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