What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is an injectable filler that will add volume to your skin, erase your wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. This is an excellent treatment option for adult patients who would like to make subtle changes to their appearance without having an invasive surgery carried out. Not only are the results immediate, but they also last much longer than many of the other leading fillers.
Two-Stage Dermal Fillers
One of the reasons why Radiesse® is so popular is because it produces amazing results in two distinct stages. This particular filler is made of calcium hydroxyapatite spheres suspended in a water-based gel. The spheres immediately add volume to the patient’s face to improve their skin’s tone and texture while reducing the visibility of wrinkles.
Within a few weeks of the first treatment session, Radiesse® also stimulates the production of additional collagen. Collagen is a natural protein that keeps skin firm and supple as we grow older. When an individual hits a certain age, however, their body will begin to produce much less collagen. Radiesse® creates long-term results because it forces the patient’s body to produce additional natural proteins.
Benefits of Radiesse®
Radiesse® is quick, effective and convenient. Most sessions can be carried out in just 15 or 20 minutes, depending on the number of areas that are going to be treated. Since this dermal filler has a natural composition, there is little risk of an allergic reaction. Dermal fillers are also an excellent alternative for patients who would like to avoid some of the negative side effects of invasive procedures, such as facelifts. The risks associated with Radiesse® are very minimal.
Getting Ready for Radiesse®
Preparing for your injections is quite easy when compared to invasive procedures. During the consultation with our medical professional, you will be given a full list of steps you must take on the day of your treatment. This includes keeping your face clean and removing any beauty products.
After Your Injections
Patients only need to follow a few simple guidelines to prevent any unwanted side effects. This includes keeping your face as clean as possible and avoiding makeup for at least the rest of the day. You should also avoid the sun as much as possible for one full day and continue to wear sunscreen to prevent further skin damage. Other than that, patients are free to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Is Radiesse® Right for You?
At the Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Novi, we offer a variety of dermal filler treatments, including Radiesse®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about which injectable is best for you.