Is Radiesse hard like bone ? Will it cause recurrent swelling?

Will any medication interact with radiesse ?

Doctor Answers 6

Milky and not like bone- that is Radiesse

The video explains it all. Radiesse does contain calcium hydroxlyappetite, it is suspended in microspheres that you can not see, nor feel. It is soft and milky, not hard like bone. The video shows how I use this particular filler to stimulate collagen production and lift the jowls. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Radiesse Not Hard

Radiesse has some calcium as a component, but it is a soft injectable substance. It can be molded by massaging it. It is not hard like bone. It is a good filler for cheeks and marionette lines, but it should not be injected around the eyes nor in the lips. It is also not a reversible filler.

Jean Keamy, MD
Westborough Ophthalmologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Is Radiesse Hard

Thank you for your question.  Radiesse is not hard like bone, it does contain microdroplets of calcium but it does not make it hard. Swelling after injection may occur and lasts up to one week. If you have any more questions I suggest you see a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon for a consultation to get all your questions answered regarding fillers and injectables. 

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

Radiesse - hardness and swelling

Thank you for asking about your Radiesse.Radiesse is a gel that contains calcium - it not hard like bone. It is fairly thick and should not be injected around the mouth or eyes or it will be lumpy and visible. Recurrent swelling can occur with any filler but is rare - the cause has to be determined before it can be treated. Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FAC

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews


Although Radiesse does contain microdroplets of calcium it is not hard like bone, but is malleable and when injected properly in the proper plane dose not leave a hard surface and should not cause intermittent swelling

Melvin Elson, MD
Nashville Dermatologist
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Radiesse--what does it feel like?

Radiesse is a white chalky gel that is injected under the dermis in the skin to add volume to cheeks, temples, or nasolabial folds (smile lines). It is possible to feel the implant under the skin in some areas, but it is not hard.Swelling after injection may occur and lasts up to one week.drbader

Robert S. Bader, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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