Radiesse available at Azia Medical Spa in Birmingham, Alabama.

Coupled with the aging process and exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, the contours of our face begin to lose volume or become hallowed-out from the loss of collagen support. If you have sharply defined cheek bones that were an incredibly beautiful feature in your youth, the loss of volume through collagen depletion can add age to your years.

Thankfully, there are great dermal fillers that can help with collagen loss and also help smooth out your skin.


Radiesse is a long-lasting dermal filler consisting of tiny calcium particles that are suspended in a cellulose gel. The ingredients used are non-allergenic, and safe.

Injecting Radiesse just under the skin adds volume that has been lost by the passing of time and damaged by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. In addition to smoothing out wrinkles, Radiesse helps your skin’s volume structure and also helps to stimulate the skin’s own production of collagen because the effect assists in helping the calcium and gel metabolize and stimulate natural collagen deposits. For that reason, one Radiesse injection can last from one to three years.


For Deep Creases

Helps treat those bothersome deep facial creases around the nasolabial folds that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

For Forehead

Treatment may also be used on your forehead to help smooth out the frown lines.

For Contouring

Used to fill large depressions caused by scarring and is also a great dermal filler for re-contouring the chin and cheeks.

For Hands

Many people use Radiesse to help smooth out the backs of their hands, giving them a younger look.

For HIV Patients

Because of its effectiveness in adding volume to large facial areas, Radiesse has been FDA approved for restoration of subcutaneous fat in people with HIV.


Radiesse® treatment can be done over a lunch hour, injections under the skin are quick and safe.

The injections can mixed with Lidocaine, so there is minimal discomfort from the injections. Side effects are minor and may include swelling, mild irritation, redness itching, tenderness, and bruising from the injections may occur, and usually go away in less than a week, if side effects persist, the office should be contacted. Blood thinning medications, such as aspirin, NSAIDS, Vitamin E, herbal supplements, some other supplements and other prescriptions and over the counter drugs should be discussed before treatment, as they may cause more bleeding or bruising at the injection site.

The filler substance used in the Radiesse®, is similar to substances found naturally in the body, so allergy tests are not considered necessary, however  is not considered appropriate for patients who have many severe allergies or that experienced anaphylaxis. Radiesse® is not FDA approved for use in patients under 18, pregnant or nursing women, most other people will be able to have the treatment.

The cost of Radiesse® is not usually covered by insurance, however since the treatment lasts so long, the treatments are more economical than other wrinkle filling injections. Often only one treatment is necessary. Radiesse® patients report more satisfaction with their results than some other treatments.

Radiesse® is a safe, long lasting treatment for those persons wishing for a natural looking, more youthful appearance, with minimal disruption to their daily routine.

Call today to schedule a free assessment at Azia Medical Spa at 205-980-7772.

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