RADIESSE is a sculpting filler injected into a treatment site that immediately begins to restore a more youthful appearance. Over time, RADIESSE actually helps to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to help prevent wrinkles on your face and hands for a year or more. RADIESSE is FDA-approved as safe for use on the face to fill areas around the nose, mouth, and cheeks, as well as on the backs of hands to restore more fullness.
HOW DOES RADIESSE WORK?
RADIESSE is unlike many other fillers in that it does not use hyaluronic acid. Instead, RADIESSE uses calcium-based microspheres made from a mineral found in human teeth and bones to fill where natural collagen has diminished, then continues to work by stimulating the body to create more collagen, the body’s natural filler. The microspheres are safely absorbed into body tissue over time, leaving the body’s natural collagen behind.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatments are typically of short duration – 15 minutes is an average time.
Mechanism of Action
RADIESSE is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.
Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen.
Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
With RADIESSE, results are seen immediately! As soon as you finish your treatment you will be able to see a noticeable difference from when you came in to Total Body Fitness. Full results will be seen within a week of your treatment. Because RADIESSE both fills and encourages growth of natural collagen in your body, RADIESSE is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
IS RADIESSE RIGHT FOR ME?
Typically, RADIESSE is right for you if you are an adult between 35 and 60 years old with unwanted wrinkles around your cheeks, mouth, and nose, and/or you have lost natural body fat on the back of your hands. Others that have lost natural body fat because they have or are recovering from an illness are good candidates for RADIESSE as well. Women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant should not use RADIESSE.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
As always, this depends on your goals and treatment plan. Typically, patients get the results they are seeking after one treatment.
WILL I NEED RECOVERY TIME?
No, you can resume normal activity after receiving your treatment. You should avoid strenuous activity and avoid sunlight exposure for a short period of time. Your Total Body skin care professional will give you all the information you will need.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
RADIESSE is considered nontoxic and hypoallergenic. However, some patients have infrequently noted minor swelling, pain, itching, redness, and bruising at the injection site.
WILL IT HURT?
Your Total Body skin care professional will administer RADIESSE just under the skin (subcutaneously) using a syringe with a very fine needle. RADIESSE is FDA-approved to contain a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic, to minimize the discomfort of the injection.
WORK WITH THE PROFESSIONALS AT TOTAL BODY FITNESS IN MADISON, WI
Total Body Fitness is committed to performing all of our treatments safely and according to both the manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions as well as FDA approval guidelines and regulations. Let the Total Body fat reduction professionals show you the path to a more youthful appearance. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how RADIESSE may be able to help you achieve the body you desire.