If you're unhappy with your appearance because of facial lines and folds, then your cosmetic dermatologist may recommend Radiesse. Continue reading to learn if Radiesse might be right for you.
What Radiesse Addresses
Radiesse is a dermal filler that your cosmetic dermatologist can use to smooth and reduce the appearance of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used to address volume loss in the back of the hands. If you suffer from either of these cosmetic issues, then Radiesse could be right for you.
Common Adverse Events Associated with Radiesse
In clinical studies of Radiesse used in the hands, the most common adverse events seen include redness, swelling, pain, bruising, itching, bumps, loss of sensation, difficulty performing activities, and other local side effects. The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of Radiesse on the face include bruising, swelling, itching, pain, redness, and other local side effects.
What You Should Know About Radiesse
If you have a skin infection, then you should not use Radiesse until it has healed and, as with any procedure that involves an injection, there is a risk of infection with this treatment. Also, Radiesse contains microspheres that can be seen on CT scans and X-rays. For this reason, it's essential to alert your health care provider if you undergo this treatment. Additionally, there is a very small chance that Radiesse will be unintentionally injected into a blood vessel. In this event, the complications can be serious and permanent.
Who Shouldn't Use Radiesse
If you have an allergy to any component of the Radiesse product, then you should not consider this treatment. Also, if you have a bleeding disorder, have a history of severe allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should not use Radiesse. Finally, you should not consider treatment with Radiesse (+) if you have an allergy to lidocaine or similar medications.
If you think that Radiesse could be right for you, then please call Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery today at (866) 400-3376 to schedule your appointment with one of our cosmetic dermatologists.