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All About Radiesse

Radiesse is an extremely popular choice of dermal filler due to its efficacy and convenience.
Our faces start to get thinner as a natural part of aging. The subcutaneous fat in our cheeks tends to disappear. Without this layer of fat, your muscles have a bigger impact on your skin. That leads to more visible frown lines and crow’s feet.

You’ll also notice your skin begin to sag a bit. This is because of a loss of elasticity. A substance called collagen is what helps our skin “snap” back into place. You naturally produce less collagen when you get older, and you lose it faster. Your skin becomes looser around your cheeks, chin, and jaw.

A dermal filler is a substance meant to restore some of your facial volume. Depending on the product, these can be used to plump your lips, soften your wrinkles, diminish scars, remove eye bags, and enhance your natural contours

How Radiesse Works

Part of the appeal of this treatment is that it isn’t just injecting artificial volume beneath your skin. It actually stimulates your body’s natural processes so that you create more collagen. This can fill out your face and improve skin elasticity.

The most common places for treatment are the areas around the mouth and nose. You can also use this filler to improve wrinkles and mild sagging of the skin on your hands.

All of the ingredients are non allergenic and nontoxic. They are compatible with the natural makeup of your body.

Here at Sol Aesthetics we will use a very small needle to inject the substance. While the treatment may work for anyone who wants a dermal filler, the best candidates are:

  • Anywhere from 35 to 60 years old
  • Interested in treating wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Interested in treating wrinkles on the hands

The Science

The science behind Radiesse is pretty incredible. The entire formula is designed to safely work with your body and produce maximum results.

The formula uses a combination of calcium and phosphate ions to create calcium hydroxyapatite. Both of these components naturally exist in the body.

When the filler is first injected, it replaces the lost volume in the affected area. That means that you’ll be able to see results almost immediately. Then, as weeks go by, your body’s collagen processes will rev up. Your skin will create more collagen, and the filler will mimic connecting tissues.

This basically lets your skin reform around its natural shape. When enough time goes by, the filler itself is absorbed into your body. All that’s left is your collagen. That greatly reduces the chances of adverse reactions, and it increases the length of effectiveness.

In fact, patients who use Radiesse can expect to have results last a full year. Many people report results that last for two years!

During the Procedure

Based on your consultation. your Sol Aesthetics  provider will determine where each injection will be placed. They’ll then clean the areas with antiseptic, and then perform the injection.

Your session might take 15 minutes at the most. If you don’t need many injections, it could be much quicker. Since the procedure is relatively non-invasive, you will not need to recover at the office. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately afterward. Please see our Before/after Procedure page for complete Do’s and Don’ts.

A Few Things to Note

Most of the side effects from Radiesse treatment are mild and subside within about two days. 

The most common side effects vary slightly depending on whether you have a facial or hand injection.

On the face, the side effects are similar to that of any needle puncture. You might experience itching and redness around the injection area. There might also be mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness.

People who took Radiesse for their hands had similar side effects, with the addition of a few. Some have reported difficulty moving their fingers normally, as well as experiencing some nodules. You can talk to your provider about the risks of hand injection and ask about alternative options if you’re worried.

Next Steps 

A consultation with Sol Aesthetics is the first step to move forward on this path to the version of you you want to see, when you look in the mirror. We work diligently to always be a  safe space that dissolves the social stigma associated with this industry. You will leave feeling refreshed, natural, glowing, and genuinely cared for.  

During your consultation, we will answer all your questions and create with you a plan to meet and exceed your aesthetic goals.. 

Those located in South Tampa and the Greater Tampa Bay area can benefit from a consultation with the professionals at  Sol Aesthetics who are well-versed in many available cosmetic treatments.