We currently provide services for Botox and Fillers. The filler we prefer is Radiesse. Below is information regarding Radiesse.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable for facial folds and wrinkles. Calcium Hydroxylapatite has a history of safe use in otology (ears), laryngeal (vocal chords), and dental and orthopedic applications (see glossary).
What is Radiesse used for?
Radiesse is used to fill 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 will not correct the underlying causes.
Can Radiesse work for me?
Talk to your doctor about your medical history when deciding on treatment options. You should not use Radiesse if you are allergic to any ingredient of Radiesse. You should also not choose Radiesse if you desire only short-term results.
How does Radiesse work?
Once injected, Radiesse immediately adds fullness to your face giving you a visible result at the first treatment session. Radiesse contains microspheres made of a natural material called Calcium Hydroxylapatite in a water based gel carrier.
How long do treatment effects last?
Although treatment effects will differ for each person, in a clinical study, Radiesse lasted up to six months.
Do injections of Radiesse hurt?
As with any injection, injections with Radiesse may hurt. Radiesse is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. Your doctor may apply a topical or local anesthetic.
Are skin tests needed before treatment with Radiesse?
No skin testing is required prior to use.
Should I tell my healthcare provider what medications I am taking?
Yes. You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, even over the counter medicines or treatments. If you are taking blood thinners or medications that may interfere with clotting of the blood, such as aspirin, you might be more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. There have been no studies of possible interactions between Radiesse and drugs or other substances or implants.
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
Your doctor will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment. The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic. You and your doctor will determine if an anesthetic is needed. Radiesse will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area before or after treatment to help reduce