Radiesse is a filler based on calcium hydroxyapatite. It stimulates the production of its own collagen and is widely used for suspenders, contouring and mesotherapy. Unlike hyaluronic acid, Radiesse lasts much longer - for 12-15 months. The drug has undergone numerous studies and is well studied: it practically does not cause inflammation in the tissues, does not migrate, and after some time it is independently excreted from the body.
Radies filler allows you to adjust the areas of the hands, temples, chin, nasolabial folds, cheeks and other problem areas. However, its use is not recommended for the correction of eyebrow wrinkles, nose, lips, as well as perioral and periorbital wrinkles.
What to expect from the Radiesse procedure? How long does edema go?
The procedure for administering the drug takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the correction zone. All manipulations are painless and can be used in conjunction with a local anesthetic lidocaine. Complications after Radiesse are extremely rare: in most cases, patients can immediately return to their usual way of life. If undesirable symptoms, such as bruising, swelling and redness, are observed, they usually occur in a mild form and pass after 48 hours.
Complications can occur as a result of improper administration of the drug, as well as in the presence of contraindications in the patient. Before the procedure, a specialist consultation is mandatory.
Filler administration is not recommended for people with:
• thin skin;
• inflammatory processes;
• diseases in which slow healing of wounds occurs (for example, diabetes mellitus);
• hypersensitivity to one of the components of the drug;
• the presence of foreign bodies in the area of the procedure (for example, liquid silicone).
As for the statement about migration and contouring, the drug can only migrate if the administration technique is incorrect. Namely, either with a very superficial location or when introduced next to moving anatomical regions, for example, in the lips. Therefore, Radiesse is not recommended in these areas. Thus, the risk of migration and contouring is minimal, subject to the recommendations of the manufacturer.
What to do with inflammation? How to withdraw Radiesse?
The main disadvantage of the drug is that it does not have an antidote. This stops many patients from carrying out the procedure.
For example, fillers based on hyaluronic acid can be excreted during the development of complications: in this case, the patient is injected with hyaluronidase, and this enzyme breaks down the filler and allows it to be quickly excreted.
In the case of Radiesse, edema and other complications cannot be completely removed. The only proposed option is to dilute the drug with saline to reduce its concentration and utilize microspheres faster.
Can I use other fillers after Radiesse and do other cosmetic procedures?
After the Radiesse procedure, you should not visit baths and saunas, as well as physically affect the correction area. As for cosmetic procedures, after 2 weeks you can already do RF-lifting. It is believed that radio frequency exposure enhances the effect after administration of the drug. After 3-4 weeks, you can also do microcurrent therapy, hardware massage and BeautyTech therapy. It is forbidden to use fillers after Radiesse based on hyaluronic acid for a year, because it is not known how these components will interact with each other.
One of the most terrible horror stories for patients is that they will always stay with a filler who does not know how to behave after a couple of years, when the hormonal background changes or if an operation needs to be done in the Radiesse administration area. The biodegradation of Radiesse occurs naturally. There is published evidence of an almost complete resorption of the drug one year after administration. So, after its removal from the body, any other procedures, up to surgical ones, are shown.
In general, Radiesz lifting and other cosmetic procedures using this filler are completely safe. If the patient does not have too thin skin and there are no other contraindications, the procedure will be successful with a high probability, and he will immediately notice a positive effect. This drug is approved both in the EU and the US, so be afraid of meso Radiesz, as well as contour