Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
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Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more!
Radiesse®: The Injectable Filler That Delivers Dual Benefits
For many patients, the most noticeable (and unwelcome) sign of facial aging is the depletion of facial volume, which often produces a chronically tired, sunken facial appearance and highlights the prominence of undesirable wrinkles and fine lines. Fortunately, the injectable dermal filler known as Radiesse® is specifically formulated to restore depleted facial volume, thereby creating more youthful facial contours and minimizing the cosmetic defects associated with diminished facial volume.
Unlike alternative volume-enhancing dermal fillers, which utilize hyaluronic acid (HA) to produce their skin-smoothing effects, the active ingredient in Radiesse® is a powerful water-based gel carrier known as Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which increases the body’s natural production of collagen to firm and smooth the skin. Over time, CaHA is safely metabolized by the body, leaving behind only the replenished collagen stores the CaHA has stimulated your body to produce.
As with all medical spa treatments, optimal results from your Radiesse® treatments are only possible when your injections are performed by an experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Gary Motykie. You can rest easy knowing that in the care of Dr. Motykie and the professionally trained medical aestheticians at Motykie Medical Spa (located in West Hollywood, California), your cosmetic enhancement goals will be fulfilled safely and successfully.
Radiesse® is specifically designed to address and treat the following cosmetic problems associated with facial aging and volume loss, including:
- Deep lines that extend straight down from the corners of the mouth (a.k.a. “marionette lines”)
- Drooping and sagging of the area on either side of the chin (a.k.a. pre-jowl area, pre-jowl sulcus)
- Downturned corners of the mouth (a.k.a. “oral commissures”), giving one’s face the appearance of being perpetually sad or angry
- Prominent lines and creases reaching from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth (a.k.a. laugh lines, nasolabial folds)
- Horizontal lines that stretch across the chin, significantly detracting from the natural beauty of one’s smile (a.k.a. “chin wrinkles”)
One Treatment—Dual Benefits
The prescription injectable dermal filler Radiesse® is highly unique because of its ability to enhance the condition of the skin in two distinctive ways:
- Short-Term Benefits: Radiesse® creates a supportive framework beneath the skin to immediately restore depleted facial volume
- Long-term Benefits: Radiesse® boosts the body’s natural production of collagen, which is the protein responsible for hydrating the skin, and for keeping the skin looking firm, soft and youthfully full. These long-term skin improvements can last a year or more.
Procedure and Results
Radiesse® treatments generally take only 15-20 minutes, after which, you may return to your regularly scheduled daily activities. Patients concerned about potential discomfort can rest easy knowing that the FDA has approved the infusion of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) with Radiesse® treatments, in order to ensure your comfort during and after your treatment.
At the conclusion of your Radiesse® treatment, you will immediately observe a reduction in the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, and your skin-enhancing results will continue to improve for up to year after your initial injections, as your body’s collagen stores are replenished.
What is RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is an injectable facial filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that may last a year or more in many patients.
What is the difference between RADIESSE Volumizing Filler and other fillers?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler has the unique ability to both immediately restore lost volume and stimulate your body to produce its own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
How does it work?
Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler does exactly as it says: it fills or replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed looking you. Then it goes to work by stimulating your body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, your body absorbs the product and leaves behind only your own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
Does it hurt?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic). That means you can experience a more comfortable wrinkle treatment.
What is it made of?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
How is the treatment performed?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure that can even be done over your lunch hour.
Is it safe and are there side effects?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is FDA approved, and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. As with all filler treatments, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.
How long is the recovery time?
There is very little to no down-time involved in a RADIESSE Volumizing Filler procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with a healthcare provider.
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