What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is one of the longest lasting, natural collagen producing treatments on the market. Ideal for filling in those unwanted deep wrinkles and fine lines on the face, Radiesse additionally encourages and increases the natural production of collagen in your skin to ensure a supple, youthful appearance for up to a year! You will see results right away, and will continue to see continual improvements as treatment works with your own body to turn back the hands of time and fight the effects of aging and gravity.
What does Radiesse treat?
Radiesse is most ideal for treating the damage of deep facial creases and scarring. FDA approved, Radiesse is also one of the most effective reparative fillers for facial lipoatrophy; a side-effect of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) because of its ability to effectively and naturally augment the cheeks, chin and other afflicted areas of the face.
Radiesse is injected beneath the surface of the skin with an ultrafine needle followed by a topical anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort the patient may experience. Because Radiesse is biocompatible you don't have to wait for the results of allergy testing; the day you come for your consultation is the day you can be treated as well.
How long do Results last?
Results appear immediately after treatment. However, over the next few days and weeks increased improvements will be noticeable due to the natural stimulation and production of collagen in the injected area. In total, results should last about a year before follow-up treatments are needed.
Possible Side Effects
Swelling or bruising at the site of injection can sometimes occur as a result of using Radiesse, but typically these side effects go away within a couple of days. As with any injection there is the risk of infection. Blood thinners or other medication can increase the possibility of bleeding at the site of injection so it is important to let you doctor know prior before your treatment about any medication you may be taking. In some rare cases nodules have been reported to form under the skin.