For many people, facial wrinkles start to appear in their early thirties, usually around the nose and the mouth. Such wrinkles, known as laugh lines, are undesirable as they make us look much older than we actually are. Besides, they give us a dull and tired appearance which can make us look rather unapproachable.
You may have tried a number of anti-wrinkle creams, but see little to no result. Or you may have considered going for a facelift, but the thought of going under the knife may be daunting. Fortunately, a minimally invasive treatment that can remove your facial wrinkles effectively is available. This treatment is known as Radiesse.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a type of dermal filler that is injected into the skin and fills up wrinkles from within to add volume to cheeks which look “sunken” and provide a smooth facial texture. It is meant especially for the nasolabial folds, which are the creases around the corners of your nose and extends to the corner of your mouth.
Made from small calcium microspheres which are suspended in a water-based gel, the ingredients of Radiesse are non-toxic, and since they are similar to the natural minerals found in our body, they do not cause any allergies.
Once Radiesse is injected into your skin, the gel and microspheres are absorbed by the body over time, and only natural collagen is left behind. This way, it promotes collagen production, thus preventing future wrinkles from appearing, apart from removing the wrinkles which have already developed.
Overall, Radiesse is a dermal filler that is FDA-approved, and is a highly sought-after treatment for wrinkles found in the corners of the mouth, the corners of the nose, the pre-jowl fold, and wrinkles on the chin. Some even use it on their hands.
What is the Procedure and Recovery Like?
The procedure for the Radiesse treatment is fairly simple. It takes about 15 minutes for one session and is performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that you can go home right after the procedure without having to stay at the clinic or hospital overnight.
It is critical that Radiesse injections are administered only by qualified and experienced providers. Your doctor will carefully inject the Radiesse solution inside the skin using a tiny needle in the concerned areas.
Once the procedure is completed, there is no downtime required and you can continue with your daily activities as usual. However, make sure you avoid strenuous activities and direct exposure to sunlight for a few days.
You can see the results immediately after the procedure, but the full results will be seen a week after the procedure. The results of Radiesse injections, for some patients, last up to two years, after which they must go for another session if they want to maintain the same result.
Am I A Suitable Candidate For Radiesse?
Usually, people who opt for Radiesse treatments are around the age of 35 to 60, as it is during these ages that the wrinkles develop and become most prominent. No two results are the same, so the changes you see on one person may not mirror the changes you’ll experience. You must have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about the Radiesse treatment, you can contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled cosmetic surgeon, Dr. JoAnne Lopes. With her guidance and careful attention to detail, she’ll help you achieve a youthful and beautiful look in no time at all.