With age, not only do we lose facial volume, but also our bones begin to shrink in size. This causes our skin to hollow and sag in areas that may have previously been plump and full of life. Enter Radiesse: a dermal filler used to plump and volumize the middle and lower areas of the face. While it is not a great fit for all areas of the face, Radiesse is perfect for correcting nasolabial folds, mouth-corner creasing, hollowed-out temples, cheek volume, weak jawline or chin, and aging hands. Because Radiesse is comprised of the chemical calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel, it lasts longer than hyaluronic fillers-up to 12 months for some patients. Once it is injected, you will see an immediate boost in volume and a smoothing of lines, and behind the scenes, Radiesse keeps working by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Even after the gel is absorbed and metabolized, your natural collagen will remain.
Radiesse can be injected directly over the cheekbones to give a natural lift to the face, and it can be used to smooth the lines of the jawline to mask jowls or sagging skin. One of the preferred areas for Radiesse injection is the folds around the smile. Because of its gel-like structure, it naturally smooths lines and leaves behind an added collagen boost. After treatment with Radiesse, you may experience some temporary pain, swelling, or bruising but this should not be significant, especially if you choose to use our preferred techniques to minimize side effects. The pain during and after the procedure will also be minimal as most doctors include lidocaine a numbing agent along with the injectable.
At Kwan Dermatology, we have a high patient satisfaction rate with the results we achieve with radiesse. If you are concerned about a loss of facial volume, please call us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our highly trained skin specialists to determine if Radiesse is a viable treatment in achieving your aesthetic goals.