Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres to correct wrinkles and folds in the face and hands. This is different from the hyaluronic acid (HA) used in most fillers The microspheres stimulate your body to produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for skin’s strength and elasticity.
Radiesse can be used on the same areas of the body as HA fillers: cheeks and laugh lines around the mouth.. Radiesse can also be used on the pre-jowl fold, on chin wrinkles, décolletage and on the backs of the hands.
Radiesse gives immediate results but then goes on giving by stimulating collagen production
Unlike HA fillers, Radiesse cannot be easily dissolved
Radiesse and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler Comparison Chart
|Radiesse||Hyaluronic acid filler|
|Procedure type||Nonsurgical injection.||Nonsurgical injection.|
|Cost||Syringes cost £380 (1.5ml) each, with treatments and dosage varying by individual.||1ml syringe £260|
|Pain||Mild discomfort at the injection site.||Mild discomfort at the injection site.|
|Number of treatments needed||Typically one session.||Typically one session.|
|Expected results||Immediate results lasting approximately 18 months.||Immediate results lasting approximately 6 to 12 months.|
|Noncandidates||People with severe allergies resulting in anaphylaxis; multiple severe allergies; allergy to lidocaine or similar medications; bleeding disorders. Also applies to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.||Those with severe allergies resulting in anaphylaxis or multiple severe allergies. Pregnant or breast feeding|
|Recovery time||Immediate results but expect some swelling after the procedure with full results within one week.||Immediate results.|