What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a safe, FDA approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading filler. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, Nasolabial Folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse works with your body, below the skin's surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a "scaffold" to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse does more than just temporarily fill-in facial folds and wrinkles - it rebuilds your skin's foundation and restores your youthful look, without the risks associated with a permanent implant.
How soon can I expect results? How long will the results last?
The results are immediate. Radiesse typically lasts a year or more, longer than the form leading filler, saving you time and money. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Bosshardt or Dr. Marzek.
Is Radiesse safe?
Yes. Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced Radiesse and more than 4,000 physicians worldwide have been trained to provide Radiesse treatments. Through years of clinical studies and independent research, Radiesse has proven to be safe and effective. With Radiesse, you get FDA approved, safe, clinically tested reliability.
How is Radiesse treatment performed?
Radiesse is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, convenient procedure. Done in our office with the use of a local anesthetic, Radiesse treatments have little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities soon after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one visit. Because Radiesse is a longer-term cosmetic enhancement, and to ensure your satisfaction, Dr. Bosshardt or Dr. Marzek might schedule a follow up visit, where a touch up treatment may be recommended.
Are there any side effects?
Normal injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve on their own.
Is Radiesse permanent?
No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. The calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body so you will have none of the risks associated with a permanent implant.
How much does it cost?
Radiesse treatments are customized for each patient, so the price varies. In general, the cost of Radiesse is comparable to similar procedures. And because Radiesse is long-lasting, you'll also save money... and time. Please consult Dr. Bosshardt or Dr. Marzek to discuss your Radiesse treatment plan.