RADIESSE® dermal filler is an injectable filler for facial folds and wrinkles. It contains microspheres of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, a biocompatible, biodegradable material. It is similar in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bone and has a history of safe use in dental and orthopedic applications.
RADIESSE® is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. Once injected, RADIESSE® dermal filler immediately addes fullness to your face giving you a visible result at the first treatment session. RADIESSE® filler contains microspheres made of natural material called Calcium Hydroxyapatite in a water based gel carrier. Studies have shown that six months after treatment with RADIESSE® dermal filler, there is an increase in collagen production to the areas of injection.
RADIESSE® dermal filler is injected with lidocaine to minimize discomfort. If you are taking blood thinners or medications that may interfere with clotting of the blood, such as aspirin, you are more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. The most common side effects are redness, bruising and swelling. These side effects generally last a short time and are mild in nature.