Over time, our faces begin to show signs of aging, often in the form of folds, lines, and wrinkles. For those unhappy with these changes, cosmetic injectables can provide beautiful correction of such concerns to maintain a more youthful appearance. Virginia Eye Consultants offers a variety of injectable fillers to help diminish these signs of aging, with one of the longest lasting being RADIESSE®.
RADIESSE® is FDA-approved to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds of the face. The innovative gel formula contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which naturally occurs in the body and, therefore, holds little risk of allergic reaction. In addition to the temporary plumping effect that RADIESSE® provides, the solution stimulates your body’s collagen production, allowing for longer lasting results even after the injectable is naturally absorbed by the body.
The RADIESSE® Procedure
When you come in for your treatment session, your doctor will utilize a fine needle to inject RADIESSE® into the target areas. As this takes effect, the formula fills the unwanted lines and wrinkles, smoothing the area for a more even complexion. The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, though this may vary based on the extent of your needs. Should you be interested, you can opt to receive a local anesthetic to help numb the area prior to injection.
What to Expect in Recovery
Following your RADIESSE® procedure, there is typically little to no downtime necessary, and you can return to your normal schedule soon after. It is normal to experience slight swelling, redness, or tenderness for the first couple days. If this persists, or you have any concerns about your recovery, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Many patients will achieve optimal results after only one injectable session with RADIESSE®. During your follow-up appointment, this will be discussed, and whether you wish to undergo further treatment sessions will be determined. Results tend to last about a year or more for most patients. You can choose to undergo touch-up sessions in the future to maintain your positive results.
Contact Virginia Eye Consultants
To learn more about RADIESSE®, and whether it is the right solution for your cosmetic concerns, please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment.