Formerly known as Radiance, Radiesse is an artificial dermal filling agent that is used to cure wrinkles, skin folds, and crow’s feet among other conditions. Radiesse is completely biocompatible and does not cause any harmful reaction with human tissues.

It is non-toxic and non-allergic and can be used in a variety of locations such as the lips, nose, cheeks, and areas that have scarring. Gaining incredible popularity and success for its long-lasting effects, the results produced by this filler are known to last up to a year and in some cases, even longer.

Should You Go for Radiesse

Patients going for Radiesse injections typically lie within the age group of 35 to 60 (certain patients might show signs of skin aging at an earlier age). Radiesse almost immediately shows an 80% improvement in facial features which lasts for months together.

Since Radiesse is temporary in nature, it breaks down and hence repeated treatment is called for over the years to maintain the effects. If you have concerns about injecting a foreign agent into your body (irrespective of the biocompatible and non-toxic nature of Radiesse) or are looking for surgical enhancements of a more permanent nature then you can look for alternate facial corrective solutions. Before using any kind of facial injection, it is vital to consult a skilled cosmetic medical professional beforehand.

An Overview of the Procedure

Radiesse is injected into specific areas of the face to improve one’s aesthetic appeal and promote a more youthful look. There is hardly any discomfort associated with the treatment and the patient barely feels anything. The procedure is extremely simple and does not take any more than 15 minutes to complete.

The process consists of injecting hydroxylapatite microspheres which are suspended in carboxymethylcellulose gel. Calcium and phosphate ions which are naturally occurring in the human body are the main components of calcium hydroxylapatite particles.

The suspending gel is composed of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen mixed with glycerin and sterile water. These microspheres form the supporting structures for thin tissues to grow and form
around them.

The microspheres thereby act as filling agents removing wrinkles and folding skin. Over the course of time, the gel is absorbed by the surrounding tissues and the microspheres are consumed by the body leaving behind structures and connections formed by newly formed tissue.

There are 3 basic steps to a successful Radiesse treatment which are mentioned below.

  • The first step involves identifying the target areas to administer the treatment.
  • Once the extent of the correction is determined, the doctor administering the treatment will decide on the proper dosage.
  • The final step involves injecting Radiesse exactly in between the dermis and subcutis skin layer.

You may experience some initial swelling after the treatment is completed, but this is a temporary occurrence and should subside within a few days. Within a week, you should notice the effects of the treatment taking hold. Over the course of time, it will continue to improve. You will look more youthful and vibrant.

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Radiesse is a great minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help you achieve a more youthful and beautiful look. Contact The Plastic Surgery Institute of Dayton to learn more about the Radiesse injectable and how it can benefit you.