RADIESSE® is a calcium hydroxyapatite derived product that is used as a dermal filler for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel youthful inside. Fortunately, treatment with RADIESSE® can help replenish youthful volume and stimulate your own collagen production, minimizing the appearance of those pesky facial lines, wrinkles, and folds that mask our smiles. Best of all, results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process generally takes only about 30 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your Dr. Manrique prior to treatment to set up your goals.
How painful is a RADIESSE® treatment?
The procedure causes minimum discomfort. Dr. Manrique uses topical numbing cream to make the injection as comfortable as possible.
When will I see results?
You can see the results immediately after the treatment
How long do results last?
Results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients although they will vary depending on each patient skin condition before the treatment.
What are the side effects and downtime?
Side effects are usually minimal following RADIESSE® treatment. The most common side effects include redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites; however, these should be temporary effects that disappear within a few days.
There is usually no downtime following a RADIESSE® treatment. The patient can immediately resume their everyday activities after leaving the office.