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The Complete Guide to Radiesse Dermal Filler

A syringe filled with dermal filler may be the closest thing we’ll ever come to discover the elixir of youth. Just a few brief strokes can completely change how your face looks by smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume where it’s most required. Filler essentially smoothes and plumps features wherever you choose. Radiesse is one of the most well-liked dermal filler alternatives when you’re considering obtaining it. The soft tissue filler that has received FDA approval as an injectable filler can also be utilized to enhance facial features. Additionally, did you know that your hands may reveal your actual age with absolute certainty? It is permitted to be used in the hands as well.

Do you feel like it’s all too good to be true? The effects of Radiesse, like the majority of other fillers, gradually seep into the body, so they are just transitory. Nevertheless, they are still rather striking. However, if you’re willing to do the work, the transformational outcome could be well worth it.

Describing Radiesse

Radiesse is a dermal filler that may be injected and is used to treat particular areas of the hands and face. To smooth out wrinkles and help your skin produce new collagen, this therapy stimulates the body’s own collagen. Its primary goal is to treat areas of facial fat loss and creases and folds around the lips and nose.

 Radiesse is formed of calcium hydroxylapatite gel microspheres, and components in the gel serve to produce a structure that resembles connective tissue. Because of its stronger viscosity, it may be used to fill in deeper creases and to restore volume lost in areas like the cheekbones, jawline, and chin.

Advantages of Radiesse

Although patients may have different objectives when using dermal fillers like Radiesse, you’ll discover that the therapy is most frequently utilized to improve facial structure and texture. A few advantages of Radiesse include:

  • Reduces aging symptoms
  • It is used to restore volume to the backs of the hands and specific parts of the face, particularly the lips and jawline.
  • It can aid in reshaping the jawline, cheeks, and nose.

The nasolabial folds and moderate to severe facial creases and folds can be improved using Radiesse.

Preparation is simple and quick. Avoid using retinol-containing skincare products, taking blood-thinning drugs like aspirin, and utilizing any other cosmetic treatments or substances that could irritate the skin for one week before your visit.

Ibuprofen should also be avoided since, like aspirin, it can raise your risk of bruising before treatment. Additionally, you should abstain from alcohol and some supplements, such as vitamin E, ginkgo Biloba, and St. John’s wort. Before receiving treatment, “discuss any drugs or dietary supplements you use with your doctor.”

During a Radiesse Treatment, what to Expect

After a visit with your injector, your skin will be prepared for the process of going through your aesthetic goals and choose a treatment plan together. “Depending on the technique utilized, a topical numbing cream may be given to the treatment area with or without numbing injections. Before receiving injections, your skin will be cleaned with a topical antiseptic. The anesthetic typically causes no or very little pain. With the injections, many people say they feel pressure but no discomfort.

The injections only take a few minutes, usually between five and ten, depending on how many places are being treated and produce minimal discomfort and swelling. 

Possible Adverse Effects

Radiesse may cause transient bruising, swelling, redness, itching from the injection, allergic response, infection, lumps or nodules, and unfavorable cosmetic results. Other severe and uncommon side effects could occur. Therefore it’s crucial to get treatment from a board-certified, highly skilled injector to reduce their chance.

As was already said, discuss OTC drugs and supplements with your doctor before starting therapy to reduce the chance of bruising and other adverse effects. I advise taking an over-the-counter painkiller if you experience discomfort or notice bruising following the surgery. If the swelling does develop, it should go down within 72 hours.

You can apply ice to decrease swelling and bruising following treatment, but be careful not to burn any skin that may still be numb from anesthesia. Arnica and bromelain are two dietary supplements that may be helpful but consult your doctor first.

Though it’s uncommon, you can also momentarily lose feeling in your body and have trouble moving usually. Upon injection of the filler into a blood artery, it may occlude the vessel and have negative effects that can be fatal, include tissue necrosis and, very rarely, blindness. Hyaluronic acid filler can dissolve quickly to reverse an obstruction, while Radiesse cannot.

Average Cost

Since each patient will require a different dosage and course of treatment, it is difficult to estimate the price of Radiesse therapy before you have finished your initial consultation. The price is determined by the treatment area, the required amount of filler, and the injector’s level of expertise. For a 1.5mL syringe, budget between $800 and $1,400.


There is not much follow-up care. I advise avoiding sunlight and extreme heat for the first 24 hours following treatment and refraining from intense activity or exercise.

To be safe, avoid strenuous activity for the first few days following treatment and carefully adhere to your doctor’s aftercare instructions. It is always recommended for the first 48 hours to avoid applying pressure to the treated regions, so resting on one’s back and refraining from massages or facials are both wise choices.

The Bottom Line

One benefit of Radiesse is that the results appear quite quickly. On the day of the treatment, you will probably start noticing an improvement in the volume of your skin. You should start to see the full effects around a week following your treatment. As your body metabolizes the filler gel, your results may improve over time—up to six months. Make sure to book a maintenance session by how your body responds to the filler over time since results last 18 to 24 months.

Radiesse also stimulates collagen formation for sustained advantages that linger after the body has broken down the filler itself. This is another advantage of the product.

If you are intrigued by the benefits of Radiesse and think you would like to know more about it, then book your consultation at Sol Aesthetics. During the consultation, we will answer all your questions and create a plan to meet and exceed all your aesthetic goals.