If you want a long-lasting solution for deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, including marionette lines and nasolabial folds, Radiesse™ may be a great solution. For the right patients, this popular dermal filler can rejuvenate your appearance in one convenient appointment.
At Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Paoli, PA, our team provides high-quality service and compassionate care to our patients. Dr. Christopher Hove can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with conservative, minimally-invasive non-surgical rejuvenation treatments.
Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Radiesse injections reduce signs of aging with small microspheres composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, which are suspended in a gel-like solution.
Apart from addressing marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and smile lines, Radiesse fillers can also treat frown lines, add volume to the cheeks or backs of the hands, augment the nose, reshape the chin, and contour the jawline. Patients with skin depressions or scarring can benefit from this treatment, as well as those who wish to enhance the shape and size of their lips.
Radiesse acts as a cosmetic filler for the initial three months following treatment. After approximately 90 days, the microspheres actually encourage natural collagen production, resulting in new tissue growth for up to two years. Eventually, the body will absorb the residual substance while collagen production continues, ultimately replacing the gel with your own natural tissue. As a result, the effects of Radiesse are typically longer-lasting than alternative dermal fillers.
Because calcium hydroxyapatite is found naturally in the body, patients do not require allergy testing prior to Radiesse injections.
Radiesse treatment can be performed in our office and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To numb the area, a topical anesthesia cream will be applied, followed by a local anesthesia injection.
We will then carefully inject the cosmetic filler under the skin in specific locations, beneath the dermis and subcutis layer. Patients will notice immediate results and can expect to see the full benefit of treatment after about one week.
Radiesse has been proven safe and effective in research and clinical trials. Because calcium hydroxyapatite is found naturally in the body, patients do not require allergy testing prior to Radiesse injections. For this reason, patients can often receive treatment on the same day as their initial consultation.
When compared to fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse can last up to four times longer, making it a more cost-effective solution. Although Radiesse has a higher upfront cost, it typically requires a single office visit. Alternatively, Restylane must be re-administered about every six months.
Radiesse is an excellent option for people who are experiencing mild to moderate signs of facial aging. Most patients considering this treatment are between the ages of 35 and 60.
Individuals who are experiencing more substantial signs of aging may be better suited for a cosmetic surgery procedure, such as a facelift. Before pursuing any cosmetic treatment, patients should be in good overall health. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hove will review your medical history with you in detail to make sure there are no contraindications to treatment.
There are several options for non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. In fact, choosing the one that is right for you can seem like an overwhelming process. To learn more about Radiesse and our other dermal fillers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove. He can discuss your options with you and determine a solution that will effectively meet your unique needs.
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