What is Radiesse® dermal filler?
Radiesse® dermal filler is a biocompatible substance made of made of calcium hydroxylapatite that is identical to a substance found naturally in the body. Because it does not contain any animal or human-derived components, Radiesse® has a minimal risk of allergic reactions. Over time, the product will degrade naturally into calcium and phosphate ions that are safely metabolized by the body’s processes.
Why consider Radiesse®?
- To plump up deep wrinkles
- To pump up and smooth out deep folds
How is Radiesse® administered?
Columbus Radiesse® dermal filler is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive procedure. Treatment takes place in the office with a local anesthetic.
When injected into the skin, the Radiesse® microspheres initially form space under the skin. They provide immediate facial volume for a soft, natural look. While the results are immediate, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, although the very tiny, smooth microspheres remain. Once injected, Radiesse® dermal filler starts a process of necollagenesis: the creation of new collagen. It stimulates collagen production in your body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site. In many cases, the results may last up to a year or more.
Because Radiesse® does not contain any animal or human derived components, there is no need for a skin test prior to the injection.
Is Radiesse® dermal filler safe?
In years of rigorous clinical testing and worldwide use, Radiesse® dermal filler has been proven to be safe and effective. It has received CE mark certification, two FDA approvals, and a number of FDA clearances.
What can I expect after the procedure?
You’ll see results immediately after treatment. Radiesse® dermal filler continues to deliver results over time as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results may last up to a year or more in patients, which will result in fewer office visits. Individual results may vary, depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate. Columbus Radiesse dermal filler stays soft and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.
Most patients experience little or no downtime and return to normal activities almost immediately. Within twenty-four hours after treatment, most swelling and redness will have subsided.