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Radiesse Dermal filler

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What are dermal fillers?

Radiesse dermal filler ( available in both York and Hull clinics ) is an injectable for helping restore volume or help with wrinkle correction

It works in a different way to most dermal fillers which are made up from Hyaluronic acid, eg: Restylane Juvederm, because it works by stimulating the body's own collagen to produce more.

Although it is still biodegradeable, it lasts longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers.

What are dermal fillers used for?

Radiesse dermal filler is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds—the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the  corner of your mouth, also marionette lines which are below the mouth.

Can dermal fillers work for me?

Talk to your nurse/doctor about your medical history when deciding on treatment options. You should also not choose Radiesse if you desire only short-term results.

How do dermal fillers work?

Once injected, Radiesse immediately adds fullness to your face giving  you a visible result at the first treatment session. Radiesse filler contains microspheres made of a natural material called Calcium Hydroxylapatite in a water based gel carrier.

Do injections of dermal fillers hurt?

Radiesse  filler is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. A cream is used to numb the skin beforehand, also local anaesthetic is added to the product to make the process more comfortable.

Are skin tests needed before treatment?

No skin testing is required prior to use.

Should I tell my healthcare provider what medications I am taking?

Yes. You should tell your nurse/doctor about all the medicines you are taking, even over the  counter medicines or treatments. If you are taking blood thinners 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 in-teractions between Radiesse and drugs or other substances or implants.

What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?

Your nurse/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
  • 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 dermal fillers?

Talk to your nurse/doctor about the possible side effects of Radiese. 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 filler.

Report any side effects you may experience to  your nurse/doctor.

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 clinic, 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 dermal filler 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 dermal filler.

How many treatments are required?

Your doctor/nurse will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Radiesse you will need at each treatment session.

Generally, significant changes will be achieved in a first treatment.  A touch-up may be required to achieve optimal results.