Radiesse® Facial Contouring
04 October 2016
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a long lasting injectable implant/dermal filler, which is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, suspended in a gel carrier. These microspheres, once injected, provide a scaffolding, into which the body\‘s own tissue can grow, thereby maintaining the implant in place.
CaHA is a biomaterial with over twenty years of use in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, dentistry and ophthalmology and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. Radiesse is created by suspending CaHA in a common water based carrier. Because the characteristics are similar to bone and teeth, it is naturally compatible with the body. Radiesse is synthetic and man made, similar to a calcium phosphate and has been extensively tested in clinical trials for over 7 years, with good safety and efficacy results.
Where can Radiesse filler be used?
- Glabella (wrinkles between the eyebrows)
- Nasolabial folds (laughter lines)
- Radial lip lines
- Chin / cheek augmentation
- Depressed scars
- Restoring bulk to ageing/hollowed tissue
The procedure for administering Radiesse is straightforward. Firstly a clinical history is taken by the Practitioner at Innersense and all aspects of the treatment outcome will be explained. The area to be treated will then be numbed with local anaesthetic. Then the Radiesse is administered by simple injections just under the skin layer to help plump and smooth the lines. The procedure will take around 30 minutes. After the procedure, some patients resume normal activities immediately, although others prefer to wait for 24 hours, as swelling or redness may occur at the site of the injection.
How long does Radiesse filler last?
Depending on the area being treated, patients will usually see results that last between 1-2 years. However, individual results may vary, depending on a number of factors including age, lifestyle and skin type.
Are there any side effects?
As with any procedure that involves injections, you will have redness and swelling at the treatment site for 24-48 hours and there is also the possibility of bruising too. Occasionally small temporary nodules or lumps may be felt at the treatment site, these will settle in time and massage of the area is recommended to eliminate these. Radiesse cosmetic facial filler is fully approved for facial augmentation with CE mark certification and a number of USA FDA clearances.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Replenish Volume. Restore Collagen. Refresh You.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin\‘s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE Volumising Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of ageing because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what\‘s unique about RADIESSE Volumising Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumising Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumising Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
- Radiesse x1 Syringe. £350
- Radiesse x2 Syringes £550
- Radiesse x3 Syringes £750.00