The body loses its natural collagen supply gradually over the years, and this results in facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. The lack of volume can make you look old before your time, so it’s natural to want to restore that lost volume. Radiesse is a dermal filler that is designed to restore the lost volume, and it can also be used to add contour for facial enhancement.
What is Radiesse Made From?
Radiesse is unique among dermal fillers because it’s made from calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water based gel. Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which replicates the body’s own hyaluronic acid and collagen. Radiesse is closer to the minerals that compose the bones, so it may have extra staying power when compared to hyaluronic acid fillers. Just as with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Radiesse is absorbed naturally by the body over time.
Areas For Radiesse
Radiesse can be used in several different areas. It’s particularly useful for the correction of nasolabial folds (the folds on either side of the nose) and marionette lines (the lines going down from the edges of the mouth.) Radiesse also works well for depressed scars, for example acne scars.
What to Expect After Treatment
Radiesse takes effect right away, so you’ll see an immediate reduction in wrinkles in the treated areas. A small amount of swelling and redness is normal, but this will abate within a day or two. No downtime is required, so you can return to your usual activities whenver you wish after the appointment. Most patients just need one or two treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. Dr. Lee can recommend the treatment plan that will work best for your specific goals and needs. Radiesse will generally last for 15 months or longer, and you simply need to schedule another treatment before the product dissipates to maintain your appearance.