How Does Radiesse Work?
Radiesse is a minimally invasive procedure. The RN will inject Radiesse beneath the dermis and subcutis layers of skin in one or more injection sites. There, the connective tissue forms around the solution, creating permanent filler. Depending on the extent of your condition, the injections usually take less than 15 minutes to perform.
For the first three months after your injections, Radiesse works as a filler, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin. Immediately following treatment, you will notice an 80% improvement in your appearance, if not more. After the initial three months, Radiesse begins to stimulate collagen growth in the affected areas creating extended results. Compared to other dermal fillers, Radiesse is longer lasting; results usually last for at least a year up to two years. Other fillers last about three to six months, requiring them to be re-administered after this time in order to achieve the desired results.
Risks & Side Effects
Because Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring compound in the body, no allergy tests are required prior to your procedure. There is little to no risk of any allergic reaction. Normal side effects may include swelling around the injection sites but this should subside within 24 to 48 hours. Applying ice to the area will reduce swelling. Immediately following your procedure you will be advised to rest for several hours. For the initial 48 hours, any activities causing excessive movement of facial muscles and sunlight should be avoided.
Radiesse is not a permanent treatment option. Although results may last up to two years, you will need to continue with treatment after that in order to maintain the same benefits. The nurse will discuss what your best options are depending on your individual desires, goals, and needs.
Candidates for Radiesse
Radiesse candidates are generally between the ages of 35 and 60, although anyone showing signs of facial aging can benefit from this procedure. If you are unhappy with frown lines, scars, deep wrinkles, or appearance of your lips, the staff at Innovative Vein can significantly improve these typical problems, leaving you looking and feeling your best!
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