RADIESSE® is a unique dermal filler that can minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds, as well as restore facial volume, while stimulating your body’s natural collagen output. For patients aged 21 and older, RADIESSE® can be an ideal way to address the volume loss commonly associated with the natural aging process. Depending on your unique cosmetic goals and reasons for non-surgical cosmetic treatment, RADIESSE® can restore the facial fullness characteristic of youth and diminish an aged aesthetic look is achieved. The outcome of treatment typically lasts as long as one year, depending on how quickly the solution is broken down by your body.
RADIESSE® is used to correct many key signs of aging, including:
- Lines, wrinkles, and signs of age around the nose and mouth
- Nasolabial folds
- The creases extending from the corners of the mouth to the chin (“marionette” lines)
- Hollowness or a sunken appearance in the cheeks
- A loss of volume in the hands
- Depressed scars
What is RADIESSE® Treatment Like?
Because RADIESSE® treatment is composed of a biocompatible substance found naturally in our bodies, there is a minimized risk of an allergic reaction. Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz, our experienced plastic surgeon, will be sure to review your medical history and cosmetic goals to make certain that RADIESSE® can effectively address your concerns. As a minimally invasive procedure, RADIESSE® can be injected in as little as fifteen minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas. It is mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to numb the injection site and increase patient comfort. Dr. Joe may also administer some form of an additional anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable an experience as possible. RADIESSE® is delivered into the muscles using an ultra-fine needle to smooth the surface of the skin and fill in depressed areas until the ideal aesthetic is achieved. There is very little downtime involved and most patients make a full return to daily activities immediately after leaving our office.