Radiesse

Radiesse
From 1200 SGD

A semi-permanent filler and strong collagen stimulator,
Radiesse volumises and rejuvenates the skin

What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a semi-permanent injectable dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and gives an immediate lifting and firming effect of the skin. Unlike temporary fillers made of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse consists of Calcium Hydroxylapatite.

Once injected, Radiesse® directly provides volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. The gel and the microspheres are both completely broken down by the body over time.

What does Radiesse treat?
  • Immediate correction of moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Immediate lifting and contouring effects
  • Stimulates the production of the skin’s natural collagen
  • Long-term improvement of skin quality
  • Feels soft and looks natural
  • Provides results that last a year or more in many patients
  • Allows for an easy and convenient treatment
How Does It Work?

Once injected, Radiesse® provides immediate volume and correction. However, it also continues to work by stimulating the skin to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolises the CaHA-microspheres, leaving behind only the skin’s natural collagen.

1. Once injected, Radiesse® shows an immediate one-to-one correction and lifting effect. It can instantly soften your smile lines, replace lost volume in your cheeks, or contour your jawline.

2. Over the following weeks, Radiesse® microspheres stimulate the skin to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look.

3. Newly formed collagen surrounds the microspheres. The microspheres are eventually metabolised by the body’s normal processes

4. The new collagen provides a long-term effect that lasts for more than a year in many patients.

What can Radiesse Treat?

Radiesse can be used to sculpt, volumise and rejuvenate areas including:

  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Scars
  • Hands
  • Neck skin tightening

FAQs

1. What does the procedure involve?

The procedure involves the manual injection of fillers into the respective areas of the face. This can be done using a needle or a blunt cannula, and the decision to use either will be made by myself after coming up with a treatment plan.

2. Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is tolerable and usually involves initial numbing with numbing cream for 15 to 20 minutes over the sites of injection.

3. How long does each session take?

The use of dermal fillers for facial sculpting can be considered an art and should not be rushed; typical sessions take 30 to 60 minutes, excluding numbing time.

Complications are also mitigated when the procedure is done more carefully and not rushed.

4. Is there any downtime?

This depends on the area of treatment and method of treatment.

In general, you will be able to leave the clinic and return to work immediately after the session. Some patients might develop small bruises at the site of injection over the next few hours, but this settles over the following few days.

5. Are there any possible side effects?

The application of dermal fillers in facial sculpting is no small feat, and a thorough discussion of possible complications with your doctor is important before choosing to undergo the procedure.

In general, common side effects include visible injection marks, bruising, slight swelling after injections, and slight redness that settles over a few hours.

Other less common side effects can occur, and are typically discussed in detail during a consultation.

6. Should I choose hyaluronic injections or Radiesse?

This decision is typically made by the doctor, but my advice is usually for patients to start with hyaluronic acid-based fillers if it is their first time having fillers done – HA lasts for a shorter duration, and can be dissolved if needed. So if, as a first timer, your results are not as desired or expected, it can be undone.

7. How many sessions are required?

No, Radiesse placed into the skin cannot be reversed.

This is one of the important features that separate it from HA fillers.

As such, the use of Radiesse should be only by experienced injectors.

My personal advice to patients is to always start with hyaluronic acid fillers (and not more permanent, non-dissolvable non-HA fillers) if:

      1. It is your first time doing fillers
      2. It is your first time doing fillers with a certain doctor
      3. Your doctor has limited experience with fillers
      4. You are unable to take the downtime associated with potential complications from non-HA fillers
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