RADIESSE is a dermal filler that is used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).
Who should not use RADIESSE
- if you have an allergy to any component of the product,
- if you have a history of severe allergies
- if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- if you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it.
- If you have a skin infection. Once skin infection is healed completely, you may proceed with Radiesse.
Radiesse - How can it help create a more youthful appearance
It’s the first and only FDA-approved CaHA portfolio that provides immediate contouring plus stimulation of collagen and elastin production.
There are two important components in how the skin changes over time are collagen and elastin, because they help keep facial lines and wrinkles at bay. Collagen and elastin both contribute to the skin’s strength and elasticity. Unfortunately, aging and environmental factors (think sun damage) make it harder for your body to produce these components. Reduced amounts of collagen and elastin can cause facial skin to wrinkle and sag, stealing from your youthful appearance.
- Upon injection, Radiesse provides improvement
The CaHA particles then integrate into your skin and create a “scaffold” that stimulates production of collagen and elastin.
- The gel carrier breaks down, a firm network of collagen fibers forms
Formed collagen and elastin replaces the correction provided by the gel carrier, smoothing lines and promoting renewed skin structure.
Treatment Areas (Lower Face and Jaw Line)
- Smile Lines
- Deep smile lines, called nasolabial folds can give your face a tired and aged expression.
- Upper/Lower Cheeks
- The lines across your chin can distract from your smile and make you look older.
- Marionette Lines
- Lines under your mouth can make you look like you’re scowling, even when you’re not.
- Pre-jowl Folds
- The areas on either side of the chin can look hollow as volume loss causes the skin to sag along your jawline and create folds.
- Chin Wrinkles
- The lines across your chin can distract from your smile and make you look older
Before your treatment it is recommended to:
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, Motrin, gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, fatty acids, niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruits), spicy foods, or cigarettes for 24 hours before your treatment. This is to reduce the incidence of bruising after these procedures.
What to expect after treatment
After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days.
Will the Radiesse process be painful?
The procedure itself will not hurt in most cases. While it does require the use of a thin needle, there is a pain-reducing component known as lidocaine that can help relieve any pain one might feel during the procedure. We can also go over other pain relief options following the procedure.
In some cases, patients may experience some soreness in the areas of the face following the procedure. However, the soreness will dissipate fairly quickly and we can recommend certain medications to help relieve any discomfort.
How long will the process take?
The amount of time a Radiesse treatment session takes will depend on the individual, the amount of Radiesse we are using and the areas of the face we are treating. In many cases, the entire appointment will only take 30-40 minutes and the patient can return to their daily routine immediately after.
When will I start to see results?
Patients will begin to see a difference after the procedure and continue to see improvement over the next several days.
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