in Charlotte, NC
At Evolve Medical Associates, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative, individualized wellness solutions that help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. From laser treatments to injectable cosmetic solutions, our skilled team members have the expertise necessary to provide you with natural-looking results you’ll love.
Among our injectable anti-aging treatments, RADIESSE® is a popular offering for patients interested in dermal fillers. It’s formulated a little differently than some of our other fillers, but if we decide it’s right for you, it can be a wonderful addition to your aesthetic treatment plan at Evolve.
What is RADIESSE® Dermal Filler?
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles or folds. While most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA) as their active ingredient, RADIESSE® is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite, a mineral that is a major component of bone. As a naturally occurring substance in the body, it is implanted as a gel filler that is eventually dissolved in the body with time, the same as HA fillers.
The calcium hydroxyapatite particles in RADIESSE® stimulate collagen growth for smoother, younger-looking skin, long after the RADIESSE® particles have been absorbed back into the body. RADIESSE® also lasts longer than many of our other temporary dermal fillers, with immediate results that can typically last for over a year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which Areas Does RADIESSE® Treat?
RADIESSE® can be used to treat smile lines, nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and even the hands. It can also be used to restore lost volume in the cheeks.
Is RADIESSE® Right for Me?
Like any other treatment, RADIESSE® isn’t right for everyone. When you come to us for your aesthetic consultation, we’ll learn more about your lifestyle and goals and develop a treatment plan that will help us give you the results you desire.
Is RADIESSE® Safe?
Yes! Like other dermal fillers, RADIESSE® is an FDA Approved, non-surgical treatment backed by numerous medical studies.
What Will My Treatment Look Like?
During treatment, RADIESSE® will be strategically injected under the skin by our experienced staff in the selected areas, which also may be numbed with anesthetic cream beforehand to minimize your discomfort. Typically, patients do not feel any pain besides a slight pinching sensation at the injection sites.
Are There Side Effects to RADIESSE®?
Like many other injectable cosmetic treatments, RADIESSE® side effects can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, redness, and bruising at the injection sites. However, these effects can be minimized with a cold compress and will wear off within a few days.
Is There Downtime Associated with RADIESSE®?
Patients can typically assume daily activities directly after receiving RADIESSE® treatments. However, as the side effects mentioned above can occasionally occur, we recommend not scheduling your treatment just before any major events.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Results from RADIESSE® are immediate and continue to improve over the next six months following treatment. Patients have reported that RADIESSE® can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, but like all dermal fillers, it depends on the individual. We’ll be able to give you a better idea of how long RADIESSE® might last when you come in for your personalized consultation.