HOW DOES IT WORK?
Radiesse® is used as a deep or moderately deep dermal filler for facial augmentation, or as a bio-stimulant for regenerating collagen. Its principle component is calcium hydroxyapatite, which is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. Radiesse® is used in its undiluted form where extra structure or sculpting is required such as chin augmentation, or in areas requiring extra support, as in the jawline. It can also be blended with extra local anaesthetic to ‘flood’ an area where collagen stimulation is needed, rather than specific lifting of filling. In this form we use it mainly for anti ageing on chests or the backs of hands.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
When used as a dermal filler, it will last up to 15 months. As a bio-stimulant, the area treated will continue to improve for 6 months, at which point it has reached its maximum effect. An annual top up is recommended to maintain results.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
As with any dermal fillers, there are possible side effects and complications associated with the actual procedure eg.bruising or swelling. Complications specific to this product are discussed at the time of consultation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Radiesse® comes in 1.5ml syringes. When used as a dermal filler eg. jaw, it costs $790. As a bio-stimulant for hands or neck, it costs $990, two syringes are recommended for the chest area.