Collagen Stimulating Cosmetic Filler
Radiesse® is an FDA approved cosmetic filler used in the treatment/correction of deep lines and wrinkles. It is the alternative to implant surgery, when injected into mid-face, cheekbones, hands, nose and chin to restore lost volume for a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Christine used Radiesse® for:
• Deep Laugh lines
• Deep Marionette Lines
• Cheek Augmentation
• Chin Augmentation
• Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping
How Does Radiesse® Work?
Radiesse® is made of tiny, smooth, calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres; the same material in our teeth and bones. These microspheres form a foundation and naturally stimulate your own collagen production in the treatment area. With sequential injections, long lasting volume is restored to face resulting in a natural and more youthful appearance.
Radiesse® and Other Fillers
There is a wide range of fillers that Dr. Christine utilizes in her practice. Her choice of filler depends entirely on the patient’s cosmetic objective, as well as the specific areas of concern to the patient. When dealing with deep folds or large areas requiring volume, Dr Christine prefers Radiesse® . It is the only filler that forms a foundation that naturally stimulates collagen production.
Dr. Christine usually combines fillers to create the “Stacking Effect”. It is where fillers like Radiesse® are injected to correct deep volume losses and fillers Restylane® or Perlane® are injected more superficially to create a more flawless appearance.
How long will Radiesse® Last?
Clinical results have shown that Radiesse can last up to a year or longer. Touch up treatments may be necessary to maintain desired correction.
What is hand Rejuvenation?
Hands are the most age telling feature we possess. Radiesse® makes it possible to re-plump and volumize the hands instantly returning them to a more youthful appearance. Dr. Christine Places the Radiesse® just below the skin level; elevating the surface to decrease vein and bone prominence. In under thirty minutes, Radiesse can restore your hands to for a soft and supple feel.
A few precautions should be taken before any injections. Avoid using aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements prior to treatment. These medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding a the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, Dr. Christine may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.
What Should I Expect After A Radiesse® Treatment: Radiesse® usually provides up to 80 percent improvement immediately after treatment. Radiesse® injection is a simple, outpatient procedure performed under a tropical local anesthetic.
There may be minimal swelling, which usually subsides in 24 to 36 hours and although infrequent; there may also be some discomfort and bruising. Any discomfort can be managed with medications. Normal activities can be resumed immediately; however, patients are advised to stay out of the sun.