What Is Radiesse and How Does It Work?

Published on September 27, 2017
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Over time, many different methods have been invented to solve the problem of wrinkles. After years of testing and research, Radiesse has been identified as one of the simplest ways to tackle aging. Being a wrinkle filler, Radiesse plumps the skin. It usually concentrates on areas around the cheeks, nose, jawline, and lips. Contouring the areas that have lost shape, it fills in lines and deep wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are non-toxic substances that are injected into the skin at several depths. There are numerous filler options out there, and Radiesse is more of a facial volumizer than a typical wrinkle filler. It adds volume beneath the skin during the procedure while stimulating the body’s natural collagen over time. Thus, this procedure creates both immediate and long-term effects.

What Is Radiesse Made Up Of?

Radiesse is made up of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHa, microspheres suspended in a gel. It is comparable to the calcium found in bones and teeth, as they are very similar in nature. By instantly filling up the target area, the gel is absorbed by the body and leaves behind CaHa. This CaHa stimulates the development of fresh collagen and supports the skin’s deteriorated structure. Over time, these CaHa particles entirely metabolize while new collagen protein takes their place in the skin tissues.

Why Pick Radiesse?

Before indulging in any beauty-related procedures, people look into their safety. As far as Radiesse is concerned, the procedure is FDA approved and is considered completely safe for the skin. Injection-related pain is also minimal as lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic, is used for the procedure. Therefore pain is never an issue.

The treatment is known to be fast and can save patients time and money. It usually takes between 15 and 40 minutes to complete but can vary depending on the situation. It is also long-lasting; in several patients, it is clinically verified to last longer than a full year. One of the chief reasons why people choose Radiesse is its great patient satisfaction. Since it is one of the easiest and quickest methods to smooth out wrinkles, it is a consistent crowd-pleaser.

The treatment generally doesn’t have any adverse side-effects, though temporary redness and tenderness of the skin may result from it.

What Are the Results Like?

The results usually vary from person to person. In general, customer satisfaction is high after this procedure. From a dramatic change in appearance to a mild impact, the procedure results vary according to the case. The most obvious change is more volume in the area of injection, lending the face a more youthful appearance.

Who Is Radiesse For?

The treatment works on every skin type and color. It’s an excellent choice for anyone with facial lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers should be avoided by women who are pregnant or lactating, as well as individuals who have recently used blood thinners. It is recommended that people with bleeding disorders also stay away from the fillers.

Learning More About Radiesse

At Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, we provide a wide variety of treatments and procedures to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about Radiesse or any of our other treatments, contact us today and schedule a consultation.

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