Radiesse – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

Radiesse is an injectable filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is also used to restore and/or correct signs of facial fat loss in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel carrier. It works by stimulating the naturally-occurring collagen beneath the skin. This allows the skin to produce more of its own filler. The hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon in the gel help create a structure that imitates connective tissue. It works right away upon injection and can last for up to two years, which make it a highly popular choice for dermal filling.

Radiesse treatments are most frequently administered in the skin surrounding the nose and mouth. In some cases, people choose to fill wrinkled areas in their hands with Radiesse. Adults between 35 and 60 years old who have developed folds and wrinkles around their mouth and nose are ideal candidates for Radiesse treatments. In some cases, this dermal filling can be used to fill in deep scars.

Radiesse should not be used by the following:

  • People with a history of allergic reactions
  • People who are allergic to one of the ingredients in Radiesse
  • People who are allergic to lidocaine or similar medications
  • People with bleeding disorders
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with a history of herpes
  • People with an active skin infection

Known side effects of Radiesse

The most common side effects of Radiesse include swelling, itching, pain, bruising, and redness. It may also cause difficulty in moving, loss of sensation, and lumps and nodules. Accidentally receiving Raidiesse in a blood vessel instead of the connective tissue may possibly cause complications, such as scabbing, scarring, stroke, paleness or a white tinge to the affected skin, abnormal vision, blindness, and severe pain.

Body systems harmed by Radiesse

The body systems that may be harmed by Radiesse include the integumentary, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.

Food items or nutrients that prevent Radiesse’s side effects

The following food items can help treat and prevent bruising, one of the common side effects of Radiesse:

  • Foods rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, such as oranges, berries, grapes, and green beans
  • Foods rich in protein, such as lean meat, fish, eggs, poultry, nuts, and pulses
  • Foods that contain healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and fatty fish

Treatments, management plans for Radiesse’s side effects

The following are natural ways to treat some of the side effects of Radiesse:

  • Swelling and itching of the skin: Swelling and itching of the skin can be relieved by placing a bag of ice over the affected area for 15 minutes, several times a day.
  • Bruising: A bruise can be treated naturally by using arnica, taking bromelain supplements, applying creams and gels with quercetin, applying vitamin K gel, or using frankincense essential oil. It can also be treated by following a bruise-healing diet which is composed of foods like pineapple, foods rich in quercetin, citrus fruits, foods with vitamin K, lean protein, and foods rich in zinc.

Where to learn more

Summary

Radiesse is an injectable filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Radiesse commonly causes swelling, itching, pain, bruising, and redness.

Radiesse may also cause difficulty in moving, loss of sensation, and lumps and nodules.

Radiesse accidentally injected into a blood vessel may cause complications, such as scabbing, scarring, stroke, paleness or a white tinge to the affected skin, abnormal vision, blindness, and severe pain.

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