How long does it take for the effects of Radiesse to begin to fade?
My wife got Radiesse 2 wks ago and is unhappy with the results. I've read that it will last 1 yr. Does it fade gradually or is it the same for 1 yr? Will it continue to go down over the next couple months or is she stuck with this result for the ye
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Replied on 4/13/2010
Replied on 11/4/2009
By: About Face Aesthetic Centers, LLC | Dr. Leslie Pickens
The initial reaction with any dermal filler is swelling. Part of the correction your wife may have been seeing immediately after injection may have been due to this swelling or even anesthesia if that was used. Radiesse is a calcium-containing product in a water-based gel. The water gets reabsorbed over time. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse stimulates the body's own collagen growth so the affects may improve later. Often physicians will have the client return 2 weeks after injection to assess the real outcome after everything settles down. What determines the best response is if the client gets full correction. The client should be prepared for a sculpting over a couple sessions, not necessarily a single treatment day. These implants are reabsorbed gradually over time; in this case in about 1 year.
Replied on 10/13/2009
By: LazaDerm Skincare Centre | Dr. Lornell E. Hansen, II M.D.
Sioux Falls, SD
Radiesse is a combination of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) and a
water based gel carrier. The two ingredients are injected together but
act differently. The gel carrier is only present to get the CaHa in
the skin. The gel carrier begins to be absorbed by the body leaving
only the CaHa. The CaHa is then left behind to cause increased
collagen. Usually the gel carrier is reabsorbed faster in some like
your wife. Most patients will take up to 6 weeks for the gel carrier
to go away. I would recommend that your wife give it some time to
allow her own soft tissues to increase which will take 6 to 12 weeks.
If she is not happy at that time she will need to talk to the provider
that injected her.
Replied on 10/12/2009
By: Forever Young MedSpa | Ft. Lauderdale Miami Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Vaser, Breast Augmentation at South Florida's Finest Medical Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Radiesse can last up to year or longer. When you say she is unhappy with her results I'll assume since you are waiting for the Radiesse to fade that your wife was overfilled (over corrected) or the injection plane was too shallow. Radiesee requires more skill/training then do the H.A. fillers like Restylane. The only way to quickly correct an overfill is to use a larger gauge needle and then try and expel the Radiesse through the puncture site or simply to wait and allow nature to take its course. Within a few months your wife should notice a decrease as the product will gradually fade.
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