Body Beautiful Spa has found that there is a growing demand for dermal fillers that last longer. Unlike Juvederm® and Restylane® which are hyaluronic other fillers that last six months to a year, Radiesse® has been proven to remain effective for more than a year. This is because Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a special gel matrix that stimulates the body’s natural collagen formation to create long-lasting volume.
Radiesse® provides an immediate correction of moderate to severe wrinkles, and also stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production for results that last more than a year in many people. Following treatment, your face feels soft and looks natural – only your practitioner needs to know!
Radiesse® is FDA approved for filling nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corner of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Virtually any facial wrinkle is treatable with Radiesse®, although other uses are considered “off-label.” It is often used to fill depressed scars, sunken cheeks, marionette lines (lines between the corners of the mouth and chin), the glabella (between the eyes), and even nose contouring and augmentation. And as our before and after pictures show, it can even be used to improve the youthfulness of your hands.
There is little to no down time with Radiesse®. After your injection, you may experience mild irritation or tenderness at the injection site, and possibly some swelling and slight discoloration. Some people experience minor bruising. You can help prevent bruising by avoiding blood thinning medications, such as Vitamin E, ibuprofen, and aspirin, for two weeks prior to your treatment appointment.
It is the stimulation of collagen growth that sets Radiesse® apart from many other dermal fillers. It's made out of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres mixed with a special gel-matrix, which stimulates the growth of collagen in your skin. This means that your treatment is accomplishing more than just filling in wrinkles. It is fostering the regeneration of the collagen foundation that helps you maintain soft, youthful looking skin for longer than comparable fillers.
Radiesse is the first facial cosmetic filler with a proven 12 month benefit in multiple clinical studies. It was approved by the FDA in 2006, and since then more than 3 million syringes have been injected worldwide.
Immediately following your Radiesse® treatment, you will see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of the treated wrinkle(s). You may have some swelling or minor bruising that will heal over a few days, however, you will be able to return to your normal routine almost immediately!