Are Radiesse Fillers Right for Your Skin?

Americans spend billions of dollars annually on various cosmetic treatments. Among the most popular and effective minimally invasive procedures are dermal fillers. Cosmetic surgeons use them to solve skin problems such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Dermal fillers can help achieve the youthful glow that people most desire. 


A dermal filler may be the closest thing to the fountain of youth. You need a few jabs to transform your facial appearance by filling in wrinkles and adding volume where needed. Injectable dermal fillers are very low-risk compared to invasive cosmetic procedures. Still, it would help to learn more about them before undergoing treatment. 


Radiesse Dermal Fillers


Radiesse is one of the most popular types of dermal fillers. It is a huge favorite among people who want to maintain smooth skin free of wrinkles and blemishes. It is an injectable soft-tissue filler used to plump the folded or wrinkled areas of the skin, mainly on the face. It works by stimulating the naturally-occurring collagen under the skin.


The filler contains various compounds and elements that create a structure that mimics natural connective tissue. Its firmer viscosity makes it effective for deeper furrows to replace or augment volume in areas like the chin, jawline, and cheekbones. 


Is It Right for Your Skin?


Since Radiesse works specifically to add volume, some patients are better candidates for the procedure than others. Do you have moderate wrinkling on your forehead and around your mouth and nose? If so, you may be a suitable candidate for this cosmetic treatment. 


Forehead folds, crow’s feet, and smile lines develop when your skin begins to thin and becomes less able to support the underlying tissue. They occur when your skin begins to lose its ability to hold moisture. Furthermore, gravity accelerates the problem if the skin folds are on your forehead. 


Radiesse is ideal for moderate to severe signs of aging. If you have milder age-related skin concerns, determine whether there is a more appropriate aesthetic treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. However, this treatment is not only for the most severe skin-aging concerns.  


Unsuitable Candidates for Radiesse


You are not a good candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, people with severe skin reactions and allergies may not be ideal candidates. 


Where Can You Use This Filler?


Radiesse is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can successfully improve the face and various body areas. The fact that it is effective in non-facial areas is pretty unique because no other dermal filler can achieve this function. Other common treatment areas include the hands, jowls, and mouth. 


Side Effects and Risks


Dermal fillers are generally safe, but you may experience the following side effects in the treatment area:


  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Pain

  • Itching

  • Temporary loss of sensation

  • Difficulty with normal movement




Avoid this procedure if you are allergic to any ingredients in Radiesse. Also, individuals with an active skin infection, bleeding disorders, or a history of herpes should not undergo this treatment. 


But if you are a good candidate for this procedure, you can expect immediate improvement and full results within a week. That said, Radiesse is not permanent. You will require repeat treatments every few years.


For more on Radiesse fillers, visit Aron Kressel, MD, at our New York, New York office. Call 212-772-6968 to schedule an appointment today.

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