21 Oct

Can Radiesse® be easily manipulated more than a week after injection?


Radiesse is a combination filler made of two ingredients: A form of calcium (Hydroxylapatite) and liquid gel. Radiesse is a volumizing filler that lifts the tissue and “fills in” wrinkles.

Dr. Johnston can manipulate Radiesse at the time of injection. Once injected, Radiesse becomes incorporated into your tissue shutterstock_149502065and becomes fixed. After just a few hours it is difficult to “mold.” If you were capable of molding your Radiesse injection in a week, it could possibly stay that way.

If you have moved your injection of Radiesse, it is important to notify Dr. Johnston as soon as possible. He may be able to inject a medicine that reduces the gel potion of the injection and achieve the results you wish.

Here are some tips to maintain your Radiesse injections:

•        Do not massage or otherwise manipulate the area injected

•        Use Tylenol as needed for any soreness. Do not use aspirin or other anti-inflammatory products.

•        A topical cold pack may be applied as needed

•        Avoid strenuous exercise for a day. Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for the same time period

•        Avoid dental work for two weeks if the nasolabial or marionette regions have been injected

•        Avoid sleeping on your stomach for two weeks. Sleeping on your side is fine

•        Aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication use can be resumed at two days post injection.

•        Over time, the injected area will feel softer, more and more like your own tissues

•        Contact Dr. Johnston with any concerns regarding your healing.


So, what do you think ?