What is RADIESSE® Voice made of?
RADIESSE Voice is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel. CaHA is a biocompatible material used for more than twenty years in medicine, and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth.
Does the procedure hurt?
RADIESSE Voice is administered with a topical or local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure. No general anesthetic is required. You will be awake and alert during the procedure, helping your doctor tune your voice.
How long will RADIESSE Voice last?
The time varies from patient to patient, but RADIESSE Voice generally provides improvement in vocal cord function up to 1-2 years. Treatment with RADIESSE® Voice Gel (with no CaHA particles) provides short-term improvement for 1-2 months.
How quickly can I return to my normal activities?
No recovery period is required after treatment, but your doctor may instruct you to rest your voice for a day or two.
Is RADIESSE Voice permanent?
No, but it is long-lasting. The gel carrier in RADIESSE Voice dissipates over a few months. The CaHA particles gradually break down over the course of 2-3 years. RADIESSE Voice Gel (no CaHA particles) provides short-term improvement for 1-2 months.
Are there any side effects?
There are few reported side effects and those reported are commonly associated with injection of implant materials. These may include pain and tenderness at the injection site.
What if I am taking medication?
RADIESSE Voice should not be used in patients while on an aspirin regimen or while taking other medications that could inhibit the healing process. Please consult your physician for more information.
Is RADIESSE Voice approved?
Yes, RADIESSE Voice is FDA cleared for vocal fold augmentation.