WHO IS IT FOR?
If you are looking for natural, long-lasting results, Radiesse is a perfect alternative to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Radiesse can be used almost anywhere on the face, some of the most popular treatment areas include:
Enhancing the chin
Jowls (the pre-jowl sulcus)
WHAT IS RADIESSE?
Radiesse is a prescription only, FDA approved collagen stimulating filler containing synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) - a substance found naturally in our bodies.
HOW DOES RADIESSE WORK??
Once RADIESSE is injected into the skin, the gel is slowly absorbed as your own body deposits and builds it's own collagen around the CaHa microspheres. This unique mechanism of action provides both an instant result (much like hyaluronic acid dermal fillers), with the added benefit of long-lasting results, much like SCULPTRA. RADIESSE really is the best of both worlds!).
- Stimulates the formation of new collagen (neocollagenesis)
- Improves skin elasticity by stimulating the production of elastin
- Improves the skin by stimulating the production and proliferation of dermal cells
- Improves blood flow to the skin by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
The result is tighter, more elastic, thicker, smoother, more beautiful skin!
ARE THE RESULTS INSTANT?
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The results of RADIESSE lasts between 12 - 18 months: TWICE AS LONG as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers!
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Schedule an hour for your appointment.
IS THE PROCEDURE ITSELF PAINFUL?
No aesthetic treatment should not be 'painful'. RADIESSE is injected in tiny amounts using ultra-fine needles, and comes with lidocaine (local anaesthetic) inside the product itself (for those allergic to lidocaine, RADIESSE is also available without it). Nevertheless, we also offer topical numbing cream if required.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
RADIESSE can be used to soften and erase moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles, replace lost volume, augment, contour, restore definition, and provide overall skin rejuvenation. It can be used in the following areas and for the following conditions:
- Acne scarring
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette Lines
- Cheek augmentation
- Enhancing the chin
- Jaw augmentation
- Jowls (the prejowl sulcus)
HOW MUCH RADIESSE DO I NEED? 0.75ML OR 1.5ML?
How 'much' RADIESSE you need depends on your individual factors and expectations, and is dependent upon the degree of correction / augmentation needed to achieve the intended result. For example, a 35 year old with mild-to-moderate nasolabial folds would typically require less product than someone in their 60's wishing to achieve a similar outcome, due to the nature of ageing and a greater loss of volume in the face. Booking a free, in-depth consultation with our advanced medical practitioner can help guide you.
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD - OR SHOULDN'T DO - PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT?
We advise you not to drink alcohol or take Ibuprofen within the preceding 24hours of your appointment, as this can increase the risk of bruising.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Depending on the area(s) treated and individual factors, you may swell and / or bruise in the treated area(s). Rest assured many people do not swell or bruise at all, and if swelling and / or bruising does occur, it tends to be minimal and easily covered with make-up!
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT?
All of our treatments are fully customised to YOU and only carried out following an in-depth discussion, so this is very unlikely!
WHAT ABOUT ANY RISKS?
RADIESSE is very safe when licensed products are injected by experienced medical professionals (we have undertaken hundreds of procedures and remember, no 'one day courses here!). The main risks associated with RADIESSE is associated with the injections themselves - that is, pinprick redness and pinprick bleeding (both of which resolve during the treatment) and a small risk of bruising. Around a third of patients experience mild itching.
IS THERE ANYBODY WHO CANNOT HAVE RADIESSE?
You cannot have RADIESSE if:
You are pregnant.
You are breastfeeding.
You are under 18 years of age.
You have any acute or chronic inflammation or infection in the area.
You are hypersensitive to any of the components.
You have a tendency to develop hypertonic scars.
You have any systemic disorders that cause poor wound healing.
You have any inflammatory skin condition.
You are prone to bleeding disorders.