Radiesse

Drug List

Radiesse

Drug Name

Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres)

Manufactured By

BioForm Medical

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

What results are to be expected – subtle or quite spectacular? It depends on the patient’s look before treatment with fillers and on their specific expectations. Indications have to be carefully discussed in advance with the physician, remembering that some signs of aging will be attenuated but will not disappear. According to specific facial conditions, treatments have to be selected in order to better treat the cases. Sagging skin almost always suggests a surgical solution. Intracutaneous rhytides due to sun exposure are better treated with laser resurfacing or chemical peels. Patients with deep furrows, vertical glabellar lines, and nasolabial folds are very good candidates for facial fillers such as Radiesse (Roy et al 2006). Several facial regions can be injected in order to ameliorate or enhance some features: glabellar lines, subdermal support of the brows, malar and buccal fat pads, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, nose, lips, perioral region, marionette lines, oral commisures, and chin, among others. Radiesse is also a good solution to correct some lesions such as acne scars. In a preliminary study of 10 patients, Goldberg and colleagues (2006) noted that saucerized acne scars responded well to treatment but ice-pick scars did not. Other aging signs such as crow’s feet are partly a consequence of dynamic expression of the orbicularis oculi muscles. Due to the possibility of “speed bump-like nodules”, Radiesse is not an ideal product for this region. Moreover, patients with one or more of the following conditions should not receive Radiesse implants: acute or chronic skin infection that involves the site to be treated, existing keloidal scars, systemic collagen diseases, severe bleeding disorders, and presence of foreign bodies such as silicone (Jacovella 2006). Individuals with body dysmorphic disorders and unrealistic expectations should no be injected with Radiesse either.

How To Use

The procedures can be performed in an office setting on an outpatient basis. Patients must provide specific informed consent for the treatment with Radiesse for soft tissue augmentation before initiation of the procedures (Reisman 2006). It is advisable to keep identification stickers with the product data attached to the medical record. The areas to be injected must be appropriately marked with the patient in an upright position. As with all esthetic surgical and dermatological procedures, pretreatment pictures are mandatory. Patients must be warned to avoid agents that can cause bleeding, for example, aspirin and some anti-inflammatory drugs, for 7 days prior to injection, which can help reduce hematoma formation

Side Effects

Common side effects of Radiesse include bruising, swelling, redness, inflammation, small bumps, itching, pain, skin discoloration, scarring, swelling, tenderness, or mild bleeding at the injection site. The dose of Radiesse used depends on the severity of the wrinkles being treated.

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