Radiesse dermal filler is made of calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres suspended in a water-based (carboxymehtyle-dellulose) gel and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Calcium and phosphate ions, naturally occurring in our bodies, primarily make up the calcium hydroxylapatite particles. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon hydrogen and oxygen; as well as glycerin and sterile water. Thin connective tissue forms around the microspheres so that the microspheres act as dermal filler that remains permanently implanted at the site location.
Radiesse works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct and beautify facial features. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encourage collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look, setting a new standard in facial contouring and augmentation.
Radiesse has been clinically tested extensively for years with excellent safety and efficacy results. It has received CE mark certification, two FDA approvals and a number of FDA clearances. Radiesse is made from a biocompatible substance that is identical to what is naturally found in the body. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use.
Treatment with Radiesse is so simple and convenient; it can be performed during your lunch hour. You will see the results right away and these results may last up to a year or more for many patients. The long lasting effects of Radiesse can reduce the need for retreatment, which saves you time and money compared with other fillers.
Radiesse may be used in an array of treatments ideal for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face; without invasive surgery. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth and nose, enhances cheeks and fills certain scars.
Radiesse usually provides up to 80% improvement immediately after treatment; with effects fully evident within one week. Since Radiesse is temporary, treatments must be repeated over the years to maintain the benefit.
The Radiesse procedure is most often performed with local or topical anesthesia. Patients may experience minimal discomfort. The injection procedure takes about 15-20 minutes. Patients can return to regular activities but are advised to stay out of the sun.
There may be minimal swelling, which usually subsides in 24-36 hours; there may also be some discomfort and bruising. The discomfort can be managed with Tylenol.
A rare complication might be the appearance of nodules which would require steroid treatment or surgical intervention. Unmanageable pain or any symptoms that are progressive or abnormal should be reported to the doctor immediately.
There may be alternative treatment options, depending on your condition. There are minimally invasive procedures which include collagen injections, fat fillers or other dermal fillers. For severe signs of aging, surgical procedures may be more appropriate, such as a facelift. Your doctor may recommend additional treatments in conjunction with Radiesse, such as a skin care regime, chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing or microdermabrasion.
Radiesse is setting a new standard for cosmetic fillers. It uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliver soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. Unlike other dermal fillers, it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you will continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with Radiesse dermal filler may last up to a year or more.
Whether you desire to reverse the common signs of aging or need to address a more serious health issue, Radiesse provides a simple and natural alternative to invasive treatments. Developed with safety and longevity in mind, Radiesse offers superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without the risks and costs associated with surgery.
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