What is Radiesse (+)?

Radiesse® (+) is a dermal filler made up of tiny CaHA microspheres in a water-based gel.  Radiesse® (+) is injected into the dermal layer of the skin of the face to smooth away folds and wrinkles, such as those running from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds).  Although results vary from patient to patient, studies reveal that some patients still see results up to 30 months after treatment.

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What to Expect with Radiesse (+)

Dermal filler injections are typically well tolerated by most patients, as the medication comes pre-mixed with lidocaine, a fast-acting anesthetic.  Topical numbing creams and/or application of an ice pack can make the procedure even more comfortable.

The injection site may be associated w/ mild redness, swelling, and even bruising, which can last for up to 2-4 weeks.  No post-procedure downtime is necessary for most patients.  Patients will see results almost immediately.

Post Radiesse (+) Procedure Instructions

Applying ice to the area treated for no more than 10 minutes at a time every 2 hours can help reduce swelling and redness. Avoid touching or massaging the area treated for the first week following treatment. After the swelling has resolved, the treated area may feel slightly uneven or even lumpy. This is very normal and if these areas of unevenness are visible still 2-weeks after the treatment, gentle massage of the area can then be carried out.

*All Hyaluronic Acid treatments are reversible with Hyaluronidase.

It is important to notify the clinician if you have a known allergy to lidocaine or are pregnant or breastfeeding, as dermal filler treatments have not been studied in these patient populations. Pre- and post-treatment pictures will be taken for comparison.

All treatments provided through Root Medical Aesthetics are performed by a certified physician assistant and all products used are obtained directly from the manufacturer.

What are the Side Effects of Kybella?

The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Although rare, KYBELLA® can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Nerve injury, which can lead to an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness/droop.
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Injection site issues, including bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider immediately should open sores or drainage appear in the treatment area.

Please see full Prescribing Information for KYBELLA®