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Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. Used primarily to treat areas with obvious signs of facial aging, Radiesse does more than other fillers that simply work to erase wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look. Its unique contouring ability allows physicians to treat large areas of the face in one procedure.
Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis is national trainer for Radiesse. He has been specially trained to educate other physicians throughout the country on proper injection techniques.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface. It is an injectable filler made of synthetic minerals. A gel carrier delivers the particles and holds them in place. When injected, the gel carrier creates a temporary fill, lasting anywhere from three to six months. The calcium particles left behind create a scaffold for your tissue to build around which creates the longer term fill.
What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is composed of tiny microspheres of a synthetic material called calcium hydroxylapatite that is combined with a common hydrogel used in a vast array of products. The result is a white, creamy substance with similar structural characteristics as bone and teeth.
Where can Radiesse be used?
For facial contouring, Radiesse can be used for smoothing and contouring smile lines or nasolabial folds, acne scarring, cheek, chin or jawline augmentation, or non-surgical rhinoplasty. We have also seen impressive results when used on the hands to decrease the signs of aging.
Is there any downtime with the procedure?
Radiesse allows you to resume your daily activities immediately. You may experience some mild swelling or redness at the injection site that typically last no longer than a day.
How long will the results of a Radiesse treatment last?
One treatment may last a year or longer. By having a touch-up treatment, results may last 18 months to two years.