Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler that treats facial skin creases and folds. It is especially effective for filling in nasolabial folds and frown lines. Unlike other dermal fillers that contain moisture-attracting acids, Radiesse is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite, tiny particles suspended in a gel compound. This unique filler adds volume to the subdermal layers and actually stimulates collagen production. It is a safe, FDA-approved treatment for those who are experiencing age-related skin wrinkling on the face and forehead. Because it works specifically to add volume, some individuals are better candidates than others. Before deciding on a cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedure, it is highly beneficial to learn more information about Radiesse®.
The Ideal Candidate for Radiesse® Injections
Mature adults who have moderate wrinkling around the nose, mouth, and on the forehead are the most suitable candidates for this treatment. Smile lines, crow’s feet, and forehead folds occur when the skin begins to thin, is less supported by the underlying tissue, and has begun to lose its ability to hold moisture. Gravity accelerates the problem if the folds are occurring on the forehead.
How Radiesse® Works
Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite particles that are suspended in a gel. When the gel is injected beneath the skin, the affected area immediately shows an increase in volume. The body reacts by producing more collagen, and the collagen fixes onto the particles in the gel.
As the collagen builds up, the skin begins to smooth, and the wrinkles become far less noticeable. If the wrinkle or crease was caused by an old injury or acne, the skin begins to appear thicker and more evenly toned in the affected area.
What Patients Can Expect
We first require a consultation to discuss all of your treatment options. Everyone is different, and depending on the severity of the skin damage, the amount of Radiesse® used in the procedure must be calculated to bring about the most desired result. However, if Radiesse is the method chosen to correct problem skin, the injection procedure may be performed on the same day.
There is no pre-treatment care required. The entire treatment session generally lasts less than 30 minutes. The results are long-lasting, and as collagen production increases, clients will see a definite improvement in about a month. The process is also repeatable at regular intervals. Radiesse is biocompatible, so clients do not need to undergo allergy testing prior to treatment.
Get the Facts About Radiesse®
The medical professionals at Metro Dermatology highly recommend this type of dermal filler treatment because there are virtually no possible side effects and no surgery is involved. To learn more about how Radiesse treatment can restore your youthful appearance and to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this popular cosmetic procedure, make an appointment at one of our offices. We have locations in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood, and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.