As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and moisture. The contours of our face therefore lose their youthful definition and wrinkles and loose skin become more and more apparent. These marked signs of ageing aren’t just on our faces but also in other areas that can’t be covered up, such as veiny hands.
Radiesse® is a dermal filler with a unique mode of action. It has three effects to help the skin regain youthful tightness and elasticity: wrinkle filling, volume lifting and skin rejuvenation.
Think of it as a wrinkle filler and collagen stimulator in one, with lasting results.
*Reviewed by Dr Tracy Mountford Medical Director, MBBS MBCAM
Young skin has volume, elasticity and strength due to its natural collagen, but this breaks down over time with facial volume loss leading to jowls, loose skin, wrinkly skin and wrinkly hands.
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that corrects wrinkles by adding volume to regain skin elasticity. However, restoring a fresh appearance can require more than just treating individual wrinkles alone. Radiesse also works as a collagen stimulator, giving skin an immediate lifting and contouring effect.
Radiesse contains calcium-based microspheres (CaHA) in a special gel matrix which are naturally broken down by the body over the course of time. This patented microsphere technology progressively stimulates the production of the body’s own collagen for sustained effects.
Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulator with a precise mode of action. At your initial consultation with our qualified medical practitioners, we’ll discuss a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to you. It could be that you need treatment for one or more of these options:
You will notice an immediate lifting and tightening effect for volume with visible rejuvenation. Because Radiesse also acts as a collagen stimulator, results are progressive and long lasting.
The unique formulation of Radiesse® stimulates the production of new collagen, with a lifting and contouring effect that can last up to one year or more without repeat treatments.
Every patient is different and results depend on age, skin type, lifestyle and the area treated. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
The treatment with Radiesse® is quick and virtually painless, with immediate effects. Your medical practitioner will inject Radiesse, model and sculpt it to restore your skin instantly for the desired outcome.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Radiesse consists of time-tested and biocompatible materials that have been used in medicine for over 20 years. More than 6 million Radiesse treatments have been carried out worldwide.
One treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes. There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected. Our medical practitioners are highly skilled and precise; you should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.
Radiesse is also available with a built-in anaesthetic for a more comfortable experience: Radiesse® Lidocaine.
As with any injection, you may experience some slight redness or minor bruising around the treatment areas. After injection, you may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days.
Both treatments involve injections, but botulinum toxin relaxes muscle movement that results in wrinkles while Radiesse temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and give skin an immediate lifting and contouring effect.
Radiesse® can be safely combined with some other fillers, such as hyaluronic acid.
Restylane is a popular option for both men and women for correcting, contouring and defining areas of the face and the hands. We provide a discreet service for all our patients.