What is Radiesse Plus?

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RADIESSE™ dermal filler is setting a new standard for facial contouring and augmentation. The filler immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features while continuing to work over time. The dermal filler has patented microsphere technology and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts. RADIESSE™ dermal filler is made of unique patented calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler - they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, leaving the very tiny, smooth microspheres to remain. These microspheres start a process in your body called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen. New collagen production will begin in your own body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site(s).


Indications:

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  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Fold/ Lifting

  • You should not use RADIESSE™ if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a history of severe allergies, have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any infections on or near the injection site(s).

  • You should not use RADIESSE™ if you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it


Treatment Timeline:

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  • The actual injection process takes roughly 20-30 minutes

  • The procedure requires no downtime and patients can return to work and other scheduled activities immediately

  • Though it is important to avoid extensive movements in the treated facial areas, which can move the gel out of the targeted areas

 

Results:

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  • The result shows Immediately upon injection

  • It restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging and continues to work over time

  • The calcium spheres require about 1-2 months for your body to metabolize and takes about another 1-2 months for full results to show

  • In many cases, results may last up to a year or more


Things to Do:

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Before Treatment:

  • Discontinue aspirin and ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin) prior to treatment. Tylenol is permitted

  • Routine medications may be taken the morning of procedure with a light breakfast


After Treatment:

  • Most patients can return to work immediately after the procedure

  • Normal showering is permitted the day after the procedure

  • Keep your head elevated for the remainder of the day and use several pillows to rest your head on at night

  • Apply an ice pack 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for about 6 hours to reduce swelling and bruising

  • Try to rest for 12 to 24 hours

  • You may return to exercise once you feel up to it, but wait at least 24 hours

  • If a prescription for an antibiotic is given to you, please take all of them as directed


Things to Avoid:

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Before Treatment:

  • Avoid Vitamin E supplements for 7 days prior to treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to treatment


After Treatment:

  • Don’t have any hair treatment in 24 hours to avoid inflammation

  • No traveling in 24-48 hours after the treatment

  • Avoid strenuous activities for the 3 days

  • No alcohol, spicy foods, or other possible irritating foods in 3 days

  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Vitamin E supplements in 5 days after the procedure

  • Please avoid tanning until after all bruising resolves

  • Don’t have facial, massage or laser treatment in the following 2 weeks

  • No dental treatment in 30 days after treatment


Side Effects:

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  • Most common adverse effects include bruising, redness, swelling, itching, and other local side effects(generally last for a short time and are mild in nature)

  • Swelling will slowly disappear over 1-2 weeks

  • Pain is usually minimal and typically consists of mild soreness

  • Conditions improve over the first seven days. Extra Strength Tylenol is generally all that is required. If you have pain unrelieved by Tylenol, please contact our office.