Radiesse is an FDA-approved subdermal injectable filler used for the the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (nasolabial folds). It is also used for restoration and correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in patients with HIV.
Radiesse is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier.
Depending on the area treated and your skin type, a typical Radiesse treatment will last 4 to 6 months or longer.
Is it right for me?
Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
Radiesse is not appropriate for people with severe allergies or people with bleeding disorders.
Where is it performed?
This procedure is routinely performed on an out-patient basis in Dr. Moran's office or is self-administered by the patient at home.
Anesthesia and medication
- For most patients, little to no recovery time is needed after Radiesse injections.