Rediesse is a long-lasting filler with a proven track record of over 10 million treatments since 2006. This US FDA approved treatment can:
- Volumise facial areas and deep wrinkles.
- Help in hand rejuvenation.
- Help with deep acne scars and skin rejuvenation.
Radiesse works in two steps. The first part is an immediate restoration of volume to the treated location. Then, over the next 1 – 3 months, the Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres will act as a scaffold for skin cells to attach to and produce new collagen. This will result in firmed, lifted and radiant skin with less wrinkles. Results last for approximately 18-24 months, which is why treatments are recommended every 2 years.
- How long does a treatment take? Is there any downtime?
In experienced hands, the treatment takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the areas treated. You will experience some swelling of the treated areas for a few days. There is no downtime and you can return to normal activity right away, although it is recommended not to do any facial massages for 1-2 weeks until the product has settled into the skin
- Is the treatment painful?
This treatment is not painful, only mildly uncomfortable from the injection. A topical local anaesthetic will be applied prior to treatment. In addition, Radiesse PLUS contains 0.3% of lidocaine, a local anaesthetic.
- Who should not go for this treatment?
This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or those with open wounds on the skin.
- How is this treatment different from fillers such as Juvederm/Restylane?
Most fillers on the market are made from hyaluronic acid- they act by volumizing the treated areas. The results typically last for 9-12 months and annual treatments are recommended.
For patients who are receiving fillers for the first time- it is better to start with a hyaluronic acid filler, which can be reversed. For those who have received fillers before and liked the result, and are seeking a longer lasting (and more value for money!) treatment, then Radiesse would be ideal.
- How is Radiesse different from Sculptra or Ellanse?
These 3 injectible fillers are similar in many ways- they are long lasting (>1 year) filler treatments that provide volume restoration as well as collagen stimulation. There are slight differences- the active compound is different- Radiesse contains CaHa (Calcium Hydroxyapatite) in a CMC (CarboxyMethylCellullose) gel, Ellanse contains PCL (Polycaprolactone) in a CMC (CarboxyMethylCellullose) gel and Sculptra contains PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid). Radiesse is unique as it is the FDA approved for hand rejuvenation, and can also be hyperdiluted to use for skin rejuvenation. At S Aesthetics Clinic, we provide all 3 treatments (Radiesse/Ellanse/Sculptra), so patients can have a choice of their preferred treatment after a detailed consultation.