Radiesse® is a dermal filler that can be used on many different parts of the face. It is typically used as a way of addressing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and areas around the jaw and jowl.
Radiesse® is made with calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Following treatment with Radiesse®, immediate improvement and volume is seen with the added benefit of stimulating your own natural collagen over time. This makes it one of the longer lasting dermal fillers with a 12 or more month life expectancy.
Dr. Maddox of Thrive in Portland, Oregon is excited to offer Radiesse® along with many other fillers and injectables including Botox Cosmetic®, Juvéderm® XC, Restylane®. Some of these are better used on mild lines and wrinkles, while others are perfect for moderate to severe folds. It is common for patients to combine different dermal fillers to enjoy a complete “liquid face lift” that provides immediate and long-term results.
An appointment for Radiesse® injections is fast and simple. Patients are made comfortable in the treatment chair as Dr. Maddox determines the best areas of injection. This occurs during the initial examination and consultation appointment, and then patients are ready for treatment once deemed appropriate candidates for injections. Dr. Maddox uses a gentle, steady hand to administer the injections to augment areas of the face in a safe manner.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler for cosmetic use, and can be used on areas of the face and even on the backs of hands. It is important for patients to discuss their skin concerns with Dr. Maddox to find out if Radiesse® is the best method of improvement. Call Thrive of Portland, Oregon today to schedule an initial appointment and learn more about the ways in which Radiesse® can transform the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a cosmetic injectable dermal filler that is used to smooth out wrinkles and reduce the signs of aging in both the face and the hands. It is made from a synthetic molecule called calcium hydroxylapatite that is suspended in a gel.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse works by filling in areas where volume has been lost, wrinkles have formed, or you simply don’t have a lot of natural volume due to genetics. The calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres are injected into targeted areas to immediately boost volume and smooth out wrinkles. It also serves a dual anti-aging benefit by stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production, providing long-lasting results.
Where can Radiesse be injected?
Radiesse can be used in a variety of locations:
- Nasolabial folds
- Vertical lip lines around the mouth
- Marionette lines
- Areas where fat has been lost in the face
- The backs of the hands
- Places on the face where scars have created depressions in the skin
How is Radiesse different from other fillers?
One of the key differences between Radiesse and other fillers is the molecule it is made from. Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, which is naturally absorbed by your body and therefore doesn’t provide as long-lasting of results. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, which lasts longer – up to a year or even two years in some patients. Radiesse is also the first FDA-approved dermal filler for both the face and the back of the hands.
How long is the treatment time?
Radiesse treatment is quick! In fact, in most cases, it only takes about 15 minutes or less to complete the procedure and you can resume your normal daily activities right away.
How long does Radiesse last?
Individual results will vary, but some patients can maintain their beautiful Radiesse results for up to two years before they need a touch-up treatment.
Who can benefit from treatment with Radiesse?
People who have wrinkles, folds, or volume loss in their face or the backs of their hands can benefit from Radiesse treatment. In addition, it can be used to boost volume in the cheeks.
Am I eligible for Radiesse?
Many patients who are interested in smoothing out wrinkles on their face or hands are eligible to use Radiesse to combat the signs of aging. We can help you determine whether you are a good candidate in a thorough consultation and evaluation.
Is there anyone that should not use Radiesse?
People who are allergic to lidocaine or any of the components of Radiesse should not be treated, nor should patients who have a history of severe allergic reactions to other substances. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have a bleeding disorder, you should not use Radiesse.
What if I am taking medication?
The risk of bleeding and bruising at the site of Radiesse injections increases with certain medications, such as aspirin, blood thinners, and warfarin. It is important to inform us about any medications you are taking in advance of your procedure so that we can help you determine whether Radiesse is right for you or if there are any precautions you need to take.
What should I tell my doctor before using Radiesse?
Certain medications and diseases can affect how your body reacts to Radiesse injections, so it is important that you tell your Thrive practitioner about any medications that you are taking, as well as any diseases or injuries that you currently have. It is also important for your Radiesse treatment provider to know whether you have recently had any other facial treatments or therapies, such as chemical peels.
Has Radiesse been tested and certified?
Yes. Radiesse is the first dermal filler that has been approved by the US FDA for use on both the face and the hands. Radiesse is safe but does have a risk of some side effects that we will discuss with you prior to your treatment so you are fully informed.
Where can I find out more about Radiesse?
If you are wondering, “How can I learn more about Radiesse?”, we encourage you to call Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR to schedule your personalized consultation. We are here to answer all your questions and help you find a treatment plan that is right for you!