Facial rejuvenation is one of our specialties, and something we are known for. Our high-level training and years of clinical experience enable us to develop customized treatment plans to meet your individual needs. We are proud to offer a variety of dermal filler products to help reduce the signs of aging.
What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is used for long lasting correction of moderate to severe facial volume loss. RADIESSE® is commonly used for mid-face contouring and volumization. This calcium based filler helps to improve signs of aging with an immediate result lasting up to 1 year.
How does Radiesse work?
There are two ways in which Radiesse supports younger-looking skin. First, this product immediately restores volume to the treatment area. Over time, the gel component of the filler is absorbed into surrounding tissue. This leaves the microspheres behind to act as a scaffolding to the connective tissue beneath the skin. During the 1 to 2 years that these tiny beadlets are gradually metabolized, they are also encouraging the restructuring of collagen for lasting results.
Where can Radiesse be injected?
The consistency of the Radiesse product makes it ideal for deeper tissues and, therefore, concerns such as the loss of midface volume and deep lines and crease around the nose and mouth. Radiesse is also a go-to filler for individuals who would like to correct the evidence of age on the backs of their hands.
Who can benefit from treatment with Radiesse?
Men and women of all skin tones and types can benefit from the volumizing, wrinkle-reducing Radiesse filler. Radiesse is typically recommended for thicker skin and for more significant folds and lines or for moderate volume loss across the cheeks.
It is also possible that Radiesse may be a better treatment option for patients who have had dermal fillers before, and who are able to commit to the longevity of this product. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVÉDERM® XC can be reversed with a particular enzyme, injected into the same area as the initial treatment. The same is not true for Radiesse. This filler will run its course, diminished only by the body’s natural resolution of the microspheres over time.
Like other cosmetic treatments, Radiesse is not appropriate for pregnant women, or those who are breastfeeding. It is also important to discuss with your practitioner if you take blood-thinning medication or have a bleeding disorder.
How soon will I see results with Radiesse, and how long will they last?
One of the most significant advantages of Radiesse treatment is that patients see their new look immediately, since swelling is minimal, if noticed at all. But that is not all. The fact that Radiesse has a foundation of calcium hydroxylapatite also means that facial contouring and the smoothness of the skin continue to improve as new, strong strands of collagen form around the microspheres. While every patient metabolizes filler products at a different rate, the average lifespan for Radiesse is 1 to 2 years. To maintain results, many patients schedule retreatment at the 18-month mark.
Facial aging can be a concerning and frustrating process. We are here to help you age as gracefully as you would like by treating your skin to proven, innovative, non-surgical treatments. The staff in our San Francisco medical spa offers friendly, professional service that enables you to feel your best at all times.
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For more information on Radiesse and how it can help you achieve a more rejuvenated appearance, call SKIN Medical Spa at 415.409.6500 to schedule a consultation.
*Note that each individual is unique, during your consultation at SKIN Medical Spa we will help you determine the best procedure to obtain your desired results.