Radiesse® (formerly known as Radience®) is FDA Approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and hands.
Radiesse® dermal filler is also FDA Approved for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy, the significant loss of fat underneath the skin, which can cause indentations, sunken cheeks and hollow eyes. Radiesse® fills and volumizes to correct the signs of facial fat loss and restore a natural, youthful look.
As we age we lose the youthful look of full cheeks and lips yet we seem to gain ever deepening wrinkles across our foreheads or creases running from the outside of our noses to the corners of our mouths. While there are treatments to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, what can you do besides a facelift to get rid of deep creases across the forehead or between the eyebrows?
Radiesse® is perfect for filling out and smoothing those deep facial creases and wrinkles and is particularly well suited for long-lasting correction of deep naso-labial folds and marionette lines. Radiesse® can also help add dimension to faces that have lost volume.
What Is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is an Injectable cosmetic dermal filler composed of of calcium hydroxyl apatite, or more simply put, calcium-based spheres in a gel suspension. Radiesse does more than just fill facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds. The calcium-based microspheres both restore volume and stimulate the growth of a patient’s own collagen to create fullness and a youthful appearance with results that last a year or more.
How are treatments done?
Radiesse treatments are very quick – often only taking 15 minutes. Many patients schedule their appointments during a lunch break or directly after work. There is no downtime, so they can get right back to work. Radiesse is administered with a very fine needle in several points along a treatment area. A topical anesthesia is sometimes used to reduce discomfort. You will be able to see the results immediately.
How does Radiesse® work?
Most injectable fillers are slowly reabsorbed or metabolized by the body, which is why they require ongoing treatments. The calcium hydroxylapatite does not get reabsorbed by the body, which is why Radiesse lasts so much longer than otherinjectables. Radiesse is also hypoallergenic. There is no need for pre-testing for allergies.
How many treatments are required?
Generally, significant changes may be achieved with your first treatment. A touch-up may be required to achieve optimal results.
Risks and Complications
All cosmetic procedures come with some level of risk. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects are usually mild and only last for a few days.
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The Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio™
7810 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229