While age is just a number, no one wants to count fine lines and wrinkles. As the most apparent signs of aging, wrinkles can also bother younger people for many reasons including excessive sun exposure, pollution, unhealthy diet, genetics, certain medications, smoking and illnesses. 

Whatever the reason, wrinkles can add years to your life, making you look older than your actual age. However, with Radiesse, wrinkles are all set to be a thing of the past.

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a minimally invasive procedure that adds volume to wrinkles, making them disappear. It is a type of injectable gel-like dermal filler that restores volume, softens creases, and removes wrinkles. 

Radiesse is comprised of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite that effectively erases wrinkles on the face and hands. The injection in tandem with the skin’s natural protein – collagen – works to restore your youthful look. As calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that forms a natural constituent of teeth and bones, no allergy testing is necessary before injecting Radiesse. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres are suspended in a gel that are absorbed into the body gradually. For the initial three months following Radiesse treatment, the dermal filler plumps up the skin while eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. After three months, the microspheres work to stimulate collagen production which boosts new tissue development. 

The simple and safe procedure delivers amazing results that last for more than a year, making it a cost-effective option.

Which Wrinkles Does Radiesse Treat?

Radiesse is ideally suited for treating wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and nose. These lines typically run from the nose all the way to the upper lip corner, also known as nasolabial folds. The dermal filler also effectively treats wrinkles or fine lines that point down towards the chin from the corner of the mouth, called Marionette lines.

Am I A Candidate For Radiesse?

If you are between 35 and 60 years of age and are bothered about mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines, Radiesse is the right option for you. People who have prominent smile lines, frown lines, nasolabial folds, or Marionette lines are good candidates. Those suffering from facial wasting, vocal cord insufficiency, maxillofacial, or oral defects can also benefit from Radiesse treatment. 

For those experiencing severe wrinkles, your surgeon may advise on the right cosmetic procedure to fit your individual needs. Radiesse is effective for lip augmentation, cheek enhancement, and jaw and chin reshaping. If you’re looking to improve any of these areas, it’s a great treatment option for you.

The Procedure

Before the procedure, your surgeon will evaluate your facial skin to understand your concerns while taking photographs to assess the outcome. Your past and current medical history, medication history, allergies and expectations from the procedure will be discussed in detail.

The simple and quick outpatient procedure is performed using a local anesthetic in the outpatient office. The treatment is completed within 15 minutes, although the duration depends on the extent of wrinkles and areas treated. The doctor chooses injection points for the regions that need to be treated and applies an antiseptic and local anesthetic. The filler is injected below the skin. 

With no downtime, you will be able to view the results instantly while the full benefits are visible in a week’s time. You don’t have to worry about downtime for recovery or leave from work.

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Interested in learning more? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Mesna today!