Class: Semi-permanent soft tissue filler

Radiesse Mode of action: Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which are suspended in a gel. This filler volumizes in two ways: There is an immediate volumizing effect, and also a delayed improvement over time because the active ingredient in Radiesse helps the body produce more of the skin's main structural protein (collagen). The gel is eventually absorbed and your body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving only your collagen behind.

Radiesse Approved Cosmetic Uses: Radiesse is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Radiesse Results: Some results are immediate, while others appear gradually. Radiesse results last for about nine to 18 months.

Radiesse Side Effects:

Possible side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Cosmetic dissatisfaction

Radiesse Injection Cost: Roughly $950 per syringe

Injection Pain (1-5 scale, with 5 being the most pain): 2

Radiesse can be mixed with an anesthetic to help keep pain to a minimum.

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  • Ormsby 50x50

    Marcia V. Ormsby, MD

    Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery, Inc.
    116 Defense Hwy.,
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (866) 899-0158

  • Schuster 50x50

    Ronald H. Schuster, MD

    10807 Falls Road, #100
    Baltimore, MD 21093
    (800) 572-1096

  • P

    Brian R Buinewicz MD

    Buinewicz Plastic Surgery & Medspa
    3655 Route 202
    Suites 225 and 230
    Doylestown, PA 18902
    (800) 769-0037