Radiesse is a popular injectable dermal filler designed to minimize the signs of aging and restore youthful beauty. Radiesse is also nontoxic and hypoallergenic. This is one of the reasons why we frequently recommend it to our patients at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. If you would like to look younger with less noticeable wrinkles, then talk to our experienced providers in Tucson about whether Radiesse might be right for you. Treatment can yield dramatic yet natural looking results that last for several months.

Which areas can Radiesse treat?

This dermal filler can be used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. We often recommend it to patients who wish to treat the following areas:

  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines
  • Downward-turning corners of the mouth
  • Horizontal chin wrinkles
  • Pre-jowl fold

In the pre-jowl fold area, the loss of facial volume over time can result in skin sagging. The application of Radiesse can temporarily restore facial volume to address this common cosmetic concern.

How does Radiesse work?

Radiesse is comprised of very small, calcium-based microspheres. These microspheres are suspended within a water-based gel. When injected, the gel immediately gets to work plumping up depressed areas like wrinkles and folds. Essentially, it provides the extra support needed to restore youthful contours by mimicking the structure of natural connective tissue.

In addition to providing immediate support, the microspheres stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. This helps further plump up the depressed tissues and creates a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing contour. Even after the microspheres are naturally absorbed back into the body, the stimulated growth of collagen will continue to do its work giving the tissues better support.

How long will my results last?

The results from Radiesse injections can easily last up to a year. However, thanks to the stimulated growth of collagen, some people may continue to enjoy their results longer than this. When your results begin to fade, you can then make another appointment at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. We’ll determine whether you could benefit from additional treatments with Radiesse.

Is Radiesse right for me?

Only an experienced provider at Perfection Plastic Surgery can determine if Radiesse is right for you. We’ll need your full health history before developing your treatment plan. While Radiesse is non-toxic, it may still not be appropriate for some patients with a history of severe allergies and anaphylaxis. In addition, the safety of Radiesse has not been established for patients under age 18 or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you’re interested in finding out whether Radiesse might be right for you, you can schedule a consultation at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care. We develop individualized treatment plans based on each patient’s unique health history, lifestyle, preferences, and beauty goals. Thus, you can expect results catered to your goals. You can reach us in Tucson at (520) 323-7100.

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