Radiesse Mountain View
Radiesse® is a filler which creates a rejuvenating effect by adding volume to areas of the face that have become depleted or sagging from the aging process. Fillers are very useful in the earlier stages of aging and for patients who wish to postpone or not have a facelift. During your consultation at An Enhanced You, Dr. Lowen can determine which option is appropriate for you and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you meet your facial rejuvenation goals.
Radiesse® Treatment Information
Radiesse® injections are FDA-approved for facial soft tissue augmentation, in particular, the nasolabial folds. Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a glycerin gel, Radiesse® plumps up deep lines and augments deficient soft tissue contours. When placed against bone it becomes firm and can provide deep structure augmentation.
Radiesse® is recognized for its durability and versatility. The results of treatment last up to a year with a single treatment and with repeat interval treatments, patients typically see improvements that lasts for more than a year, and as long as eighteen months in some patients. Because it is developed from a natural substance, there is no skin test needed prior to treatment with Radiesse®, and no allergic reactions have been reported. It provides safe and effective facial contouring, and can be used to treat problem areas like the nasolabial folds, jaw line, and marionette lines around the mouth. Radiesse® can also be used to produce cheek augmentation and chin augmentation, creating a balanced and attractive appearance.
Radiesse® treatment is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure performed in the office. At our Mountain View center, patients can undergo this convenient treatment in as little as 30 minutes. Additionally, results are immediate. We usually see patients back between six weeks and four months for additional fill up to their ideal level. This makes the results even more long lasting. Although on-going treatment is needed at some interval, Radiesse is a cost-effective way to maintain a youthful appearance.
After Radiesse® treatment, patients may experience temporary swelling and redness, which typically subside in 24 to 36 hours. There may also be some discomfort and bruising. However, normal activities can be resumed immediately following treatment. The development of nodules under the skin which would require steroid treatment or surgical intervention is a potential, but extremely rare, complication of treatment with Radiesse® which we have never seen.