What is it?
RADIESSE is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.
What does it do?
RADIESSE® is used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles or folds and for replenishing volume loss in the cheeks. RADIESSE® is also used for “Hand Rejuvenation” by correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
Mechanism of Action
Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen. RADIESSE is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
What are the most common adverse events?
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® or RADIESSE® (+) used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects.