Radiesse, is a soft tissue injectable filler able to improve the obvious signs of aging and restore a healthy, vital appearance.
Radiesse, formerly known as Radiance, may be used on many wrinkles, including smile lines or nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles at the corners of the mouth. The procedure may also be used for facial shaping and contouring for cheek augmentation, non-surgical rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation. Radiesse is made up of tiny smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which form a scaffold of sorts on which the body’s own collagen can grow. Treatment results in an immediate plumping of the skin during the first three months, along with extended correction for up to twelve to twenty-four months as new tissue regenerates. Good candidates for Radiesse injections include men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of aging on the facial skin. Patients should also be physically healthy and have realistic expectations.
Radiesse treatment is often performed in the Williams Rejuva Center and can take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to complete. A local or topical anesthetic may be used, after which the Radiesse is injected beneath the skin using a very fine needle. After the procedure, some minor inflammation and swelling can occur, though this usually clears up within two to four days. Patients may also experience some temporary mild discomfort or tenderness. Most patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities.
Patients can typically expect the results of Radiesse to last up to one year. Occasional touch-ups can be performed as needed. The potential side effects associated with Radiesse tend to be minor and may include swelling, redness, edema, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness. When used in the lips, lumpiness may occur.
Radiesse – Hands
Radiesse is made up of tiny smooth calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres which form a scaffold on which the body’s own collagen can grow. Treatment to thin hands with accentuated veins, results in an immediate plumping of the skin during the first three months, along with extended correction for one to two years as new tissue regenerates. Good candidates for Radiesse injections of the hands include men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of aging hands. Patients should also be physically healthy and have realistic expectations.
Radiesse treatment of the hands takes about an hour to complete. A local and/or topical anesthetic may be used, after which the Radiesse is injected beneath the skin using a very fine needle. After the procedure, some minor inflammation and swelling can occur, though this usually clears up within two to four days. Patients may also experience some temporary mild discomfort and/or tenderness. Most patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities.
Radiesse is able to improve the obvious signs of aging to the hands and restore a healthy youthful appearance. Results from Radiesse treatments of the hands may require occasional touch-ups and these can be performed as needed. The potential side effects associated with Radiesse tend to be minor and may include side effects like swelling, redness, edema, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness.
Radiesse – Non-Surgical Nose Job
Rhinoplasty without surgery! A new way to change the shape of your nose without surgery is by using Radiesse. You may have heard it being called “The 15 minute “Nose Job”, Non-Surgical Nose Job, or Non-surgical Nose Reshaping”. An evaluation would be needed to determine if you would be a candidate for this procedure.
Developed with safety, durability, and longevity in mind, Radiesse is a dermal filler made with very tiny, smooth calcium hydoxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. The calcium hydoxylapatite microspheres create a scaffolding effect for which your own body’s collagen grows, producing a desired long-term effect. Radiesse has been in use for many years without adverse effects and does not require allergy testing.
When you inject Radiesse into the areas above, below or to the sides of a bump or hump in the nose, you can reshape the nose to a more pleasing look. The consistency of Radiesse easily replicates the feel of nasal tissue.
Radiesse used in the nasal area lasts about a year and a half in most instances; however, individual results may vary depending on lifestyle, age and muscle activity. Treatment sites may be swollen for several days. There is also potential for bruising at the injection site, which may be covered with makeup.
This application of Radiesse to the nose would be considered off-label. Radiesse is also FDA approved for the cosmetic correction of nasolabial folds.
Radiesse – Midface
As we age it is common to experience volume loss in the upper face. This loss may not only affect the cheek area, but the lower face and even jowl area.
Radiesse can be used to enhance the malar fat pad area and cheeks. By augmenting these areas, volume is restored and the whole face gets a dramatic lift.
A simple in office procedure performed by Dr. Williams, minimal swelling can occur, which usually subsides in twenty-four to thirty-six hours. There may also be some discomfort and bruising. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
Radiesse – Scar
Radiesse is a longer lasting cosmetic dermal filler made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite. Radiesse can be used to fill in and reduce the appearance of scars. Results of this cosmetic enhancement are fully evident within one week. Radiesse can last one year or more; touchups may be necessary throughout this time period. Allergy testing prior to treatment is not needed because Calcium Hydroxylapatite is found naturally in your body. The Calcium based microspheres are suspended in a clear gel that is injected into the scar through a safe and minimally invasive procedure. The Radiesse is placed under the dermis and subcutis layers of the skin where it is able to stimulate the growth of new collagen.
Radiesse – Marionette Lines
Radiesse is the filler of choice for marionette lines. Radiesse restores lost volume in this area and can smooth out the jaw line. The procedure involves injecting a compound of calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Calcium and phosphate ions, naturally occurring in our bodies, primarily make up the calcium hydroxyl apatite particles. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as well as glycerin and sterile water. Thin connective tissue forms around the microspheres so that the micro spheres act as a filler that remains implanted at the site location.
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