Radiesse® is NOT hyaluronic acid.
Radiesse® is NOT hyaluronic acid. It is a FDA approved synthetic filler comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite or (CaHA) and an aqueous gel. Radiesse lifts as well as restores lost volume to the cheeks, the lower face, and effectively treats moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Once its been injected it creates a matrix that stimulates the body to produce its own collagen! As the CaHA is slowly metabolized the collagen remains, providing structural support to the face and strengthening bone.
Results lasts 1 - 2 years
Your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic and there is anesthetic in the filler as well. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising for a few days/ 2 weeks after your procedure. To minimize these side effects consider doing these things pre-procedure:
Severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, however, we’d like you to be aware of them. These risks may vary depending on the filler used and include:
Please note that all of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers and Radiesse (CaHA) have an antidote that will dissolve the filler and likely resolve an intravascular injection. Consider taking oral Arnica for 2 days before your procedure to decrease bruising.