Look Younger with Radiesse
As you grow older, your skin’s natural collagen breaks down, diminishing its flexibility, strength and volume. This breakdown of collagen results in wrinkles and skin laxity, making you appear older.
Luckily, your skin’s youthful appearance can now be restored by Radiesse.
Radiesse wrinkle filler instantly restores volume and stimulates natural collagen production, making your skin appear healthy and youthful. Radiesse offers immediate and long-lasting results.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable facial filler that contains microspeheres of Calcium Hydoxylapatite in a water based gel carrier. Calcium Hydoxylapatite is a natural, biodegradable material identical in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bones. Calcium Hydoxylapatite has a history of safe use in otology (ears), laryngeal (vocal chords), and dental and orthopedic applications.
What is Radiesse used for?
Radiesse can be used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including smile lines – lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and marionette lines – lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth. Radiesse can also be used to restore volume to the corners of the mouth and lift the area on either side of the chin where jowls form.
Is Radiesse right for me?
Radiesse candidates are typically between 35 and 60 years old, according to yourplasticsurgeryguide.com. You should receive Radiesse injections only if you are seeking long-term results.
How is Radiesse injected?
Radiesse is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle.
How long does the procedure take?
Radiesse injections take less than 15 minutes to complete, according to dermanetwork.org.
How long do the results last?
According to the Radiesse Web site, results lasted up to six months in a clinical study.
How many treatments are required?
Significant changes can typically be seen after a single session, but a touch-up may be required to help maintain the desired look. Without any touch-ups, your skin will gradually return to its condition prior to treatment.
Do Radiesse injections hurt?
Like all injections, Radiesse wrinkle filler may hurt. However, Radiesse can now be mixed with an anaesthetic called lidocaine prior to injection, which was proven by a recent clinical study to significantly reduce pain during treatment.
What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Immediately after treatment, bruising or swelling may occur. These symptoms are usually mild and go away in a short period of time. After treatment, an ice pack may be applied to reduce swelling. As with any other injection, there is a risk of infection. However, no infections have been reported in the clinical study of Radiesse.
What should I expect after receiving Radiesse injections?
For approximately 24 hours, you should avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area, avoid extreme heat or sun exposure, and refrain from applying makeup. Most patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately after receiving Radiesse injections.
How much do Radiesse injections cost?
The average cost per syringe of Radiesse is between $650 and $800, according to dermanetwork.org. Treatment can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars and depends on the number of areas being treated and the amount of filler material required.
Where can I receive Radiesse injections?
To find a provider near you, visit the Radiesse Web site.
◊ August 2010
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