Radiesse is a dermal filler that uses calcium-based microspheres to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body. The areas that are targeted are around the nose and mouth (to reduce laugh lines) and the backs of hands (to resolve wrinkles). Radiesse can also be used to treat hollowness and deep folds on the face.
How Radiesse Works
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a gel solution. When injected, Radiesse adds volume to the skin. Even after the first effects, Radiesse works to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The CaHA microspheres are eventually absorbed by the body, leaving behind only the natural collagen that was created.
The treatment should be done by a qualified Radiesse professional and can be completed within 15 minutes. The Radiesse injection feels like a normal injection. Given the sensitivity of the facial nerves, though, the medical professional may use a topical numbing cream and then provide an ice pack or painkiller afterward to manage any pain or discomfort.
Why Choose Radiesse?
Why should you pick Radiesse over other dermal fillers? It offers a number of benefits:
• Radiesse users have reported high satisfaction with the effects, which can last well past a year.
• Radiesse contains FDA-approved lidocaine, a local anesthetic that reduces injection-related pain and discomfort.
• Serious side effects from the use of Radiesse are rare.
Preparations for Radiesse Treatment
Dr. Miranda may ask you to abstain from certain medications, supplements, and alcohol for a few days prior to your procedure in order to prepare for the treatment and avoid complications.
Patients are usually free to go home straight afterward without needing any sort of downtime or recovery. They should avoid sunlight, heat, and strenuous exercise for a time. Mild redness and swelling may occur after procedure but should go down in a few days at most.
The effects of Radiesse are visible immediately after the treatment, and more pronounced results appear within a week. Individuals report enjoying the results for up to a year or longer.
Ideal Radiesse Candidates
The typical users of Radiesse are 35 to 60 years old. Radiesse can be used by anyone but is not recommended for:
• People with allergies to any compound in the product
• People with a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis
• People with bleeding disorders
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
The majority of people who undertake Radiesse treatments find them to be highly effective. The cost of the Radiesse procedure is also relatively low compared to surgical procedures like facelifts.
Take the First Step Towards More Youthful Skin
If you are interested in getting back your youthful and gorgeous skin, get started by contacting our office and scheduling a Radiesse consultation. During a consultation, you will be able to ask questions and can learn more about the details of the procedure.
Set up an appointment for your informative consultation with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda – contact our office today.