"I loved the instant effect of Radiesse when Dr Vik used it on my nose. Now it has better shape and better curve!" - Xin, Sheffield (treated at Dermaskin Manchester)
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse lasts twice as long as hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm and gives unbeatable results for areas like the nasolabial lines (lines around the nose and mouth). Although it has been used for a number of years it is slightly stiffer when in place and therefore is suitable for a certain patient base.
Hundreds of thousands of patients have now been treated with Radiesse. Following years of clinical studies and research, Radiesse has been proven to be safe and effective: it is an FDA approved treatment (the primary drug safety/ regulatory body in the USA).
Works Well For The Following Indications
- Smile lines (Nasolabial lines) – moderate to severe in depth
- Frown lines (Glabellar lines) – moderate to severe in depth
- Nasal bridge correction
- Cheek and Zygomatic bridge – to contour and volumise flat cheeks
- Chin enhancement
Not To Be Used For
- Lips enhancement – not compatible
- Vermillion border – not compatible
- Any supradermal injection areas
How is it different to other fillers?
Radiesse® is different to fillers such as Restylane as it works with your body stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue regeneration just below the skin’s surface. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.
It is made of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, suspended in a water-based gel carrier. As Radiesse® is injected, the gel and Radiesse® microspheres form a “scaffold”, stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue growth in and around the injection area. This “partnership” between Radiesse® and your own body creates a natural look, comprised of your own tissue and Radiesse® microspheres.
Over time (usually around 6 weeks), your body absorbs the gel carrier while collagen has started to grow and infiltrate the area, replacing the gel with your own, natural tissue. The Radiesse® microspheres continue to provide the support and structure for your body to grow new tissue and collagen until the microspheres are also safely and naturally absorbed into your body.
What will happen during the treatment?
Following a thorough facial analysis and detailed discussion of the proposed treatment plan, the treatment can be started straight away, no patch-test is necessary. A small amount of gel is injected into the skin with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles: the results are instant. An ice-pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.
Is it painful?
No. However, as with any injection there may be some discomfort. Usually only an anaesthetic cream is required. As all treatments are performed by doctors we are able to use local anaesthetic injections if necessary, which allow treatments to be entirely pain free.
How long will the treatment last?
Results of a single treatment should last around 2 years. Individual results may vary, affected by age, skin-type, lifestyle and muscle activity.
What are the possible side-effects?
Very few side-effects have been reported in clinical trials and in actual usage. However, you might experience some common injection-related reactions, like swelling, pain, itching and tenderness at the injection site. This usually settles within 24-48 hours
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal daily activities immediately. For 24 hours following treatment try to avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area and extensive sun or heat exposure. We also provide you with some arnica gel to take home and this works to soothe the area and reduce any inflammation or swelling.
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