Does Radiesse Really Last for One Year?Radiesse is a new generation cosmetic dermal filler that acts differently than hyaluronic acids, such as Restylane and Juvederm. Several medical studies have shown that Radiesse is a safe and longer lasting treatment.
Radiesse is a new generation cosmetic dermal filler that acts differently than hyaluronic acids, such as Restylane and Juvederm. Several medical studies have shown that Radiesse is a safe and longer lasting treatment that fills and corrects:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Wrinkles around your nose and mouth
- The sunken areas below your eyes (tear trough)
When administered by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Radiesse can also be an effective treatment for augmenting your cheeks, and filling in the areas on the sides of your chin (your pre-jowl sulcus). Certain physicians who are trained in advanced injection techniques may use Radiesse to help lift sagging areas of the face.
Radiesse is comprised of calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel. This unique composition works with your body, below the surface of your skin, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. Therefore, it does more than just temporarily fill facial lines and wrinkles; it helps your skin rebuild its own foundation.
Longevity of the Treatment
Radiesse has been proven to last up to a year. If you get a touch up every three months or so, this treatment can last about two years. The layering effect is what gives this dermal filler its extra staying power. Results will vary by patient, depending on the technique of your doctor, your metabolism and your amount of movement. Radiesse's superior qualities and longevity make it superior to most other fillers.
Keep in mind, however, that the major disadvantage of Radiesse is also its primary advantage--longevity. If the dermal filler is injected improperly, it can not be reversed. If you are undergoing Radiesse treatment for the first time, it is best to have a small amount injected by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon, not a clinician. The results depend upon the skills and experience of the injector you choose.
Tear Trough Injections
Although Radiesse can be used to treat under-eye hollows (tear troughs), some patients have found the results to be less than desirable. And since Radiesse will last a year, you do not want to deal with irregularities for this duration. Bumps or surface irregularities can become very apparent under the eyes, whether you use cosmetic dermal fillers like Radiesse, hyaluronic acids such as Restylane and Juvederm, autologous fats, or any silicone particle-based solutions.
If You Have an Adverse Reaction
If you have an adverse reaction to Radiesse, you do not live with the outcome for 12 months, there is hope. Wydase can be used to help reverse the effects of hyaluronic-based solutions. Here are some other suggestions if you want to minimize the outcome of your Radiesse injection:
- If you experience visible bumps after your injection, make an immediate appointment with your Boca Raton doctor who can aggressively massage the treated area.
- If discrete white bumps are visible, a tiny incision may be created to "milk" out the material. This will not typically leave a visible scar.
- It is important to address this complication early, as surgical excision becomes extremely difficult months down the road because of your body's reaction to the foreign substance and the potential encapsulation with fibrous scar.
Adverse side effects are very rare. Most cosmetic patients are very happy with the outcome of their Radiesse injections to restore their youthful appearance for 12 months.
To learn more about how Radiesse can help reyou, please visit the website for the Dr. Skellchock's Integrative Dermatology in Boca Raton at www.DrSkellchock.com
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