Radiesse

 

 
Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. It is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence – all without invasive surgery or scarring.
 
Technique/Procedure:
Dr. Dickerson will examine the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of your wrinkles and folds and determine a treatment plan specific to your needs and desired look. Dr. Dickerson will ease the Radiesse® injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. We will take before and after pictures, so that you can see the difference it makes. 
 
Benefits:
Minimal to no downtime
Little discomfort
 
Common Side Effects:
Mild temporary swelling, redness, bumps or bruising
Temporary itching at the treatment site
Avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure for 24 hours
 
Seeing Results:
You will see results immediately and one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. You will return for a two week follow-up appointment, which allows Dr. Dickerson to see if you need any touchups. 
 
DO NOT USE RADIESSE® if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in Radiesse®, have an infection in the area that will be injected, and are or think you might be pregnant
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Is it safe?
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is FDA approved, and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. As with all filler treatments, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.
 
2. Is there a potential for Radiesse® to migrate after injection? For example, could it spread from the cheeks into the nasolabial folds?
After injection the Radiesse® is malleable in order to shape the contours of the face. Massaging or placing pressure on the area of injection may help to smooth out any desired bumps, but it does not move into other areas, planes, or tissues of the face. This is simple repositioning and molding, but the filler is thick and will not migrate in your face once set.