Aesthetic Services

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Fillers - Radiesse

 

 

What is it?

 
Radiesse is an injectable filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite that treats unwanted facial creases and deep wrinkles by augmenting the underlying soft tissue. This filler is commonly used to treat the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Providing a youthful look with long lasting results, Radiesse is ideal for those seeking sustained results that last an average of one year or more.
 

What is calcium hydroxylapatite?

 
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring mineral substance found in the bones and teeth of the human body. It is used for a number of different medical purposes, including reconstructive surgery, ear-nose-throat (ENT) conditions, maxillofacial surgery, dentistry and urology.
 

How does Radiesse work?

 

Radiesse is comprised of patented calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. When injected into the skin, the microspheres initially perform as a filler to immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. Then, the filler starts a process called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen, around the injection site. Eventually, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, and it is naturally and safely metabolized by the body.
 

How is Radiesse different from other fillers?

 

  • Results that last 12 months and beyond
  • More volume enhancing effects than hyaluronic acids
  • First filler with advanced calcium-based microsphere technology that both fills depressions in the skin and stimulates the production of new collagen
  • Thicker consistency provides superior facial contouring and jowl correction results
 

What are the possible side effects?

 

Side effects of Radiesse include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching at the injection sites. Most of these will diminish within 48 hours with the exception of mild bruising which may take 2 to 10 days to gradually fade. Make-up is often sufficient to cover most mild bruising. For ways to prevent and reduce swelling after a Radiesse treatment, click here
 

Is it safe?

 

In 2006, Radiesse was FDA-approved for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. In years of rigorous clinical testing and use by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, Radiesse has been proven to be safe and effective. Radiesse's biocompatible composition does not contain any animal- or human-derived components, and it has a minimal risk of allergic reaction.
 

How should I prepare for a Radiesse treatment?

 

No pre-testing is necessary, however prior to treatment it is recommended that patients avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or high doses of fish oil and vitamin E supplements to prevent an increased chance of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, inform Dr Yeoh if you have occasional bouts of cold sores as medication to prevent a reoccurrence may be necessary. 
 
For ways to prevent and reduce bruising after a Radiesse treatment, click here
 

Who is not suitable for Radiesse treatments?

 

Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Radiesse. People with bleeding disorders, known allergies to gram positive bacteria, previous allergic reactions that required hospital treatment, or a history of keloid scarring should also avoid Radiesse injections.
 

What can I expect after a treatment?

 

Immediately following the treatment, you can expect slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. The discomfort is temporary and generally disappears in a few days.
 

Are the treatments painful?

 

A topical anaesthetic is routinely applied to the treated areas prior to the procedure. Besides a small prick, most people find the injections to be relatively painless. Ultrafine needles are used to decrease the discomfort experienced by the patient.
 

How fast will I see the results, and how long do they last?

 

You'll see results immediately after treatment, yet Radiesse dermal filler continues to deliver results over time as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results may last up to one year or more, resulting in fewer office visits for follow-up treatments.
 

If I had a laser treatment or chemical peel recently, can I still use Radiesse?

 

It is recommended that you wait until recent cosmetic treatments totally heal, and the skin returns to its normal condition before undergoing Radiesse injections. This normally occurs within 2 to 4 weeks of your last treatment.
 

Interested to find out more?

 

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