It’s normal to consider dermal fillers for your anti-aging goals if you prefer to avoid surgery. That’s because dermal fillers are an excellent way to refresh your look without downtime or recovery. However, it’s important to know that some injectables can go above and beyond basic hyaluronic acid fillers. One option is Radiesse®, an injectable option that provides long-lasting, natural results.

What is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is a dermal filler made with biosynthetically produced calcium hydroxylapatite, meaning it contains no animal products. Calcium hydroxylapatite is naturally found in the body has been in use in many other medical fields to generate new collagen. Radiesse® has a number of uses in cosmetic rejuvenation, including both the lower face and hands.

Candidates for Radiesse®

Patients who benefit most from Radiesse® are those who are looking for effective rejuvenation for mild aging signs without the need for surgery. During a consultation with Dr. DiFrancesco and our expert injectors, we can assess your goals for Radiesse® and craft the ideal treatment plan using our selection of nonsurgical rejuvenation options to fully address your concerns.


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Radiesse® Procedure

Radiesse® treatments can be performed at our Atlanta office with the help of a topical numbing cream. Your expert injector will place the product under the surface of the skin using a very fine needle in areas that can benefit from increased collagen production. This process can take as little as fifteen minutes, after which you can return home.

Radiesse® Results and Maintenance

After Radiesse® treatments, you can expect some redness and sensitivity at your injection sites, but this subsides quickly. You’ll see noticeable volume in your treatment areas after each session, but your results will continue to improve in the weeks and months following as your body generates new collagen. As the product fades and is metabolized, it leaves behind natural, volumizing collagen. These results can last for up to a year, after which you can return for touch-up appointments as needed. We can recommend additional treatments and products to boost your results so you can enjoy them for the long term.

Schedule a Consultation

Radiesse® is one unique option to achieve your goals using your body’s natural collagen production. To learn more about your options for facial and hand rejuvenation using Radiesse®, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take ibuprofen after Radiesse?

Dr. DiFrancesco may recommend not taking blood-thinning or anti-inflammatory medication before and after your Radiesse appointment, including ibuprofen.

Does Radiesse build collagen?

Yes, Radiesse is designed to metabolize in the skin while signaling to the body to create additional collagen where it's injected.

Is Radiesse a permanent filler?

No, the results of Radiesse are not permanent. Your body will absorb and inactivate the formula over time, which typically takes about a year.

Should you massage Radiesse?

You should not press too hard in the treated area for up to 24 hours after your injection appointment to ensure the best results.

Does Radiesse last longer than Juvederm?

Both Radiesse and Juvederm are long-lasting dermal fillers that retain benefits for people for up to a year in some cases. Some injection areas and amounts of filler last longer than others for both formulas.