What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is what is known as a dermal filler, literally filling in areas where reduced volume and vital skin components have led to a lined or sunken look. Specifically, Radiesse® is made up of a mineral-like compound found in bones, though the injectable cosmetic’s production process does not involve any actual animal products. The compound, known as calcium hydroxylapatite, is delivered as tiny spheres suspended in gel.
The particular formulation found in Radiesse® serves two purposes: First, it provides instantaneous correction of wrinkles and folds by filling out the skin and producing a rounded, more youthful look. Second, it triggers natural collagen production, which further restores lost volume and revitalizes skin that has lost its beneficial collagen to environmental damage and age.
What does Radiesse® treat?
Radiesse® is frequently used to treat the nasolabial folds mentioned above, which appear as lines that begin to either side of the nose and stretch to the corners of the mouth. It also corrects marionette lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth, chin wrinkles, “pre-jowls,” and a general down-turning of the mouth that can create the impression of a permanent scowl or frown. Its nature as a filler makes it ideal for temporary augmentation, too, bringing more defined contours to the temples, nose, cheeks, chin, and jawline.
However, the most notable treatment done with Radiesse® at Skin Care Fort Worth is for your hands, as the filler is the only FDA approved dermal filler to correct volume loss in hands. Radiesse® allows Dr. Damico to create rounded, youthful contours for your hands which you may feel make you look older than you are if your hands have a harsh, bony structure.
Dr. Peter Damico personally administers Radiesse® to patients at Skin Care Forth Worth, bringing his extensive medical experience and eye for aesthetic balance to every treatment session. He uses a cannula for his injections, which has a blunt tip (as opposed to a needle’s sharp point) that allows it to slide more easily into the skin and avoid puncturing blood vessels. By using a cannula, Dr. Damico is able to provide you with an experience that results in less discomfort and reduced bleeding and bruising. Cannulas can also improve accuracy, allowing for desirable results and leading to shorter visits.
Watch our video to keep learning about how Dr. Damico uses Radiesse® to give his patients youthful looking hands with a natural look that lasts!
Learn more about Radiesse
Radiesse® is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients. Some patients may wish to schedule a touch-up appointment to maintain optimal results.
For facial treatment with Radiesse® at Skin Care Fort Worth, Dr. Damico offers Radiesse® at $700 per syringe.
Radiesse® is FDA approved for both your face and hands. Of all the stories your hands can tell, your age doesn’t have to be one of them. Radiesse® for your hands is $1400 per treatment (total cost for both hands).
The side effects associated with Radiesse® are common to most dermal fillers, in that they include redness, swelling, and other minor reactions at the injection site, all of which typically resolve in a matter of days. Dr. Damico can discuss any concerns you may have about these or other potential side effects at your consultation.
The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation, and other local side effects. The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, and other local side effects.
For a complete description of safety information, please visit the official Radiesse website.