Radiesse® is a volumizing filler. After injection, it immediately replenishes the fullness that skin begins to lose with age. Immediately after injection, the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprises the product create a lift and establish a scaffold under the skin. This scaffold provides structure and stimulates your own collagen to be produced. The production of collagen by the body extends the effect of the product beyond the initial filling effect to a long term result of youthful, natural-looking skin. Radiesse® is injected into the smile lines, corners of the mouth, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and pre-jowl areas.
After injection, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.