Radiesse® is a dermal filler composed of Calcium Hydroxyapatite. After it is injected it simulates the production of natural collagen by the body. This creates volume that acts to improve the signs of aging. The product is slowly absorbed by the body over a period of time and can be reinjected at any point safely.
Radiesse comes in 1.5 cc and 0.8 cc. syringes offering the advantage of being able to tailor the injection and cost for each individual patient. The results last 12 to 18 months on average.
Due to the fact that the dermal filler market is oversaturated with a large variety of brands that offer very similar products with minimal differences that set each one apart, it can often be difficult for a lot of patients to determine which one is the ideal option to suit their specific needs. Radiesse is one of the leading brands on the market that formulates highly-quality, reliable, and long-lasting results to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, marionette lines, jowls, nasolabial lines, laugh lines, or any other superficial signs of aging. In fact, Dr. Gantous at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery highly recommends Radiesse as a workable and appropriate alternative to a surgical facelift procedure.
The following is a list of questions you should ask yourself before making a definitive decision.
What Are Radiesse Fillers?
Radiesse fillers are formulated out of ingredients, chemical compounds, and substances that are naturally produced by the body. It’s a hydrogel that’s injected directly into the specific part(s) of the face that require correction or smoothing out. The main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is naturally produced by the bones and teeth. Over time, the body slowly breaks down and absorbs this substance, which is why the skin loses its elasticity and youthful appearance as we age. It’s also the reason that Radiesse filler treatments are impermanent, albeit the fact that they are extremely long-lasting. Dermal fillers are a convenient, easy, and more affordable option for people who get squeamish or uneasy at the thought of enduring a surgical procedure like a facelift.
How Do Radiesse Fillers Work?
The procedure is relatively painless, simple, and quick, especially compared to a traditional surgical facelift. The solution is carefully injected just beneath the top layer of the skin and then the skin absorbs the liquid and integrates it into the chemical compounds that exist there naturally. Once this occurs, the hydrogel liquid immediately and noticeably restores the elasticity in the affected part of the skin and delivers a smoother and more youthful result.
What Areas Can Radiesse Treat?
Radiesse effectively treats all parts of the face and neck, and includes the following benefits:
- Lip Augmentation
- Smooth out marionette lines
- Smooth out nasolabial folds
- Smooth out smile and frown lines
- Reshape your chin and get rid of that undesirable turkey neck
- Perform bridge and nasal augmentation
- Perform cheek enhancement
- Facial Lipoatrophy
- Correct vocal cord issues
- Correct nasal obstructions
- Contour and reshape your jaw line
Are You a Good Candidate for a Radiesse Treatment?
One of the main reasons that a lot of prominent facial plastic surgeons in Toronto such as Dr. Gantous are huge advocates for a Radiesse filler treatment is because it provides patients with an excellent and effective alternative to undergoing surgical procedures. It also provides instantaneously noticeable results and it incorporates all-natural ingredients, making it the perfect alternative treatment option to enduring a facelift procedure.
Radiesse is a good choice for you if you’re uncomfortable with the notion of undergoing a non-compulsory surgical procedure. If you have embarrassing scars, depressions, or deep-seated wrinkles and are looking for a quick, easy, and highly effective solution, then it’s time to speak to an experienced facial plastic surgeon in Toronto, like Dr. Gantous, about a Radiesse treatment.
What’s the Recovery Period Like?
In most cases, dermal filler procedures typically only take about 15-20 minutes to complete and there’s virtually no recovery time. This means that you can usually have the procedure done immediately following your initial consultation and you won’t need to take any time off of work or school and you won’t have to refrain from engaging in your normal activities. However, it’s recommended that you avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medications and cease smoking approximately two weeks prior to the procedure as these are factors that can hinder proper healing and cause inflammation in the affected areas.
Are There Any Risks or Complications Involved?
There are no known medical or allergy-related risks associated with a Radiesse treatment and the procedure is usually free of any complications provided that the patient follows all preliminary and aftercare instructions precisely. Also, because of the fact that it’s comprised entirely of natural substances that the body produces on its own, there’s no chance of the body rejecting it or having adverse reactions. With that said, too many cases have been reported in which patients have allowed unlicensed individuals to inject them with dermal fillers in unsanitary and seedy underground environments. The problem with this practice is that these individuals have no experience and or professional training and the patients have no way of verifying what’s actually being injected into their bodies. For this reason some people have reported botched procedures or negative reactions from unlicensed injectables. Always make sure you consult a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to administer a Radiesse treatment.
How Much Does the Procedure Cost?
There are a number of factors that can determine the cost of facial injectables and fillers. Most people only require one injection or syringe, but if you request multiple injections, then this will inevitably increase the cost of the procedure. Differences in regional pricing and individual clinics can also affect the cost of the procedure, so make sure that you do your research well. Depending on the purpose of the procedure—if you’re doing it to correct an injury or effects of an illness—then it may either partially or completely be covered by your health insurance plan.
The first step toward eradicating all of the undesirable signs of ageing is to contact Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery and book a preliminary consultation with world renowned and board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andres Gantous. He has the experience and compassionate demeanour that’s necessary in helping patients revitalize their appearance and boost their self confidence as a direct result. Contact us today to book your initial consultation today and embark on an exciting journey to a new and improved you!