WHAT ARE RADIESSE® INJECTIONS?

Radiesse® are dermal fillers that are FDA-approved to 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). Radiesse is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Immediately upon injection, Radiesse helps smooth out lines and wrinkles. The natural-looking results last a year or more in many patients.

WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • Allergy to any component of the product

  • Allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it

  • History of severe allergies

  • Bleeding disorder

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1 week prior to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to your injection to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2 -3 days before treatment (Ex: tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone)

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment.

WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or stinging during and following injection. Redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may also be visible.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive alcohol consumption to allow your body time to heal.

  • Avoid exposing the injection sites to excessive heat. Take caution by avoiding sunbathing, saunas, waxing, hot tubs, and hot showers.

  • You can wash the treated areas normally and use makeup to cover any bruising or swelling. Sunscreen can also be worn over the injection areas.

  • If you do experience swelling, ice packs can be applied intermittently.

  • For pain, take acetaminophen rather than NSAIDs as they can increase bruising.

  • Radiesse should smooth out easily in the face, however if you do notice a bump, you can gently massage it to help your body incorporate it more evenly.