What Are the Side Effects of Radiesse?

Radiesse dermal filler injections add volume to contour and shape facial features. As one of the newest non-invasive dermal fillers, Radiesse works longer than Juvederm or Restylane – for more than a year in most cases –which pleases patients who want their fresh and youthful looks to last. Since Radiesse is made of calcium-hydroxyapatite (a naturally occurring substance), there’s no need for an allergy test prior to treatment, which removes an element of worry for you if you’re planning to enhance your appearance with this non-invasive dermal filler.

Your next concern may be the side effects of Radiesse. As with any injectable treatment, there is a small risk of infection if your treatment site is not well cared-for after your procedure, but the usual, mild and fully tolerable side effects of Radiesse include the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching

Some patients experience pain in the treatment area, but the level of pain greatly depends on a person’s tolerance for pain and discomfort as a whole. What you might describe as a mild, dull pain, someone else may call excruciating pain. Your doctor will advise you on what you can take to lessen any pain symptoms after your Radiesse treatment. On average, side effects from Radiesse decrease and disappear in very short order.

With Radiesse side effects so negligible, and the skill of your dermatologist also lessening any post-procedure discomfort, many patients find that this is an ‘easy fix’ to their age-related loss of facial volume, and that a few moments’ discomfort is well worth it to erase years from their appearance. With Radiesse’s instant results and lasting effects thanks to it stimulating your body’s production of collagen beneath the surface of your skin, you can change your appearance without the recovery time needed for more involved plastic surgery procedures.

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