Radiesse® is a is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth 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). Radiesse® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin.
How Does Radiesse® Work?
Aging skin loses natural support structures that keep skin supple and youthful. As the years go by, collagen and elastin diminish within the skin, and this can result in wrinkles and creases. Immediately, Radiesse® works to add volume under the skin. Over time, the benefits of Radiesse® continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long-lasting.
Are There Side Effects?
The most common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection.
Is Radiesse® Right For Me?
Results vary for each person but the benefits are proven to last up to one year with one treatment. You may want to re-touch at points to maintain an optimal improvement in your look. It’s important to discuss treatment and expectations with your healthcare provider. During a consultation, he will determine if Radiesse® is right for you, and how much product is appropriate to enhance your look.