Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to add volume to the face. Radiesse is made from a synthetic version of calcium hydroxyapatite, a substance that is found in the bones naturally. Radiesse is a dense gel that is particularly well suited to correcting even the deeper folds and wrinkles in the face. This product is not designed for use within the lips, but may be used in the area around the lips.
Radiesse can be injected into moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in the face. It is commonly used in the nasolabial folds, the lines between the outer nose and the outer lips. It is also used to restore lost volume in HIV patients who have fat loss in the cheeks and lower face.
Radiesse works in 2 ways. First, it immediately fills in depressions to bring the skin up to the proper level. Over time, it will also stimulate the production of new collagen. The body will eventually absorb the Radiesse, but the natural collagen that it created will remain in place to deliver a long lasting correction.
Radiesse can last for a year or more. It could last for 18 months or even more if the treatment area is rarely in motion.
No, there is no downtime associated with Radiesse treatment. Patients can even have a treatment on their lunch hour and return to their regular day right away if they wish. There may be some mild redness and swelling for a couple of days after treatment, but this is quickly resolved for the majority of patients. If patients feel any minor discomfort, they can use ice packs or take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen for relief.
*Individual Results May Vary
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