Facial wrinkles and folds are some of the most common signs of aging, causing you to look older and tired. Radiesse is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to smooth out these lines and wrinkles. Unlike other dermal fillers, Radiesse is made of small calcium-based microspheres and stimulates the production of collagen in the skin for a younger looking appearance. With Radiesse, our skin care experts at Star Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the youthful, refreshed appearance you desire.
Who is a Candidate for Radiesse?
Radiesse can address a number of signs of aging, including:
- Smile lines/ nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Pre-jowl folds
- Chin wrinkles
Individuals who are experiencing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds can often benefit from filler. Patients who have severe allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are under the age of 18 should not receive Radiesse injections. A consultation with our skin care specialists can help to best determine if this treatment is right for your individual goals.
The Radiesse Procedure
Because Radiesse is mixed with lidocaine, the procedure is a comfortable experience. The microspheres in Radiesse help to provide immediate volume and correction, while stimulating the production of collagen in the body. Over time, the filler gel and microspheres will be absorbed by the body, leaving behind your natural collagen for long-lasting results. Most patients experience effects for up to a year or more. Radiesse treatment area quick, about 20 minutes, and are commonly done over the lunch hour.
Results from Radiesse can be seen immediately after injection, though collagen production will continue to occur for the following months. Patients pay experience bruising, redness, swelling, and tenderness in the injection sites, though these are often short-lived.
At Star Plastic Surgery, we only offer the best, most trusted fillers on the market. If you are interested in correcting smile lines for a younger-looking appearance, contact us today to learn more about Radiesse. We would be happy to schedule your complimentary consultation!