If you have wrinkles or loss of plumpness on your hands or face, one of your options for achieving smoother, fuller looking skin is Radiesse.
How is Radiesse administered?
Radiesse is injected through a small needle into the treatment area.
What does Radiesse do?
Radiesse is not simply a filler. Radiesse also stimulates production of your body’s natural collagen, meaning that Radiesse helps your body to help itself to look younger. Radiesse can be used effectively on moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as your naso-labial fold.
Do Radiesse injections hurt?
Most of our patients do not find Radiesse treatments to be painful. Radiesse injections are mixed with lidocane, a local anaesthetic, so pain at the injection site is very minimal. After injection, it is common for the treated area to be slightly tender, swollen, and possibly red. You may experience subtle bruising as well, but most bruising can be covered with regular make-up. These effects will fade after a few days as your body adapts to its new, fuller shape. Meanwhile, cold compresses can help reduce those potential after affects.
How long does Radiesse last?
Eventually, the Radiesse breaks down and is washed away by your body’s natural functioning, but the collagen it helped to produce remains, leaving a longer-lasting youthful look for your face and hands. Most patients find that they still see positive effects from their Radiesse treatments for a few months.
If you are interested in learning more about Radiesse or other fillers, call our office today and book your free consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. The doctors at Dermatologic, Cosmetic, and Plastic Surgery will examine your skin, listen to your concern and desires, and help you decide on a course of treatments that will achieve your desired results, while fitting in with your lifestyle and budget.