With Radiesse®, you can reduce fine lines and wrinkles along the face and between the nose and mouth for a smoother, more youthful appearance. This injectable dermal filler can also work to make your lips fuller and more sensual, as well as to add volume in the cheeks. Radiesse® is known for its long-lasting results and its ability to help the skin grow new collagen.
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What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that contains calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. This biocompatible gel is composed of minerals found in the human body, and therefore there is little risk of an allergic reaction. Radiesse® is effective for reduction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, as well as lipoatrophy (hollowness in the cheeks). The treatment can also improve the appearance of mild, depressed scars and enhance facial features such as the lips. Once injected, Radiesse® stimulates the production of collagen to replenish lost facial volume.
What is the Radiesse® Procedure?
Radiesse® is injected in small amounts into the areas targeted for treatment using a very fine needle. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment or a liquid anesthetic may be mixed with the product to minimize discomfort. Lidocaine, an anesthetic, may also be mixed with the product to minimize discomfort during injection. The entire Radiesse® treatment typically takes about 15 minutes to complete. Although some swelling and bruising may be present after treatment, this should fade within a few days. Patients can apply an ice pack or cold compress to the injection site after treatment to reduce swelling. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities immediately after the procedure.
What Results Can I expect from Radiesse®?
Results of treatment with Radiesse® are often immediately visible. The effects of Radiesse® may last twelve to eighteen months, significantly longer than other injectable treatments. Occasional touch-up treatments with Radiesse® can maintain the effects for longer periods.
Hand Rejuvenation with Radiesse®
The effects of aging and elements of nature can have a noticeable impact on the look of our hands. Radiesse® can effectively improve wrinkled, lax, and weathered skin on the hands and give them a smoother, more youthful appearance. With the ability of Radiesse® to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin of the hands can be rejuvenated with long-lasting results. A few injections of Radiesse® into the target areas will be made with a very fine needle. The injections can be made more comfortable with a local anesthetic. Once the procedure is complete, you may already start noticing results. Some redness and swelling will likely be present after the injections; however, this should fade over the next few days. The effects of hand rejuvenation with Radiesse® can last a year or longer, and can be maintained with follow-up treatments.
Our Patients’ Results
*Individual Results May Vary