Everything You Need to Know About Radiesse Fillers

Are you looking for a way to smooth out the wrinkles and folds on your face? A tested and proven option to plump up your skin is Radiesse. Are you wondering how this popular dermal filler can help make you look younger? Read on to learn everything you need to know about Radiesse.


What Is It


Radiesse is an FDA-approved synthetic injectable dermal filler. It can augment your body's natural supply of collagen, a protein responsible for skin elasticity. Radiesse is made of spherical microparticles of calcium hydroxylapatite contained in a biocompatible gel. Since it's composed of the same minerals found in your bones, there's minimal risk of allergic reaction. 


How Does It Work


When your doctor injects Radiesse fillers, the microspheres set off your body's collagen production. This process smooths the signs of aging on your skin. These include the marionette lines, which are fine lines that start from the corners of your mouth and continue down to your chin and jawline. Your doctor may also use Radiesse on other areas of your body. These include the nasolabial folds, lips, depressed scars, and oral commissures. 


What Happens During Treatment


Your doctor will administer Radiesse during an outpatient treatment session. They will carefully inject the fillers into your peri-oral lines or any specific area of concern. You may experience some pinching at the treated area, but there's typically little to no discomfort associated with Radiesse. You may go home shortly after your treatment, as the process lasts no longer than 15 minutes, and return to your normal routine without downtime for recovery. Some bruising, swelling, or tenderness on the injection sites may be noticeable, but they should subside before you know it. Additionally, you will have to avoid sunlight exposure and minimize any strenuous activities for a period. 


Who Can Benefit From Radiesse Fillers


Both men and women alike, regardless of skin type or tone, can benefit from Radiesse fillers. Usually, though, this type of cosmetic treatment is recommended for those who have thicker skin and struggle with more prominent folds and lines. It's also an excellent option for people who have moderate volume loss across their cheeks. If you've had dermal fillers before, Radiesse could be a great alternative, too. 


Nevertheless, like other types of treatments, Radiesse fillers are not suitable for pregnant or nursing women. You also have to discuss with your doctor if you have a bleeding disorder or are taking any blood-thinning medications. 


What Results Can You Expect


One of the advantages of Radiesse fillers is you can see your new look right away. Swelling is minimal if observed at all. Radiesse is also a hydroxylapatite-based gel. This means that the wrinkle correction will continue to improve. This is possible because of the new, strong collagen strands that form around the microspheres. Each patient is unique and will have different metabolic rates. But on average, Radiesse may last up to a year or two. You may maintain your desired results by setting another treatment session at the 18th-month mark. 


Are you wondering if Radiesse fillers are right for you? Call Aron Kressel, MD, in New York, New York, today at (212) 772-6968 to schedule your initial consultation. 

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