What is Radiesse?
RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
How It Works
RADIESSE is a collagen stimulator. It stimulates the body’s process of generating collagen and encourages growth, for a more refreshed appearance, so beauty can bloom.
Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction and continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen for a long-lasting effect.
What To Expect At Your Appointment
One of our Physicians administers Radiesse in a series of injection sessions. On average, three treatment sessions are needed over a few months, but your doctor will tailor the sessions to suit your desired outcome. The natural looking results may last up to a year or more in many patients.
As with any injection, some pain is possible, but your physician may use a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort. You should not receive treatment if you have an active skin infection or skin inflammation near the planned injection site. Immediately after each treatment session, you may experience swelling. Swelling usually subsides within a few days, and the wrinkles will temporarily reappear as the gradual process of collagen replacement continues. You may begin to see progressive, visible results within the first few weeks after each treatment session.
What To Expect After Treatment
In the days following your treatments, keep a few things in mind for swift healing and optimum results.
1. Cold pack - A cold pack or ice pack will help reduce any common swelling. Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply a cloth-wrapped cold pack to the treated area for a few minutes at a time. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
2. Facial massage - Massage the treated area for five minutes five times a day for five days after treatment, as recommended by your physician.
3. Avoid sunlight - After treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness go away. Your doctor will provide guidelines on sunscreen protection and how to avoid excessive sunlight.
Remember, Radiesse works to provide immediate lift and restoration of lost volume and encourages stimulation of your natural collagen for long-lasting definition. To achieve full results, be sure to keep any follow-up appointments in your treatment series.
Call (832) 491-2852 today to book your complimentary consultation
with Dr. Nina Desai or Dr. Dhara Patel.