** Any claims regarding the duration or outcome of any treatment, procedure, or service provided are based on optimal results. Individual results may vary.

Radiesse® - How it Works

The Aging Process. Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. In youthful skin, there is an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity - all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.

The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE® truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler.1 Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.

*Photos courtesy of Radiesse®. Individual results may vary.

Why choose RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?

  • It is the only wrinkle filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results
  • It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, longer than the former leading cosmetic filler
  • RADIESSE® patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers
  • It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to significantly reduce injection related pain
  • Immediate correction in a treatment that can be performed over your lunch hour! Fewer injections and office visits
  • Cost effective treatment that lasts longer than other fillers and uses less material to achieve optimal results


How many treatments are required?
Your doctor will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Radiesse® you will need at each treatment session. Generally, significant augmentation or restoration may be achieved in a first treatment. A touch-up may be required to achieve optimal results, and periodic future touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the augmentation or restoration.

How often are treatments given?
Your doctor will decide how often treatments are given based upon your needs and desires and the areas and volume of treatment required.

How long do treatment effects last?
Treatment effects will differ for each person. In a clinical study, the treatment lasted for 1 year after the first treatment session in all patients.

Do injections of Radiesse® hurt?
As with any injection, injections with Radiesse® may hurt. Radiesse® is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. Your doctor may apply a topical or local anesthetic.

What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
Your doctor will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment.

  • The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic.
  • You and your doctor will determine if a topical or local anesthetic is needed.
  • Radiesse® will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle.
  • An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area before or after treatment to help reduce swelling.

What are the possible side effects of treatment with Radiesse®?
Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects of Radiesse®. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. However, no infections have been reported in the clinical study of Radiesse®. Report any side effects you may experience to your doctor.

Should I tell my healthcare provider what medications I am taking?
Yes. You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, even over the counter medicines or treatments. If you are taking blood th inners or medications that may interfere with clotting of the blood, such as aspirin, you might be more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. There have been no studies of possible interactions between Radiesse® and drugs or other substances or implants. Talk to your doctor about your medical history when deciding on treatment options.

What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following a treatment session with Radiesse® redness, bruising or swelling may occur in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a short period and are generally mild in nature. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Your health care provider will give you specific post-treatment care instructions. For approximately 24 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.
  • Do not apply makeup.
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure

After you leave the office, you may experience redness, bruising or swelling for a few days. Not all patients experience these, but please note that such effects can occur and are not out of the ordinary for such a treatment.
You may be able to feel the area where Radiesse® was injected for some period after injection. Over time, the injected area will feel more and more like your own tissue.

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately after treatment with Radiesse®.