Will I need a skin test?
No pre-testing is required.
Are there side effects?
There are few reported side effects. However, some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site.
What is Radiesse composed of?
Radiesse is composed to synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. Because CaHA has similar characteristics to bone and teeth, it is naturally compatible with the body.
How long will Radiesse last?
Radiesse should provide correction that lasts around 1 to 2 years.
Is Radiesse approved?
Yes. Radiesse has approval in Canada, a CE Mark certification for facial plastic surgery, among others, and a number of U.S. FDA clearances.
Radiesse is used for:
Nasolabial folds, post-rhinoplasty defects, chin and cheek augmentation, tear trough and jaw line contouring.