Radiesse is a dermal filler. It is made by Merz and sold in the United States as a dermal filler to fill out voids and lines and wrinkles. I have used Radiesse in the foot for over 10 years and I love it. Dermal fillers are used in the foot to cushion areas that have a lot of pressure when walking. Bunions, hammer toes, corns and calluses, and ball of foot pain are some conditions
I find using the product to be easy and provide great results. It comes pre-packaged and is quick to place into the foot. So when a patient comes in for a consultation and there is an area that would get relief from the injection of the filler Radiesse, it is right at our fingertips. An ultrasound may be used to guide the injection.
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite and is one of the only foot fillers that is seen on x-ray. We can take an x-ray to see where the area is treated and follow its progress for years.
Another reason I like using Radiesse is that the healing is quick. There is little downtime after injection and only mild discomfort. There are essentially no downsides and very little risk of infection. It is recommended to wear a sneaker and an offloading pad (provided by the office) for a few days.
Radiesse acts quickly. Patients feel immediate results but the optimal results are noted after six weeks. Radiesse acts to stimulate collagen in the body and is incorporated into your tissues offering foot padding and cushioning where it is needed. Given the degree of the loss of padding in the foot, a touch up at six weeks may be needed.
Finally, Radiesse lasts anywhere from one year to three years in the foot.
If you have a painful condition and do not want surgery, foot fillers
with Radiesse may help. Contact the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center for a consultation with our Boca Raton or Boynton Beach doctors, Dr. Schoenhaus or Dr. Gold.
- Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus