What is RADIESSE® Voice?
RADIESSE Voice is an injectable implant that contains microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a biocompatible material, suspended in a water-based gel carrier. RADIESSE Voice can replace lost tissue volume in your vocal folds, bringing the folds back into contact, providing long-lasting restoration of your voice.
Is RADIESSE Voice the same as RADIESSE® Voice Gel?
No. RADIESSE Voice Gel is an injectable implant that contains synthetic polymers but no CaHA microspheres. RADIESSE Voice Gel is suitable for 1-2 month, short-term vocal fold augmentation when reversible nerve damage is suspected as the cause of the voice problems, or for patients who want to try a short-term treatment before making a decision to have a long-term augmentation done with RADIESSE Voice.
What can I expect during and after my RADIESSE Voice treatment?
RADIESSE Voice can be administered in your doctor’s office, using local or topical anesthetic. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes during which time you’ll be awake and helping your doctor tune your voice.
After treatment, no recovery period is required, but your doctor may recommend you rest your voice for a day or two. In a month, you’ll have a follow-up visit to make sure everything is going well.
How does treatment with RADIESSE Voice compare to surgery?
Surgical treatment of vocal cord problems is a complex operating room procedure that requires general anesthesia. Treatment with RADIESSE Voice is fast, simple, and provides immediate, long-lasting improvement with minimal recovery.
What should I do next?
Ask your doctor today about RADIESSE Voice for vocal fold augmentation and whether it’s right for you.