- Product: RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml w / Lidocaine
- Pack Size: 1 pre-filled syringe
- Strength: 1.5mL
- Manufacturer: Merz Pharma
Product Name: RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine.
Active composition: Synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel carrier with Lidocaine.
Volume and packaging: 1 x 1.5cc pre-filled syringe.
Manufacturer: Merz Aesthetics.
Accessory: Contains two 27G T.W. x 0.75" 0.4 x 20mm needles, traceability labels, packaging insert.
Storage Conditions: Store between 15℃ and 32℃.
Note: Sterile packaging.
RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine is a transparent, sterile, injectable gel made of calcium hydroxylapatite particles and the anesthetic Lidocaine. Inject RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine into wrinkles to restore a smoother appearance to aging skin, into areas of facial fat loss to restore volume, or into hands to reduce the looks of visible veins and bones. Only authorized personnel in accordance with local regulations should administer RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine injections.
What is RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine?
RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine is a dermal filler gel made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) particles with Lidocaine added for its anesthetic properties. The calcium hydroxylapatite particles help support skin and promote collagen growth to reduce the look of wrinkles and facial folds or to add volume.
Why do doctors use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine?
Doctors, such as plastic surgeons and dermatologists, use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine to reduce the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles. This can include the nasolabial folds between the nose and the mouth; the radial lip lines above the upper lip; and marionette lines, or smile lines, at the corners of the mouth. RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine can also help add volume, such as restoring shallow cheeks caused by fat atrophy; filling acne scars and other depressions or blemishes; contouring the jawline; correcting indentations or unevenness on the nose or chin; and reducing the appearance of bones and veins that become prominent as hands age. This dermal filler can act as an alternative to rhinoplasty or other plastic surgery as it corrects imperfections with a needle in an in-office procedure. Traditionally, doctors have used RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine to correct lipoatrophy, also known as facial fat loss, in HIV patients.
How RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine works
RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine contains particles of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is commonly used in medicine and is a component of bone and teeth. When you inject the dermal filler gel, the particles add volume beneath the skin, supporting the skin and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles or folds. Although the CaHA gradually breaks down within the body, since it had acted as a scaffold for collagen to grow, it leaves behind these collagen fibers to maintain the volume. During the injection itself, the Lidocaine in RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine acts as an anesthetic, numbing the injection area to reduce needle pain and discomfort that the patient might feel.
When and how to use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine
RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine usually lasts around eighteen months or longer, so your patient should return about every one and a half to two years for another dermal filler treatment to maintain their results. Only qualified medical professionals should inject this dermal filler. To use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine, first disinfect the treatment area. Open the foil pouch containing the dermal filler syringe, remove the Luer syringe cap from the end of the syringe, then twist on a 27G or higher, ideally a 25G, needle onto the Luer lock fitting, ensuring it is tightened securely. Prime the needle with RADIESSE® (+) by slowly pushing the syringe plunger until gel comes out the end of the needle. Be sure to inject RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine into the deep dermis to avoid nodule formation and discoloration of the skin, and do not overcorrect. Insert the needle at a thirty degree angle in the wrinkle or fold, and slowly inject the gel while withdrawing the needle, leaving a line of dermal filler. Repeat, adding additional lines of dermal filler until you have the amount of augmentation you need. Gently massage or mold the implant to help contour the skin. Refer to your RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine leaflet for complete instructions.
RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine side effects
Your patient could experience RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine side effects at the injection site such as pain, tenderness, swelling, discoloration, and itching, although these should usually resolve within about a week. Applying ice or a cool compress to the treatment area for the next twenty-four hours can help. If you incorrectly place the filler, your patient could have some lumpiness at the injection site. According to the manufacturer, there have not yet been reported cases of serious granulomatous reactions, with masses of immune cells accumulating at the site of inflammation. The injection could also cause an infection. These may not be all the potential RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine side effects.
Precautions when using RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine
You should not treat patients with RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine who are allergic or hypersensitive to any of it ingredients, or who have a history of serious allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Do not use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine to treat pregnant patients and do not use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine to treat breastfeeding patients, because researchers have not studied the safety of this filler for children. This filler is contraindicated for patients with bleeding disorders or systemic disorders with poor wound healing, or who are taking Aspirin or anticoagulants. Do not use RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine to treat patients who are prone to inflammatory skin conditions or who have a tendency to develop hypertrophic scars. Do not inject this filler in locations with another implant such as liquid silicone. Do not inject RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine into the epidermis or superficial dermis, glabellar folds, scar tissue, infected tissue, or open cavities. The effect of this dermal filler in the lip mucosa is unknown. The safety of this dermal filler combined with epilation, laser, UV irradiation, or mechanical or chemical peels is unknown. After their RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine treatment, your patient should avoid the sun, tanning or other sources of UV light, sauna, and intense facial treatments, and they should try to rest their face for the next week through minimal talking, smiling, and laughing. Each RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine syringe is for single-use only: do not resterilize or use a syringe or needle on more than one patient.
Does RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine require a skin test?
You do not need to perform a skin test before treating your patient with RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine. The manufacturers claim this dermal filler is biocompatible and will not trigger an allergic or toxic response.
How to store RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine
Store RADIESSE® (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine at room temperature, between fifteen and thirty-two degrees Celsius, which is between fifty-nine and ninety degrees Fahrenheit. Properly dispose of all needles and unused filler after use.