Dr. Gregory Mesna is committed to providing the latest technology and most effective cosmetic treatments, so he is proud to offer RADIESSE® at our Minneapolis practice. This cutting-edge dermal filler not only boosts volume and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, but it also stimulates the production of collagen, providing long-lasting results that will leave you looking and feeling younger for up to a year after treatment. RADIESSE® is particularly effective in the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and can also improve definition in the chin and jawbone area. You can learn more about RADIESSE® and whether it is right for you during a personal consultation with Dr. Mesna.
How RADIESSE® Works
The body contains large amounts of collagen, an amino-acid made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Collagen connects tissues, and is also a vital component of healthy skin, giving it strength, flexibility, and resilience. However, as you age, your body produces less collagen. In turn, this leads to dry, thin, and more easily damaged skin that may begin to sag, creating wrinkles and diminished facial volume.
Like other dermal fillers, RADIESSE® is a smooth gel that is injected just under the surface of the skin. Unlike other fillers, however, RADIESSE® gel contains thousands of tiny calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) spheres. The gel immediately adds volume and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, while the calcium continues to work as your body absorbs the gel, encouraging the production of collagen. As the CaHA is metabolized, the increased collagen remains, keeping your skin smooth, firm, and younger-looking for more than a year after your injections.
What to Expect
During a consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic concerns and treatment goals, and Dr. Mesna will help you decide if RADIESSE® is the right option for you. The injections take only a few minutes to administer, and most patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment. Based on the treatment areas, Dr. Mesna will determine the precise amount of gel to use. After applying a soothing topical gel or local anesthetic, he will carefully inject the gel in one or more treatment areas.
The effects of RADIESSE® are immediate, and you will be able to go about your regular activities without any down time. Side effects are typically minimal and may include bruising, mild swelling, or skin irritation. Any discomfort can easily be managed with an ice pack and should go away within a day or two. Thanks to its advanced formula, RADIESSE® allows you to enjoy more radiant skin and a more youthful appearance for a year or more after treatment.
Call Mesna Plastic Surgery Today
If you are ready to achieve soft, lustrous, and more youthful skin, book a consultation with us today. In addition to RADIESSE®, we offer a range of injectable skin rejuvenation options, including Restylane®, JUVEDERM® , and Sculptra®. We can help you choose the best treatment for improved confidence in your appearance.