June 5, 2017
"With age comes beauty. Don't let wrinkles tell your story." ~ Radiesse
Are you starting to notice wrinkles gather around your mouth? Perhaps those pesky lines betray your age or make you look older than you really are. Maybe the skin on the back of your hands is losing its smooth appearance. Have you been contemplating injectable fillers? Is there a safe, simple solution to plump your skin, eliminate those creases, and rejuvenate your overall look?
Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that effectively restores volume to the face and back of the hands. To date, Radiesse has earned an 80% Worth-It rating from RealSelf.
Injectable Fillers: What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a dermal filler that smoothes facial wrinkles, smile lines, and creases around the mouth. The unique compound, calcium-based microspheres dispersed in a gel, balances facial features by reducing extra folds of skin, especially the Nasolabial folds and the marionette lines. Radiesse also restores volume loss in the back of the hands.
How does Radiesse Work?
Natural collagen breaks down during the aging process, causing facial skin to sag, wrinkle, and crease. Radiesse is injected under the skin to restore volume and plump the skin for a fuller, younger look. Over time, the injections stimulate the body's own production of collagen, producing longer-lasting results. Most patients may see immediate results that last 12 months or longer, one reason for high satisfaction rates.
Since Radiesse is a very safe procedure, it incurs little side effects. Patients may experience some temporary redness and bruising at the injection site, which usually lasts no longer than a week. Small, palpable bumps may form. Most dermatologists recommend patients who are getting Radiesse for a specific event to do so two weeks in advance to give the skin time to completely heal.
Radiesse can be a more aggressive approach to smoothing facial lines and wrinkles in the skin than Juvederm. Made from hydroxyapatite instead of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse cannot be reversed like Juvederm and is used on a deeper level.
Who Should Not Use Injectable Fillers?
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Radiesse, especially lidocaine, you should avoid this filler. If you have a history of developing severe allergic reactions in general, we recommend you do not use Radiesse. You should also avoid this procedure if you have a bleeding disorder. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid dermal fillers.
If you're not sure if Radiesse is right for you or if you want to learn more about injectable fillers, contact us for a complimentary consultation and we'll be happy to answer any questions!