Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to plump the skin and even out deep wrinkle lines. It is injected through a fine needle under the skin and immediately adds volume to the targeted areas. Radiesse is one of the few dermal fillers that continues to work over time, by stimulating your body’s own production of natural collagen.
How Does it Work?
Radiesse acts as a cosmetic filler for the first three months following treatment, plumping up the skin and reducing the signs of ageing. The microspheres found in the product then start to stimulate natural collagen growth, which results in new tissue development yielding long-lasting results for up to two. It is also used in the treatment of facial lipoatrophy, vocal cord deficiencies, oral and maxillofacial defects, as well as for the treatment of scars and chin dimples.
Who is a Candidate for Radiesse Treatment?
If you are showing prominent signs of ageing in your skin, then you may be an ideal candidate for Radiesse. Treatment is commonly sought to diminish marionette lines, nasal folds and other facial wrinkles. This versatile product can also be used as an alternative to implant surgery, providing augmentation to a patient’s nose, cheeks, or chin. Due to the fact that Radiesse is made of a natural substance that is produced in the body, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatment.
How is Treatment Performed?
This simple procedure is normally performed using local anesthesia. The procedure takes around 15 minutes to complete, after which time you can return to your daily routine. Side effects are minimal and can include temporary bruising and tenderness of the skin for a few days after you have the Radiesse treatment.