Can Radiesse Be Made a Permanent Filler?

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Radiesse cannot be made permanent.

Radiesse is classified as a temporary dermal filler. Depending on how it is injected it can last up to 18 to 24 months. It does have collagen stimulating properties , which contributes to its longevity. Radiesse cannot be "changed" into a permanent.

Seattle Otolaryngologist

Radiesse is Temporary

Radiesse is a filler that is broken down by your body over time. It normally lasts for about 12 months, therefore, it is not permanent. It can promote some degree of collagen production, but the filler itself does not last forever.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Is Radiesse Permanent?

Hi Cosmetic.  Radiesse is not permanent.  The product is dissolved naturally over a period of approximately 1 year.  There are more permanent fillers, but the risk of more permanent fillers is that if you are not happy with the results, you may be stuck with them.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Can Radiesse be a permanent filler

No, Radiesse is not a permanent filler.

That's both the good and the bad news.

It's good because if you don't like the results, you're not stuck with them forever.

It's bad because if you like the results, you won't have them forever.

Remember, even if you like the results today, as your face ages you might not like the way it looks years later in an older face. That's why I will not inject permanent fillers. I'd rather do "touch up" injections as my patients age. I sleep better with that knowledge and my patients do too!

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Radiesse is a Temporary Filler

No, Radiesse cannot be made into a permanent filler. It was designed to be a long lasting but temporary filler.                                                        

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 132 reviews


Regarding: "Can Radiesse Be Made a Permanent Filler?"

Alchemy does not exist. You cannot make something into something it has no potential of being.

Radiesse is a long-lasting (over a year) filler. Like all fillers, it has temporary long lasting benefits and temporary long lasting potential complications. Factor this into your thinking. A permanent filler have permanent complications.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Radiesse is not a permanent filler

Radiesse can not be changed into a permanent filler. Once the Radiesse dissolves other products may be used but permanent fillers do have serious risks. If you are not happy with the result you may have to live with it because it is not easy to reverse the effect of permanent fillers without surgery and that will leave a scar and possible deformity. There have been delayed reactions to permanent fillers even twenty years later that can be deforming. Temporary fillers are more safe.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Radiesse is not permanent

Quite simply, no. Radiesse is not permanent. Artecoll, artefill, silicone are permanent fillers. The downside is that they are permanent and problems related to the placement of these fillers are permanent.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

Can Radiesse Be Made Into a Permanent Filler


Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Radiesse Filler

Unfortunately, Radiesse, is not a permanent filler. It last about one year.It cannot be made into a permanent filler.

Andres Bustillo, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

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