Lines and creases that form between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds) can be significantly rejuvenated with Radiesse®. This injectable filler can also be a good option for adding volume to cheeks that have taken on a “sunken” or hollow appearance, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and even mild depressed scars in other areas of the face.
Radiesse® is unique among dermal fillers in that it is designed to help your skin replenish its own collagen, which can ultimately lead to a longer-lasting result. Composed of minerals that are natural to the human body, the Radiesse® is injected with a very fine needle into the areas targeted for treatment. We can apply a numbing agent to these areas to minimize discomfort.
The entire Radiesse® treatment usually takes from 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Some mild bruising and swelling may be present after Radiesse® treatment; however, this should dissipate quickly. Many patients who have this procedure can return to normal daily routines immediately after treatment.
The results of Radiesse® have been known to last up to one year, and even two years in some cases. You can also keep the effects going with occasional “touch-up” treatments.