Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that has been approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. This product is made of microspheres composed of calcium hydroxylapatite within a water-based gel and is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones. Radiesse can be injected directly into the skin with no need for pre-testing.
Radiesse is most effective in reducing the appearance of smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It is also very effective in increasing volume to the cheeks and improving the skin texture on the back of the hands.
The results of this procedure are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or even longer. With continued treatment, patients will require fewer and fewer injections. The risk of complications can be reduced with careful injections, that are only done by Drs. Wortham and Peterson at Cosmetic Surgical Arts.