If you feel your hands could look and feel softer and more cared for, now is the time to be treated. Thanks to the latest advances in aesthetic technology, taking care of your hands couldn’t be easier. RADIESSE® injections are formulated to stimulate collagen production, helping to gently restore volume and elasticity. It’s an injectable dermal filler that restores volume and adds structure to the skin. The unique, innovative and safe gel formula contains Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which stimulate the production of your own natural collagen.
No of treatments1 every 12 months
Treatment Time30 mins
How does it work?
Radiesse® is broken down by the body and naturally metabolised over time. It is clinically proven to be effective and safe with very high patient satisfaction ratings. More than 3 million packs of Radiesse have been used by practitioners and patients worldwide since 2004. In 2006 the Federal Drugs Administration of the USA (FDA) approved Radiesse and it also has CE certification (the European Union standard) for soft tissue augmentation.
Radiesse is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin, it is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting
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.
Why should I have this treatment?
- Volume Loss – Radiesse restores volume to the back of the hands, making veins and tendons less visible.
- Lines – Radiesse can be used to plump up the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and lines.
- Age Spots – Skin-lightening creams can help to cover age spots or other marks. Laser therapy and chemical peeling are further options if pigmentation problems are more pronounced.
- Dry Skin – Ask your practitioner about Belotero, another injectable dermal filler from Merz Aesthetics. Belotero used in combination with Radiesse can hydrate the skin to add those finishing touches to your rejuvenated hands.
Will it work for my skin type?
Radiesse is suitable for almost everyone. Its main use is for smoothing out moderate lines and wrinkles, e.g. nose to mouth lines. It can also help to correct volume loss, and enhance facial features.
What areas of my body can be treated?
Chin, cheeks, Nose, jawline and hands.
What results can I expect?
Once injected, RADIESSE® provides immediate volume but continues to work over time by stimulating collagen production, lasting up to 12 months in many patients with a single treatment. Our clinical team are all experts at achieving gentle, natural looking results, helping you age the way you want to. Depending on the individual consultation, your doctor, nurse or dentist may use fillers to restore lost volume, smooth a crooked nose, redefine lips or fill out fine lines and wrinkles.
Please don’t drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before your treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Before & Afters
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How many treatments will I need?
The effects of Radiesse treatments can last up to 12 months, however it may need to be topped up before then. Some people may also need more than one syringe in each visit. We have 2 treatment options available in different size syringes which will be discussed at your consultation.
You can have Botox® treatment and continue with your day to day activities. However, we do advice you avoid wearing makeup, except for Youngblood mineral make up, which we can apply in clinic after your treatment.
We also recommend that you do not go to the gym, sauna’s, steam-rooms or swimming on the same day as treatment; and avoid touching the injection site.
Q: How much downtime is there after treatments?
A: The most common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: RADIESSE® is ideal for those looking to gently treat lines, wrinkles and tired looking skin with the most natural-looking results. You will notice an instant improvement to the condition of your skin.
Q: What does the treatment feel like?
A: The discomfort level is minimal for this treatment.
Q: How is it different from other treatments?
A: RADIESSE® is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres. It has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen and deliver results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.1-3 In clinical studies with leading Hyaluronic Acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that RADIESSE® patients were more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.2,4 In addition, 30% less RADIESSE® may be needed for correction when compared to Perlane® injectable gel.4
Q: Is Radiesse treatment safe?
A: RADIESSE® is broken down by the body and naturally metabolised over time. It is clinically proven to be effective and safe, and has very high patient satisfaction ratings. More than three million packs of RADIESSE® have been used by practitioners and patients worldwide since 2004. In 2006, the Federal Drugs Administration of the USA (FDA) approved RADIESSE® and it also has CE certification (the European Union standard) for soft tissue augmentation. Read more about why you can trust DestinationSkin here.
What our clients say
The staff are really friendly and professional and they aways make me feel at ease during treatments. I am so pleased with the results, my confidence has boosted no end.