Radiesse – The Lifting Filler
Radiesse can effectively be applied for deep wrinkle reduction, lifting, and contouring. Depending on your individual needs, Radiesse® helps to achieve a correction of single parts of the face or a full facial lifting with long-lasting effects.
Radiesse is a collagen stimulator In addition to the immediate filling effect, the high-quality ingredients of Radiesse stimulate growth of our own natural collagen.2–4 Thanks to the collagen-inducing effect of Radiesse, the skin regains its youthful tightness and elasticity – our natural beauty blooms again. Collagen provides elasticity and volume. Collagen is the main structural protein of our skin and makes our skin appear firm and smooth. However, with age, natural collagen production slows down, so that our skin gets thinner and loses volume and elasticity. The consequences: Wrinkles develop and the facial features begin to sag – the whole face loses its contours.
Radiesse: A Collagen Stimulator
In addition to the immediate filling effect, the high-quality ingredients of Radiesse® stimulate growth of our own natural collagen.2–4 Thanks to the collagen-inducing effect of Radiesse®, the skin regains its youthful tightness and elasticity – our natural beauty blooms again.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and has an immediate lifting and firming effect on the skin. Once injected, it does not only immediately add volume to the
treated area, but over time, the calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres of Radiesse® begin to stimulate the production of the body‘s natural collagen. The results may last up to a year or more in many patients
Has Radiesse been tested and certified?
Yes, Radiesse achieved the CE certification, which is the European Union’s standard for product safety. Radiesse was also approved by the FDA (the American regulatory authority) in 2006.
What is the treatment procedure?
Your practitioner will explain the different treatment options available and discuss the best one for you. With the use of a local anesthetic, Radiesse is gently injected into the skin, usually in small amounts, with a very fine needle. One treatment session typically takes approximately 30 minutes. The effect will be visible immediately after injection.
What if I am taking medication?
Please inform your practitioner before treatment if you are taking medication, even if it is not a prescription medicine. Taking anticoagulants and painkillers, including aspirin and some vitamin supplements, can lead to unwanted bruising. Your practitioner will advise you accordingly.
Are there any side effects?
Most adverse events are injection-site-related and often transient reactions. Prior to treatment, your practitioner will inform you about all possible risks and potential adverse events that are listed in the Instructions for use.
How long does the effect of Radiesse last?
Individual results are dependent on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolism and, of course, the area treated. Generally, the effect of the treatment lasts over a year for most patients.
I am afraid that the treatment might hurt. What can I do?
With the line extension product, Radiesse Lidocaine, Merz offers patients a new dermal filler that combines the proven efficacy and safety of Radiesse with extra comfort. Clinical data show that Radiesse Lidocaine significantly reduces pain during and throughout the first hour after treatment. The pain reducing effects of Radiesse Lidocaine can make your aesthetic treatment more pleasant and comfortable.
Can Radiesse be combined with other products?
For a holistic treatment of individual folds and selected areas of the face, it may be advisable to combine Radiesse with other products from the Merz Aesthetics portfolio. Please ask your practitioner which treatment option is best for you.