Tired of seeing moderate and harsh wrinkles on your face? It’s time to take control and regain the youthfulness of your skin. Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that just might be the answer to your problems.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermal filler that is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and hollow areas on the face.
The Radiesse injectable gel contains microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite. These microspheres form a framework that is designed to help fill in the folds of the face, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and provide a sculpted, contoured look.
The Radiesse gel functions on a process called collagenesis, where the gel stimulates the production of fresh elastin and collagen in your skin, thereby making your face fuller and your skin tighter. This in turn reduces the wrinkles and hollowness in your face.
When new elastin and collagen is produced in the face, the damaged and weak dermal cells begin to heal and are rejuvenated, further improving the texture and vitality of your skin.
Common Treatment Areas
Here are some of the common treatment areas for Radiesse:
• Jowl lines and pre-jowl folds
• Oral commissures
• Marionette lines
• Smile lines
• Chin wrinkles
• The nasolabial folds
• Depressed scars around the mouth, eyes, and nose
The procedure starts with a consultation with Dr. Gantous, where you will outline your expectations for the treatment. Dr. Gantous will then evaluate your skin and advise you on the extensiveness of the treatment.
Radiesse is not meant to be used by pregnant women and lactating mothers. If you belong to one of these groups, let the doctor know during your consultation. He will suggest a more suitable treatment for you.
Using Radiesse to Treat Facial Lines
The Radiesse treatment is an outpatient procedure that typically only takes up to fifteen minutes to complete. Dr. Gantous will first map out the areas of the skin where the Radiesse gel needs to be injected. He will then inject pre-decided quantities of the gel into the demarcated areas.
The entire treatment is extremely simple and is done without external anesthesia. This is predominantly because Radiesse comes mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that provides a numbing effect.
This minimally invasive technique is one of the most painless facial treatments available. Radiesse is extremely easy to administer and does not leave behind any uneven lumps of filler in the injection sites.
After Your Procedure
After your Radiesse treatment, you may notice slight redness, tenderness, and bruising in the areas of the face where the Radiesse injectable was injected; these will reduce in a few hours.
You will be asked to avoid using your facial muscles too much for a few hours after the treatment. If pain medication is required, it may be prescribed by Dr. Gantous. Patients can resume normal activities soon after treatment.
The Radiesse injectable offers wonderfully smooth skin and a nicely contoured face. Results last between nine and fifteen months, and patients may need to come for repeat treatments after the results dissipate.
Radiesse is extremely powerful when it comes to restoring suppleness and strength to the skin. The skin is tightened and age lines are reduced, giving you flawless skin.
Find Out More for Yourself
To learn more about Radiesse for yourself, speak with Dr. Andres Gantous, a well-respected facial plastic surgery specialist. Set up your appointment for a consultation by contacting our office.