What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a type of filler product. It adds volume to areas of shadowing and lines that form from the aging process. It can also be used to alleviate depressions from scars. I use it commonly to give a midface lift by restoring volume to the cheeks, the nasolabial folds, temples and jowls. This is where artistry, technique and experience become critical to achieving a natural and balanced result.*
The product comes in a prefilled syringe of up to 1.5 ml. We will usually add a little lidocaine numbing agent to the mixture for increased patient comfort. It is strategically injected using small needles either directly into certain lines or to surrounding areas of volume loss which help to lift facial structures back to their more youthful anatomical positions*.
What is Radiesse made of and how long will it last?
Radiesse is composed of hydroxylapatite crystals which is essentially calcium. It would be extremely rare to have an allergic reaction to Radiesse. Allergy testing is not required. Radiesse lasts for about one year. However, because it stimulates one’s own collagen, you should achieve a prolonged baseline improvement. We do recommend a second treatment at 6-9 months after the initial injections to enhance the results and prolong the longevity of the product and correction*.
Radiesse is not a good choice for filling delicate areas such as directly under the eyes or lips (consider Juvederm for these areas). It can however, be a great tool for a lip lift.*
Another excellent indication is to use Radiesse in lieu of a rhinoplasty to lift the tip of the nose or correct the shape of the nose. Although not as permanent as a rhinoplasty, it can still be an excellent tool for patients with minor irregularities who would prefer to avoid surgery*.
Before & After Results
*Before and after results will vary from patient to patient
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