Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular treatment method for signs of aging like volume loss, but traditional fillers are absorbed by the body relatively quickly, meaning that treatment must be repeated to maintain the results. Radiesse is an injectable that stimulates your own collagen production, meaning that the skin’s firmness and elasticity are improved beyond the results from the product itself. In addition to treating lines and volume loss in the face, Radiesse is also useful for the hands.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable filler. The formula is designed to stimulate your own natural collagen production, which makes the treatment’s effects long-lasting. Radiesse is made with calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), which is naturally occurring in the body. The product’s ingredients are nontoxic and nonallergenic, so the treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. Radiesse is typically used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines near the mouth and nose, such as nasolabial folds, or to restore the lost volume from fat loss in the face. In addition, Radiesse can be used to restore volume to the backs of the hands, a common sign of aging.
Who is a Candidate for Radiesse Treatment?
The average Radiesse candidate is between the ages of 35 and 60. They see fine lines and wrinkles or lost volume due to the natural aging process or fat loss in the face due to a medical condition. Before undergoing treatment, you should be generally healthy. Your candidacy can be determined by one of our team members at Eterna MD during a consultation.
What Happens During Radiesse Treatment?
Radiesse injections may be done under local anesthesia, and the product is FDA approved for combination with lidocaine to ease discomfort during the treatment. After determining the correct injection site to achieve your ideal results, a qualified Eterna MD team member will perform the Radiesse injections. This procedure takes only about 15 minutes.
What Can I Expect After Radiesse Treatment?
After Radiesse treatment, you may experience some minor side effects such as itching, swelling, or redness. However, these should dissipate quickly. Some results will be immediately visible and will continue to improve, with most patients seeing their final results within a week after the treatment. You may return to your normal routine immediately after the treatment if you choose but should avoid direct sun exposure as well as a strenuous activity such as exercise for about 24 hours or until all swelling subsides.
Can I exercise after Radiesse injections?
Yes! Radiesse does not require downtime and you can return to your regular schedule immediately afterward. However, you might experience some irritation if you sweat near your injection areas.
Can I wear makeup after Radiesse?
You can return to your regular beauty regimen after Radiesse treatment, although you should avoid rubbing or pushing on the injection area too much. Also, avoid using any strong irritants or active ingredients on your skin for a few days after your treatment.
Can you lay down after Radiesse?
Although you can generally return to your regular schedule, you should try to sleep with your head slightly elevated and not sleep on your side for the first few days after treatment. This avoids putting pressure on your injection sites.
Can you take ibuprofen after Radiesse?
You can take Tylenol or acetaminophen to reduce discomfort in the first few days after treatment. You should generally avoid NSAIDs like ibuprofen since these have the chance of affecting your results.
Does Radiesse have hyaluronic acid?
The main ingredient in Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite rather than hyaluronic acid. This means Radiesse takes a different approach to anti-aging than injectables containing hyaluronic acid like Juvederm or Restylane.
Request a Consultation
To learn more about Radiesse and find out if it’s the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Eterna MD. Call our Lake Mary, Florida office at (407) 537-7367 or fill out our online form to set up your first appointment.