Wrinkle Fillers – RADIESSE
Over time, your skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance. This is the result of a natural aging process when your skin becomes thinner and loses its natural elasticity. As a result, it becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. Fat tissue, which also helps to fill out your face, is lost, causing skin to sag and further wrinkle. This reduction in skin volume can make your face look thin and narrow, possibly making you appear older than you are. Fortunately, RADIESSE may smooth lines and wrinkles and help your skin regain a firm and youthful appearance by restoring volume you may have naturally lost. With RADIESSE, you can restore facial contour as well as correct smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.
RADIESSE – Frequently Asked Questions
How does RADIESSE work?
RADIESSE works with your body, below the skin’s surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. RADIESSE does more than just temporarily fill-in facial folds and wrinkles – it can restore facial volume for the youthful look you want.
How soon can I expect results and how long will the results last?
The results are immediate. RADIESSE may last a year or more in many patients. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.
Is RADIESSE safe?
Yes. Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced RADIESSE and more than 4,000 physicians and providers worldwide have been trained to administer RADIESSE treatments. Through years of clinical studies and independent research, RADIESSE has proven to be safe and effective. With RADIESSE, you get FDA-approved, safe, clinically tested reliability.
How is a RADIESSE treatment performed?
RADIESSE is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, convenient procedure. A topical anesthetic and ice may be used if needed to numb the skin. RADIESSE is also mixed with an anesthetic prior to injection, making the treatment comfortable. RADIESSE treatments have little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities soon after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one visit. Because RADIESSE is a long term cosmetic enhancement, and to ensure your satisfaction, our office schedules a follow-up visit two weeks after your initial treatment. At this follow-up visit, we will evaluate results. Touch-up treatments may be recommended.
Are there any side effects?
Normal, injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve on their own.
Is RADIESSE permanent?
No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. The calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body.
How much does it cost?
RADIESSE treatments are customized for each patient so the price varies. In general, the cost of RADIESSE is comparable to similar procedures. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment plan and give you a price before beginning treatment.