Q. What is RADIESSE wrinkle filler?
A. RADIESSE® wrinkle filler is an injectable filler that works by restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen production.
Q. What is the difference between RADIESSE filler and other fillers?
A. RADIESSE filler is the only calcium-based filler that stimulates collagen production. Furthermore, RADIESSE wrinkle filler has the unique ability to treat a broad range of patients no matter how moderate or severe their wrinkles are. Just one RADIESSE syringe can provide the full correction you need!
Q. Does it hurt?
A. RADIESSE wrinkle filler is now FDA approved for lidocaine mixing, which is an anesthetic. That means you can experience a more comfortable wrinkle treatment. In fact, in a recent clinical study, using RADIESSE filler in this way significantly reduced pain in 90% of patients treated.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Absolutely! RADIESSE wrinkle filler is FDA approved, and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. Our office has safely and effectively used RADIESSE on a number of patients and highly recommends this product.
Q. How long does it last?
A. You can get long lasting results with RADIESSE wrinkle filler! The natural, beautiful results may last a year or more in many patients.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. That is the best part about RADIESSE wrinkle filler – it is affordable for everyone! Because of multiple product sizes, RADIESSE filler can treat a broad range of patients based on their individual needs. Just one syringe can provide full correction! After your consultation, we will be able to determine what size is best for you and provide you a specific cost at that point.
Q. How soon can I expect results?
A. Instantly! Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE wrinkle filler restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging.
Q. How does it work?
A. Once injected, RADIESSE wrinkle filler works in partnership with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen for long lasting results. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny calcium-based microspheres and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
Q. What is it made of?
A. RADIESSE wrinkle filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to a mineral that is found naturally in your body. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
Q. How is the treatment performed?
A. RADIESSE wrinkle filler is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure that can even be done over your lunch hour. RADIESSE injections are now more comfortable because it has been FDA approved for mixing with lidocaine, a kind of anesthetic.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, contact us immediately.
Q. How long is the recovery time?
A. There is very little to no down-time involved in a RADIESSE procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with us in your consultation.
Q. Where can I find out more about RADIESSE wrinkle filler?
A. www.radiesse.com is a great source to find out more information about the product. To get more personalized information, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with us.