Is Radiesse Safe?
If you’re concerned about Radiesse’s safety as a cosmetic procedure, know that has been granted FDA approval for safe use, after meticulous testing in clinical trials. The FDA has approved its use alongside topical or local anesthetics to provide added comfort during and after treatment, since the formula doesn’t contain lidocaine of its own, like some other fillers do. It’s been named safe and effective, and is a popular treatment choice among dermatologists in the U.S., Canada, Europe and other nations.
One important issue to keep in mind is that Radiesse is not advised for treatment of the lips, since the muscles of the lips move to such a degree that the filler may form lumps. Your doctor will surely be aware of this, and will encourage you to focus just on the nasolabial folds, or the ‘parenthesis’ lines around the mouth, and other advised areas.
As with all injectibles, you can expect minor side effects such as redness, swelling and bruising that can last for up to two days, and more rarely side effects may include longer-lasting swelling of the treatment areas.
And again, as with all cosmetic treatments, you must be on the looking for signs of infection, such as itching, irritation, redness, more intense bruising or swelling, and tenderness, which is cause for you to contact your doctor immediately for treatment to remedy the infection that may be beginning in your system.
Before treatment, your doctor will discuss the proper pre- and post-treatment requirements for Radiesse injections, and you will be advised that this is not the treatment for you if you’re on an aspirin regimen or have other medical issues or are on medications that may interact with this treatment. You’ll receive a detailed list of side effects to expect, as well as signs of side effects to be wary of, and you’ll be instructed on what to do to ease any discomfort, as well as when you call your doctor for medical care.
Radiesse is administered with little to no discomfort, depending on your areas of treatment and your existing sensitivity levels, and you can expect to be back in action with very little downtime, if any at all. Some patients resume normal activity right after their treatment. Considering how much Radiesse is doing for your appearance and within your system with its collagen-producing qualities, it’s encouraging to know that such an effective solution is available in a quick and easy treatment, without the expense and hardships of invasive surgery.