What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a volumizing dermal filler that improves the appearance of aging in many areas of the face and body. It is made synthetically from calcium hydroxyapatite, a substance that naturally occurs within your body. It contains no animal-derived ingredients, so there is no risk of allergic reaction.
A little Radiesse goes a long way, as Dr. Downie uses it to artistically address facial sagging, aging hands, "marionette lines," smile lines, chin wrinkles, sunken temples, and the corners of the mouth – on both men and women. It is not recommended for very thin-skinned areas of the face, such as under the eyes or to augment the lips, because of the thickness of the Radiesse substance. Fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm are more appropriate for those areas. Dr. Downie will create a customized program using various injectables together, in order to create the perfect, most effective combination for your rejuvenation.
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Treatment begins with application of a locally-applied numbing agent to ensure your wellbeing during injections. Radiesse is combined with lidocaine to provide extra comfort, even though the procedure is not considered painful (the injections may pinch a little). A Radiesse session takes less than a half an hour overall, depending on the number of syringes used and the area being treated. You may have some minor, temporary bruising at the injection sites, easily disguised with makeup.
Once injected, the results of Radiesse are seen immediately. It also stimulates your body to produce more natural collagen. You may expect the improvement you experience with Radiesse to last approximately eight to nine months, depending on the area that was done and the amount injected.
If you are considering dermal filler treatments, call Dr. Downie today to find out how Radiesse can bring back your youthful appearance!