Radiesse is an alternative injectable filler for deep facial lines. It is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite, a material naturally found in teeth and bone. Calcium hydroxyapatite has been safely used for several years in the body for many applications including dental applications where bone build-up is needed for reconstruction. With Radiesse, the calcium hydroxyapatite micro spheres are suspended in a polysaccharide carrier, which holds the micro spheres in place until it is resorbed and the collagenation takes place. When injected in soft tissue, away from bone, fibroblasts work by building reportedly a non-scar tissue collagen type, thus creating volume in the treatment area. Radiesse has been FDA approved for certain medical conditions and has been used extensively for cosmetic purposes in recent years. The longevity of this treatment is on average about 18 months.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patients specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Find answers to Radiesse questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Frequently Asked Radiesse Questions
Q – What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an alternative injectable filler which may be used for filling in deep facial lines and for facial shaping and contouring. This simple procedure can improve the obvious signs of aging in order to restore a more youthful and healthy appearance.
Q – What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) micro spheres which are suspended in a polysaccharide carrier. The microspheres are eventually reabsorbed into the body to allow for collagenation. Radiesse, when injected into soft tissue, creates a non-scar tissue collagen type that produces a plumping to the skin. The longevity of the treatment results is an average of 18 months.
Q – How do I know if Im a good candidate for Radiesse?
Candidates for Radiesse are individuals who are physically healthy, have realistic expectation, and are interested in improving the signs of aging on their facial skin. Dr. Buckingham will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Radiesse treatment after meeting with you for a private consultation.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for Radiesse?
During your consultation for Radiesse treatment, Br. Buckingham will perform a complete facial analysis and discuss your goals. Dr. Buckingham will also explain the details of the procedure and answer any and all questions you may have.