RADIESSE is calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. At first, the smooth microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite (a substance found naturally in the body) act as filler, but over a few months, they prompt the skin to produce collagen. This dermal filler works with your body to stimulate new collagen and deliver a natural look that lasts. During your treatment, Radiesse will be injected directly into the skin in small amounts by an ultrafine needle. Discomfort is minimal and brief. There may be some swelling. The length of procedure is approximately 15 minutes to an hour, depending on placement of the filler.
RADIESSE hand treatment: Dr. Rocker is using the filler to treat a bony appearance on the hands and loss of volume. Fat in the hands begins to degenerate with age and sun damage, that diminishes collagen and thins the skin, and you have more visible bones and veins. This filler is unique for the hands because it offers instant gratification that is also long-lasting. RADIESSE can provide continued improvement due to the injectable’s ability to stimulate new collagen. RADIESSE is formulated with lidocaine and a small needle is used to make one to five injections in each hand. Discomfort is minimal. There may be some swelling. Length of treatment is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.