Radiesse® is a non-hyaluronic acid dermal filler that was approved by the FDA in 2006 for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and facial lines. It is also an excellent filler for restoration of volume loss in the midface. Radiesse injections work very well for rejuvenating the back of the hands which improves the appearance of bony and tendinous hands.
Once injected, Radiesse acts as a scaffold under the skin, and naturally stimulates the body to form collagen. Radiesse is made from calcium based microspheres suspended in a water based gel.
Results of Radiesse
The results of Radiesse treatment can be seen immediately upon injection and are long lasting. Most patients noted that the effect of Radiesse was still present a year later.
Uses of Radiesse
Radiesse injections have the following uses:
- Fill in naso-labial folds from the nose to the angles of the mouth
- Fill in Marionette lines from the corners of the angles of the mouth down to the jawlines
- Fill in the mid-cheek area for volume loss
- Fill in the back of the hands for elimination of bony and tendinous appearing appearance
Radiesse at Clinique Esthetique
At Clinique Esthetique, Radiesse injections are given after mixing a specified amount of lidocaine for pain relief. Topical anesthetic is also used for an even more comfortable experience.
Radiesse injection treatment is performed only by a Board certified physician, after a detailed consultation.