Our hands show our age. Not anymore! We love Radiesse for it's ability to regenerate aging tissue comfortably and non-surgically.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a biostimulant. It signals to your cells to produce their own collagen and elastin again. It is a gel that gets laid over your veins and tendons to mask their appearance. The gel breaks down in your body over the course of three months and during that time collagen and elastin have been stimulated to fully replace the volume of the gel. You are left with nothing foreign in your body.
Can Radiesse Treat Other Areas?
Yes, Radiesse can be used to rejuvenate the face, neck, chest or décolleté, and other body areas with skin laxity such as aging skin of the arms.
How Much Radiesse Will I Need?
One to two syringes of Radiesse treats both hands. Whether you will require one or two syringes depends on the laxity of your skin. Younger clients tend to require only one syringe.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
Results are long lasting. Frequency of maintenance will depend on the individual. Your own collagen and elastin is formed, which eventually breaks down slowly as the aging process continues. Radiesse collagen stimulation gives substantially longer lasting results than the use of some softer consistency hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
What Will the Treatment Feel Like?
Radiesse is spread throughout the dorsum of the hand with the use of a cannula. A cannula is a thin, blunt tipped tube. It is not sharp like a needle and the treatment feels quite comfortable. There is lidocaine contained in the product and the area will quickly begin to feel numb. You might notice immediate swelling which will resolve in a few days.
Is There Downtime?
Swelling is common after this treatment. You can expect three or more days of swelling. Bruising can occur and may take up to two weeks to heal depending on the individual. You may reduce your risk of bruising by avoiding alcohol and blood thinning agents like aspirin, ibuprofen, ginko biloba for 3-7 days prior to treatment. You may also take arnica supplements for a week before and after treatment.
It is recommended to ice your hands to reduce swelling. You may take Tylenol if the treated area feels sore. Acute pain is not an anticipated reaction. You would contact your provider if you experience acute pain.
What Does Radiesse Cost?
Radiesse biostimulation is $1,100 per syringe.