RADIESSE® stimulates the skin to produce collagen. This will restore volume in your skin, smooth away wrinkles and improve your skin quality in the long term.
Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the ageing process, the skin's natural collagen breaks down, resulting in the loss of facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines, and skin laxity that reduces your skin's youthful appearance.
RADIESSE® can give you;
Radiesse works in two ways, firstly to add volume, then to stimulate collagen;
RADIESSE® is an injectable dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and gives an immediate lifting and firming effect on the skin. Once injected, RADIESSE® directly provides volume and lift, it contains carefully formulated calcium-based microspheres and a gel. Both the gel and the microspheres are completely broken down by the body over time.
The unique formulation of RADIESSE® stimulates the production of new collagen, which results in increased volume that may last a year or more in many patients. Thanks to this method of wrinkle correction, RADIESSE® is popular with some injectable filler patients.
We will ask you to arrive early for your appointment so we can apply some local anaesthetic cream to your face. Some dermal fillers also now actually contain lidocaine anaesthetic, however, you may still feel some moderate discomfort and even notice a brief burning sensation at the injection site. After treatment, you may use an ice pack to help calm your skin.
Once injected, RADIESSE® provides immediate volume and correction but also continues to work by stimulating the skin to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA-microspheres, leaving behind only the skin's natural collagen.
As you are having your treatment your nurse will chat to you about what to expect. Your nurse practitioner will also give you a special aftercare instruction booklet to take home with you. Our out of hours contact number. We can be contacted out of hours to deal with any concerns you may have.
RADIESSE is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen. Merz are the manufacturers of Radiesse, they are based in Frankfurt, Germany, with branches in various European countries as well as the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the Asia Pacific.
Radiesse collagen stimulator injections start with a face to face consultation with your own Nurse practitioner. You will discuss your ideal treatment requirements and ask any questions and we will agree a treatment plan and cost with you then. The cost as with all dermal fillers depends on your objectives. We always remember you are paying for our experience and time as well as a dermal filler.
Treatment Finance options are under review and may be available, please ask in your consultation for more details.