What is Radiesse?
Patients of the Los Feliz MedSpa in Los Angeles, CA turn to Radiesse if they want a long lasting youthful lift without the difficulty of undergoing actual surgery. Radiesse is one of the safest dermal fillers that are used in cosmetic medicine to restore the patient’s natural, younger self by eliminating moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles with a single injection. Radiesse is able to immediately restore volume and stimulate the natural production of collagen to produce longer-lasting and better-looking results that are sure to satisfy every patient’s needs.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that are suspended in a hydrated gel matrix. When this dermal filler is injected into the skin, it immediately boosts the volume of the underlying structures, essentially acting like a scaffold, to smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines. Almost instantaneously, Radiesse stimulates the production of the body’s natural collagen to create a prolonged effect that leaves the skin wrinkle free, smooth, and vibrant looking. Overtime, the gel matrix will be assimilated, and the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres will be metabolized after that, leaving the patient’s own collagen to provide natural support for the skin. Many patients prefer this natural stimulation compared to other, more artificial means of wrinkle reduction, which makes Radiesse a great option for wrinkle treatment.
What areas of my face can be treated with Radiesse?
Generally, Radiesse is used to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the:
- Nasolabial folds, or the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth;
- Marionette lines, or the lines of extending downwards from the corners of the patient’s mouth;
- Corners of the mouth that have been known to gradually turn downwards with age;
- Chin wrinkles that conform horizontally as a result of the loss of facial volume
- Jowls on either side of the chin that may exhibit sagging skin as the patient ages
How soon can I expect results?
Radiesse is one of the fastest working dermal fillers on the market and is able to produce results immediately after the procedure. It gives the indicated areas the necessary lift and volume that they need to alter the visible signs of aging.
How long will the results last?
The effects of Radiesse are expected to last for at least a year for most patients, even more for some. This ensures that the patient is getting the absolute best value from each treatment session, with touch up procedures accessible at any time after the initial treatment.