Frequently Asked Questions

What is RADIESSE®?

RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds
volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and
folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the
corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).

What is RADIESSE® made from?

RADIESSE is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in
a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to
minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not
required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel,
leaving behind only natural collagen.1

Please note that RADIESSE is contraindicated in patients with
severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, with a
history or presence of multiple severe allergies (please
see Important Safety Information below)
.

How does RADIESSE® work?

Once injected, RADIESSE plumps the skin to give the appearance of
a smoother surface. Over time, RADIESSE works to stimulate the
body to produce collagen naturally.1 Ultimately the
body absorbs the product and leaves behind the natural collagen
for long-lasting results.2,3

Where can RADIESSE® be injected?

RADIESSE can be injected in the following locations*:

  • Smile lines: also called the nasolabial folds,
    are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the
    corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines: the lines that run downward
    from the corners of the mouth
  • Corners of the mouth: also called the oral
    commissure, if these are turned downward it can make you look
    as though you're frowning
  • Pre-jowl fold: the area on either side of the
    chin, where skin can sag due to loss of facial volume
  • Chin wrinkles: horizontal lines that can form
    on your chin and distract from your smile

*RADIESSE is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe
facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

What makes RADIESSE® different from other leading dermal
fillers?

RADIESSE is the only dermal filler available composed of
calcium-based microspheres, and has been shown to stimulate the
natural production of collagen, for results that may last up to a
year or more in many patients.1-3 Additionally, in
clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal
fillers, results showed that RADIESSE patients were more
satisfied with their results than patients treated with other
leading wrinkle fillers.2,4 In addition, 30% less
RADIESSE may be needed for correction when compared to
Perlane® injectable gel.4

How is treatment with RADIESSE® performed? Is it
painful?

RADIESSE is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can
be done over the lunch hour. RADIESSE is also FDA-approved to mix
with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be
much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of
patients treated reported significant pain reduction when
injected with RADIESSE mixed with lidocaine.5

How soon will I see results with RADIESSE®, and how long
will they last?

Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE restores volume to smooth
out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last up
to a year or more in many patients.2,3

Who can benefit from treatment with RADIESSE®?

RADIESSE is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe
wrinkles and folds. Talk to your doctor about what your specific
treatment needs may be and to see if RADIESSE is right for you.

Please see Important Safety
Information
below.

What are the side effects of treatment with RADIESSE®?

The most common adverse events include bruising, redness,
swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects
generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. These are
not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE. Tell your
health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do
not go away.

Please see Important Safety
Information
below.

Is there anyone that should not use RADIESSE®?

RADIESSE should not be used in patients with severe allergies
manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of
multiple severe allergies or patients with known hypersensitivity
to any of the components.

The safety of RADIESSE has not been established in patients who
are pregnant or breastfeeding or under the age of 18.

Please see Important Safety
Information
below.

Where can I find out more about RADIESSE®?

To get more personalized information, the best thing to do is to
schedule a consultation with a health care provider. The first
step is to find a provider in your
area
.

What is the most important information I should know about
RADIESSE®?

As with all procedures that involve an injection through the
skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use RADIESSE if you
have a skin infection until it has healed.

The microspheres in RADIESSE can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans.
It is very important that you tell your health care provider that
you have had RADIESSE dermal filler injected into your face.

If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes
breakout after receiving RADIESSE.

For approximately 24 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area
  • Do not apply makeup
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure