What is Radiesse Filler?
Radiesse filler is a quick working and long lasting solution for moderate to severe wrinkles. The injectable dermal filler was approved by the FDA in 2006 and has become a sought after alternative to surgical facelift procedures. Although surgical procedures such as fat transfer offer more permanent solutions, Radiesse has become a safe and long lasting substitute to non-surgical facelifts.
Instead of using the typical chemicals you would expect to find in most other dermal fillers, Radiesse is made of a water based gel that contains calcium microspheres. The calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in our own bodies; our teeth and bones. After 10 years on the market, the filler has established itself as a reliable and beneficial alternative to other fillers.
Why choose this type of Filler
There are several dermal fillers on the market today. Radiesse is different in that it doesn’t use hyaluronic acid like most other injectables. Instead, Radiesse is made of natural gels and works closely with your own body to smooth out wrinkles and promote healthier skin.
How Does It Work?
A small needle injects the filler under the skin. The affects are both immediate and long lasting, making it an attractive choice to other fillers on the market. The treatment works in 2 ways:
 Immediate – The effects of Radiesse Filler are noticeable almost instantly. Calcium Hydroxyapatite is the substance used in the injectable and it works to add volume under the skin. This will give your skin a plump and firm look immediately.
 Long Term – Radiesse achieves long term results but stimulating your bodies natural production of collagen. These results have been shown to last for a year or more in many patients.
Benefits of Radiesse Filler
It has the benefit of working immediately and maintaining results long term. There are few injectables or fillers on the market that can offer both results.
Because the filler promotes collagen production in your own skin, it will last longer than most other fillers. Most patients still display results for up to a year after treatment.
The procedure is very quick, generally taking about 15 minutes. It also requires fewer injections as compared to other fillers or injectables.
There are virtually no risks of an allergic reaction because of natural compounds that make up the filler.
As with any filler or injectable, there are going to be some side effects. The side effects of Radiesse are mild owing to the natural composition, some may experience slight numbness or tingling in the area of injection, minor swelling or bruising at injection sites, a temporary headache, and some patients report temporary nausea.