Radiesse: A Dermal Filler That Goes the Distance
- Posted on: Feb 20 2016
Anyone who struggles with lines around the nose and mouth may want to consider one the very best dermal fillers for the job: Radiesse. This long-lasting filler is especially effective for facial lines, with the following areas being the most popular treatment areas.
• Nasolabial Folds: The folds running from the edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth
• Marionette Lines: The lines going from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin
• Areas of volume loss such as the cheeks
What is Radiesse Made From?
Radiesse is a unique facial filler due to its composition. While most of today’s popular dermal fillers are made primarily of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres. These microspheres are distributed in a carrier gel created primarily of water. Calcium hydroxyapatite will gradually be absorbed harmlessly into the body over time. The substance is very similar in composition to the bones in the body, which means that the body accepts Radiesse with no problems.
How Do Radiesse Treatments Work?
Radiesse treatments are done on an out-patient basis and take only about 15 minutes. The doctor will use an ultra slender needle to deliver the product to the target areas. Patients remain awake for the full procedure, and in fact only local anesthetic in the treatment area is used. Due to the anesthetic, most patients experience very little pain or discomfort during Radiesse injections. After the treatment, patients generally have very few restrictions and can go back to their regular routine right away.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
Radiesse is among the longest-lasting of all dermal fillers on the market today. Most patients enjoy results for anywhere from one year to a year and a half. To get the ultimate effect from Radiesse treatments, the doctor may recommend follow-up treatments at one-year intervals. Radiesse makes it easy to create a natural-looking result that can be maintained for an extended period of time.
If you’re looking for a facial filler that can go the distance, call us to set up a consultation to discuss Radiesse treatment today!
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