Today, more people are seeking ways to fight premature facial aging and, thankfully, we have options. Lines, creases, and wrinkles no longer need to have a prominent place on your face. Most patients want the convenience and favorable results of injectable fillers such as collagen or micro-fat injections, but nothing is as exciting and long-lasting as Radiesse.

Radiesse can be injected underneath unwanted lines and wrinkles, underneath facial creases and some scars creating a “filler” to give support to the overlaying skin in order to keep it smooth with fewer lines. The smallest of needles are used to place Radiesse along the wrinkle line. Radiesse successfully treats stubborn wrinkles such as the furrow between the eyebrows, as well as the nasal labial folds (the lines that can run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth). These troublesome areas previously could only be treated surgically with face or brow lifts. Radiesse effectively diminishes the vertical lines that can form around the lips and horizontal lines across the forehead.

The long-lasting results of Radiesse coupled with its hypoallergenic properties make it an especially appealing treatment to a large segment of the patient population. Made of calcium hydroxylapatite (which naturally occurs in the body) and suspended in a gel, Radiesse remains soft and natural feeling while results can last up to three years. Compare Radiesse with the typical results of collagen or micro-fat injections which last between three to six months and it is easily understood why so many patients prefer this filler over others.

The hydroxylapatite in Radiesse takes on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, ensuring that it remains soft and pliable in the skin. Meanwhile, unlike collagens and micro-fat injections, Radiesse is not readily resorbed by the body, allowing it to last much longer than other treatments. Radiesse is a great alternative for people who are allergic to collagen. Historically collagen has been a proven and effective treatment as well, however, it requires allergy tests several weeks before sessions and occasionally some patients may develop an allergy to it after several applications. Radiesse is hypoallergenic and rarely causes allergic reactions, making it an intelligent choice for people with hypersensitivies.

While Radiesse is a fairly new treatment, its main component — hydroxylapatite — has been used in medical procedures for decades, including dental implants, orthopedic surgeries and facial surgeries. While there are no real risks or complications associated with Radiesse, some people may experience minor and temporary swelling, redness or tenderness at the treatment site for a day or two.

With a treatment like Radiesse, you no longer have to contend with the unwelcome signs of premature aging. Lines, creases, and wrinkles can be smoothed out, creating a younger and more vibrant looking you.

Your next step is to call and make an appointment to determine if you are an ideal candidate for cosmetic injectable fillers. Our cosmetic consultant will be happy to schedule your first consultation.