Radiesse is a dermal filler used to treat facial wrinkles and lines on the face. It contains a carboxymethylcellulose gel that is suspended in a solution containing Calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a major component in the formation of bone. After the injection, the connective tissue at the treatment site begins to form around the microspheres; this gives you a fuller, smoother appearance. Most common side effects include swelling, redness and tenderness at the treatment area for up to 36 hours after the procedure.
Medical Conditions that Interfere with Radiesse
Radiesse is a safe dermal filler for most individuals. However, if you suffer from certain medical conditions, Radiesse may not be right for you. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies, including any allergic reactions in the past. Your doctor will determine if you have a potential for an allergic reaction to the ingredients in Radiesse.
If you have any infection or inflammation at or near the treatment site, your doctor will recommend that you wait until the condition is clear before having Radiesse treatments. If you are taking any aspirin or blood thinning medications, tell your doctor. These medications could contribute to increased bleeding and bruising at the treatment area.
Tell your doctor if you suffer from diabetes, as this may affect the healing process. If you have an autoimmune disease, tell your doctor. There is no data indicating that Radiesse is harmful to pregnant women or their unborn babies; however, the effect of Radiesse on pregnant and lactating women has not been studied. If you are pregnant, tell your doctor.
If you are under the age of 18, you should not have Radiesse treatments. All procedures and treatments carry the potential for risk and complications. Your doctor can determine if Radiesse or alternative treatment procedures are appropriate for you.