Restore Collagen. Replenish Volume. Refresh You.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. RADIESSE immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that make up the product. What’s unique about RADIESSE is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more!
What is RADIESSE?
RADIESSE is an injectable facial filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that may last a year or more in many patients.
What is the difference between RADIESSE and other fillers?
RADIESSE has the unique ability to both immediately restore lost volume and stimulate your body to produce its own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
How does it work?
Once injected, RADIESSE does exactly as it says: it fills or replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed looking you. Then it goes to work by stimulating your body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, your body absorbs the product and leaves behind only your own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
Does it hurt?
RADIESSE comes with an anesthetic, called lidocaine. Additionally, at B Medical Spa, our experienced injectors can apply topical numbing medication to make injection of RADIESSE more comfortable.
What is it made of?
RADIESSE is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
How is the treatment performed?
RADIESSE is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure that can even be done over your lunch hour.
Is it safe and are there side effects?
RADIESSE is FDA approved, and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. As with all filler treatments, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.
How long is the recovery time?
There is very little to no down-time involved in a RADIESSE procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with a healthcare provider.