- Will I need a skin test?
No. Radiesse has a biocompatible formulation. It will not produce a toxic or allergic response.
Are there any side effects?
Very few have been reported in clinical trials and in actual usage. However, you might experience some common injection-related reactions like swelling, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site.
- What if I’m taking medication?
- If you’re taking aspirin or other medication, please consult your nurse practitioner for further advice.
- Does it hurt?
- Patients may react differently, so please check with your nurse practitioner about pain management during your procedure.
- Can Radiesse be injected over other implants?
- If you have other implants or materials still in place, please notify and consult your nurse practitioner.
- Is Radiesse permanent?
- No, the gel carrier dissolves within a few months and the structural micro spheres are broken down through the body’s natural processes.
- Will Radiesse become hard or noticeable to touch?
- No, Radiesse stays soft and pliable and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.
- How long will Radiesse last?
- A Radiesse correction can last up to 18 months or more, BUT it does depend on individual results to the treatment; which are dependent on age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity.
- Is Radiesse approved?
- Yes. Radiesse is fully approved for facial augmentation with CE mark certification and a number of USA FDA clearances.
- How quickly can I return to normal activities?
Around 24 hours after injection, most swelling or redness will have subsided. Some patients return to work immediately following their injection, while others may need 24 hours.