RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that helps smooth moderate to severe facial folds, such as wrinkles or nasolabial folds (crease extending from the corner of your nose to the edge of your mouth). We use Radiesse for restoring the volume lost in your face and the back of your hands, and for contouring your jawline. At Skin Expert Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Yassine will identify whether or not RADIESSE® is suitable for you.

1. What makes RADIESSE different from other fillers?

Radiesse is a dermal filler composed of calcium hydroxyapatite and not hyaluronic acid as other fillers. Radiesse is a bio-stimulator filler; it stimulates your tissues to produce collagen and elastin. The hardness of this filler results in sharp contouring of the face, associated with long-standing results.

2. How long stays the results after a RADIESSE treatment?

Results can last from 1.5 years to 2 years, making it a more affordable investment in the long run.

3. Is RADIESSE® right for me?

You should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if:

  • you are allergic to any component of this product
  • you have a bleeding disorder
  • you have a history of severe allergies
  • you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • you have a skin infectio

Also, note that you should not use RADIESSE® (+) if you are allergic to lidocaine or similar medicines.

4. Are there any potential side effects of RADIESSE?

  • The side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, and itching. They usually disappear within a few hours or days. Other side effects related to fillers in general, like vascular occlusion or nodules, can happen in rare cases.
  • After this procedure, there might be a risk of infection. However, there is almost no chance for this to happen at our dermatology clinic because we use different sterilization steps before the injection.
  • After this procedure, you may experience a herpes breakout if you have a history of herpes. Dr. Yassine suggests starting a prevention anti-viral treatment with acyclovir, two days before the injection, and three days later.
  • Dr. Yassine does not use this procedure to treat the lips or the area around your eyes. No data were showing that RADIESSE® in these areas is safe and effective.
  • You should not engage in any hard exercise or expose your skin to the sun twenty-four hours following this procedure.

Vital information to tell Dr. Yassine

At Skin Expert Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon, you must tell Dr. Yassine if:

  • you are taking medicines such as aspirin or warfarin
  • you have a history of raised scars
  • you have had skin treatments
  • you have any diseases, disabilities, or injuries