Frequently Asked Questions About Radiesse®

June 7, 2024 – Dr. Barr

What is Radiesse® and how does it work?

Radiesse® is a dermal filler consisting of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. When injected, it adds volume to the skin and stimulates collagen production, promoting long-lasting results.

What areas can be treated with Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is commonly used to address smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and volume loss in the hands. It can also enhance cheekbones and jawlines for a more youthful appearance.

How long does Radiesse® last?

Results from Radiesse® treatments can last up to two years, depending on the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle factors, and the treatment area.

Is Radiesse® safe?

Radiesse® has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use and has a long-standing safety profile. It’s essential to have the treatment performed by a qualified and experienced healthcare provider like our team at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

What is the downtime after a Radiesse® treatment?

Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site, but these effects typically subside within a few days. Most individuals can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Are there any side effects associated with Radiesse®?

Common side effects of Radiesse® may include bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, or itching at the injection site. These effects are usually mild and temporary.

Who is a good candidate for Radiesse®?

Ideal candidates for Radiesse® are individuals looking to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, or enhance facial contours. It’s suitable for those seeking a non-surgical rejuvenation option with long-lasting results. During your consultation with our patient counselor, we will discuss your treatment goals to determine if Radiesse® or another type of dermal filler is the best choice for you.

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