RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is an injectable wrinkle filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, not only does it immediately add volume but over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler begins to stimulate the production of the body's natural collagen for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.1,2,3
What is RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler made from?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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 Volumizing Filler 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® Volumizing Filler work?
Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler plumps the skin and replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed look. Over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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® Volumizing Filler be injected?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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: 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 Volumizing Filler is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
What makes RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler different from other leading dermal fillers?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and is clinically proven to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.1,2,3 Additionally, in clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that RADIESSE patients were significantly more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.2,4 In addition, 30% less RADIESSE Volumizing Filler may be needed for correction when compared to Perlane® injectable gel.4
How is treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler performed? Is it painful?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is injected under the skin in a safe and quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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 Volumizing Filler mixed with lidocaine.
How soon will I see results with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler, and how long will they last?
Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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® Volumizing Filler?
RADIESSE Volumizing filler 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 Volumizing Filler is right for you.
What are the side effects of treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?
As with any injection, patients may experience side effects such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, which typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, contact your healthcare professional right away.
Is there anyone that should not use RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler 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 Volumizing Filler has not been established in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or under the age of 18. Patients using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin, may, as with any injection, experience increased bleeding or bruising at the injection site.
Where can I find out more about RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?
To get more personalized information, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider. The first step is to find a provider in your area.
1 Berlin A, Hussain M, Goldberg D. (2008) Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler (RADIESSE®) for Facial Rejuvenation: A Histologic and Immonohistochemical Analysis. Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 34, S64-S67.
2 Moers-Carpi M, Vogt S, et. Al (2007) A Multicenter, Randomized Trial Comparing Calcium Hydroxylapatite to Two Hyaluronic Acids for Treatment of Nasolabial Folds, Dermatologic Surgery, 33 (2S), 144s-151s.
3 Bass LS, Smith S, Busso M, McClaren M. (2010) Calcium Hydroxylapatite (RADIESSE) for Treatment of Nasolabial Folds: Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Results.
4 Moers-Carpi M, Tufet J. (2007) Calcium Hydroxylapatite versus Nonanimal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid for the Correction of Nasolabial Folds: A 12-Month, Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Split-Face Trial, Dermatologic Surgery, 2008; 34:210-215.