Radiesse® is a wrinkle filler used to plump and smooth the skin. Aging skin loses natural support structures that keep skin supple and youthful. As the years go by, collagen and elastin diminish within the skin, and this results in wrinkles and creases. Radiesse® is frequently used to add volume and improve the signs of aging in the cheeks, hands, and smile lines from nose to mouth.
While there are many dermal filler formulas on the market, many patients choose Radiesse® because it restores volume loss over time by stimulating your collagen production for results that continue to improve. Collagen is the key to strong, youthful looking skin. With new collagen, patients can enjoy improved facial lines and folds for a younger appearance. The formula can also be placed in the backs of the hands to restore lost volume and give them a supple appearance. When your hands age, the skin weakens, showing veins, tendons, and bones. When added to the hands, patients can achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Radiesse® contains Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in clear gel. The clear gel works by adding instant volume to the skin while triggering the body to produce more collagen. When metabolized by the body, the CaHA leaves behind natural collagen for long lasting structure.
One of our nurse injectors or plastic surgeons will meet with you prior to treatment to discuss your concerns and goals, as well as evaluate your face to determine the best filler for you. Radiesse® can be combined with a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the injections. A small needle is placed under the skin to administer the product. Typical treatment time is 15-20 minutes.
- You can resume all regular activity following treatment but should avoid exercise for 48 hours.
- Avoid massaging or exfoliating the area.
- Apply ice to the treatment area to help with any swelling or bruising.
Results will be seen immediately following your treatment at our Newport Beach med-spa and continue to improve with time. Just one treatment session is needed for effective results. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse® continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. Radiesse® has been clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients. After this time, patients can choose to have a touch-up session to maintain their results, or might choose a different treatment option.
Facial fillers like Radiesse® can be combined with other injectable formulas like Botox® to treat different types of wrinkles in different areas. Radiesse® is effective at treating your lines and wrinkles, however, if you develop further signs of again such as sagging facial tissue, you might consider a surgical procedure like a facelift or brow lift.
With so many filler formulas on the market, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. That’s why you will meet with one of our expert injectors for a consultation to ensure Radiesse® is the right treatment for you. To schedule your consultation at BioSpa, contact our office today.