The most recent advances in facial rejuvenation have shifted away from simply removing sagging skin and wrinkles. The contemporary approach now focuses on restoring facial volume and the youthful facial contours, which are lost due to the age-related thinning of the facial bones, facial muscles and even facial fat. This loss of tissue or "facial atrophy" that occurs with aging effectively diminishes the structures which serve as our skin's scaffolding, and results in exaggerated sagging and wrinkling of the face. This is especially noticeable at the temples, lower cheeks, eyelids and nasolabial folds (smile lines). Even the corners of the mouth tend to droop with age. Overactive facial muscles can further exaggerate wrinkles by etching the overlying skin through repeated creasing.
The state-of-the-art approach to rejuvenation of the face consists more and more of an attempt to restore facial volume and contour, to emulate youthful facial features. Youthful contours can be restored non-surgically through the expert use of fillers and BOTOX® or Dysport®. These can be administered in specific areas to create local correction of contours, or can be used together to create a "liquid facelift." All of these procedures can be completed in less than thirty minutes, are relatively painless and result in little to no downtime.
Upon injection, Radiesse® volumizing filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging, like wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® acts as a scaffold underneath the skin, providing structure and stimulating the patient's natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of Radiesse® to last a year or more in many patients, with natural looking results.
Radiesse® is comprised of calcium-based microspheres in a gel and it is mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to reduce injection discomfort, so the procedure is relatively painless. No additional pain-relieving topicals are needed. This makes your treatment quick and painless.
- Non-surgical treatment
- Quick, 20-minute lunch time procedure
- No additional anesthetic required
- Immediate visible results
- Minimal discomfort and little downtime
- Results lasts up to 1 year or more
After your Radiesse® treatment there may be swelling or redness at the injection spots that will subside in a few days. Ice compresses are applied immediately following injections to help reduce the amount of swelling. Avoid excessive sun exposure as it may increase swellling. You should avoid sudden movements in the enhanced area as to not disturb the gel injection.
Radiesse® is FDA approved to safely correct wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, including nasolabial folds.