What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth 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).
What is RADIESSE® made from?
RADIESSE® is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body therefore allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and the gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.
What makes RADIESSE® different from other leading dermal fillers?
RADIESSE® is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients. Additionally, in clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that RADIESSE® patients were more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.
Who can benefit from treatment with RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds including naso-labial folds, flat cheeks, jowls and chin.
How is treatment with RADIESSE® performed? Is it painful?
RADIESSE® is injected underneath the skin in a quick procedure that can be done during lunchtime. RADIESSE® is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), making the procedure much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with RADIESSE mixed with lidocaine.
How soon will I see results with RADIESSE®, and how long will they last?
Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE® restores volume to smooth out the signs of ageing. In many patients, the natural-looking results may last up to 18 months or more.
What are the side effects of a RADIESSE® treatment?
The most common adverse effects include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short period of time and are mild in nature. Please not that these are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE®.
What is the cost of RADIESSE®?
A single syringe of Radiesse® costs R8000. Dr. Reddy will advise whether one or more syringes are required to treat a particular area.