Collagen loss is one of the key factors in aging. With collagen loss comes a loss in elasticity and moisture, which in turn can lead to volume loss and sagging in the face. Radiesse is a safe, water-based gel injectable filler which stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin to improve areas that have been affected by aging and sun damage.
Radiesse® is ideal for filling in areas of hollowness in the skin and adding volume to the face. It can effectively improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It is also used for facial shaping and contouring in the cheeks, chin and jaw line.
Treatment with Radiesse
Dr. Mounsey performs Radiesse treatments in the office setting. A local or topical anesthetic may be used to maximize your comfort during the injection. Dr. Mounsey uses a fine needle to inject the Radiesse® beneath the skin. The process typically takes just fifteen to forty minutes to complete.
Recovery following treatment with Radiesse is minimal. Minor swelling or redness may occur at the injection site but generally fades within a day or two. Most normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Patients will see an initial plumping of the skin after treatment which is followed by additional correction over the next few months as new collagen forms. Radiesse produces natural, long-lasting results of up to one year.
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