Posted on November 29, 2017
RADIESSE® (formerly marketed as Radiance) is a cosmetic dermal filler that is used throughout the world to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and facial folds. In addition to the long-lasting results it provides as a cosmetic filler, RADIESSE® is also FDA-approved in the United States for face and hands. It is comprised of a white, sterile injectable filler pre-mixed with lidocaine that is radiopaque and can be seen on CT scan and may possible be seen on standard X Ray. It should not be injected into the lips or eyes. It comes in two different sizes: 0.8cc and 1.5cc
RADIESSE is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen.Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen. Results can be seen immediately though one week is the true volumizing result though lasts over one year.
By: Mary Hazan, PA-C at Pure Aesthetics MedSpa