Radiesse Dermal Filler
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.
Radiesse is available in Houston and Austin at all 13 Westlake Dermatology locations.
Before and After Radiesse
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.
Radiesse is FDA approved for hand rejuvenation
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. Radiesse can also be used on the hands to decrease the signs of aging.
With their constant exposure to the elements, hands show signs of aging more quickly than other areas of the body. Radiesse can be used to augment the hands and decrease the bony, aged look.
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.