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FDA approved Radiesse is a non-surgical treatment that can be performed as simple injection during an office visit.
Formation of lines and creases are a natural part of living and aging. As we age we loose collagen, muscle, and bone therefor our tissues begin to break down. Lines can also result from years of smiling, frowning, squinting, or smoking. These “marks of maturity” can be dramatically minimized by injecting Radiesse to the effected area.
Radiesse is a new generation of volumizing fillers. As it is injected it builds up the tissue of the face providing an immediate “lift,” while also having the benefit of long term effects.
Radiesse is made of very tiny smooth Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres. It is very similar to the constitution of teeth and bone. These microspheres form a lattice beneath the skin through which your own collagen begins to grow.
Radiesse can be used effectively as an alternative to surgery for facial countering. I use this to add counter and lift to the cheek bones, in the folds between the nose and mouth, (nasal labial folds)frown lines, and to create a more pronounced jaw line, or even an injectable chin implant. Radiesse in combination with Botox for the forehead and brow region can give an instant “face lift.” Most patients do not need anesthetic, and their is minimal discomfort with the injection as with any injection. Bruising or swelling may result, but typically there is minimal down time. Allowing you to comfortably return to normal activity after your injection.
Although everyone is different I find that Raidesse lasts up to a year. In experienced hands you should look better but not “over done.” My patients come back again, and again, and love the look and duration of this product. It is a dermal filler that I absolutely love working with!