Radiesse® Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will I need a skin test?
  2. Are there any side-effects?
  3. What if I am on medication?
  4. Does it hurt?
  5. Is Radiesse permanent?
  6. How long will it last?
  7. When can I return to normal activities?
  8. Will Radiesse become hard or noticeable to touch?

 

Will I need a skin test?

No, because it has a biocompatible formulation, it should not produce a toxic or allergic response.

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Are there any side-effects?

Very few have been reported, other than some common injection related reactions such as temporary swelling, itching, and discomfort at the injection site.

These are described in detail in the consent form which all clients read carefully and sign before treatment.

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What if I am on medication?

Aspirin and some other medications thin the blood, increasing the chances of bruising, so this needs to be discussed with your practitioner, during your consultation.

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Does it hurt?

In our clinic, we add local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort for our clients.

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Is Radiesse permanent?

No. The gel carrier dissolves within a few months, and the microspheres are broken down through the body's natural processes within one to two years in most clients.

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How long will it last?

Between 12 to 18 months, dependent on lifestyle, age, skin type and muscle activity.

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When can I return to normal activities?

Most swelling or redness will have subsided within 24 hours of the injection. Some clients return to work immediately.

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Will Radiesse become hard or noticeable to touch?

No. It stays soft and pliable and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, except in rare circumstances.

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