Radiesse® is a popular dermal filler that can soften deep facial lines, eradicate wrinkles and fill out sunken skin. Not only does this injectable produce almost immediate results, but the changes to your appearance could last for up to two years. After your skin loses its volume and the wrinkles become apparent once again, you can simply schedule a follow-up appointment to maintain the results.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Unlike other injectables which interact with a patient’s facial muscles, dermal fillers are injected directly into the outer layers of one’s skin. Radiesse® itself is made from microscopic calcium-based spheres suspended in a water-based gel. Since your body naturally produces all of the substances found in Radiesse®, there is almost no chance of having an allergic reaction.
After the injections have been carried out, the skin near the treatment sites will begin absorbing the microspheres. This forces the body to overproduce vital proteins, such as collagen. Within just days of your first injections, your skin will become much firmer as the wrinkles slowly fade away.
Treating Minor Cosmetic Issues
Radiesse® has been approved by the FDA to treat cosmetic issues throughout the body, but most patients use this injectable to address facial issues, such as smile lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles and sunken cheeks. This dermal filler is an excellent alternative to invasive treatments, such as chin implants and facelifts. While the results are not as dramatic, patients do not need to worry about a lengthy downtime.
From start to finish, each treatment session takes anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes, depending on how many injections are needed. Most patients experience no side effects.
The Benefits of Radiesse®
Most patients choose Radiesse® over other dermal fillers because of the long-lasting results. Unlike other injectables which might only last for six months, some patients enjoy the results of their Radiesse® injections for nearly two years. This treatment is also a great option for patients who have experienced allergic reactions from other cosmetic treatments.
Is Radiesse® Right for Me?
Most healthy adults between the ages of 30 and 60 make excellent candidates for Radiesse®. If you would like to learn more about this particular type of dermal filler, then you should schedule a consultation at Grossman Dermatology, with offices in Santa Monica and New York City. During your initial consultation, you and our specialist can go over all of the details of Radiesse® to see if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to book your appointment.