Radiesse®

Radiesse® in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

If given the opportunity, who wouldn’t want to take years off of his or her appearance? What if it could be done in one quick procedure, with little to no pain or risk of side effects? It seems pretty clear that, under these circumstances, most people would jump at the chance. If this sounds appealing to you, you may want to try Radiesse®. Like other dermal fillers, this product can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to facial hollows. However, the unique formula of this dermal filler means that these great results last longer than those achieved using similar products.

How does Radiesse® Work?

Many dermal fillers in use today increase facial volume using collagen or hyaluronic acid, two components of healthy skin. They increase the skin’s volume and moisturize it at the same time. Radiesse® works similarly, but with a unique ingredient that promotes the skin’s own natural collagen production. This key ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural substance found in bone tissue. Tiny particles of this substance are suspended in a gel, which is injected directly into the skin. These particles take a long time to break down, meaning you can enjoy the added volume for two to five years, on average.

Does Radiesse® have any Side Effects?

Following your treatment, it is not uncommon to experience redness, swelling, minor bruising, or itching at the injection site. These conditions typically subside within a few days, at which point you should be able to see your results. Unlike some dermal fillers, there is no need for an allergy test before receiving these injections. This is because calcium hydroxylapatite is present in other areas of the body already. For this reason, there is also almost no risk of rejection with this type of filler. Dr. DeVito is a highly trained plastic surgeon, meaning she can help you achieve optimal results from your Radiesse® treatment.

Is Radiesse® Right For Me?

If you are tired of living with fine lines and wrinkles, or wish to give your face the full appearance of youth, Radiesse® might be right for you. There are a number of dermal fillers on the market that can achieve similar results. However, most of these products deliver much shorter-lived results. You should only choose this particular dermal filler if you have a clear idea about what kind of results you want to achieve and are willing to live with them for multiple years. This treatment is useful for reducing the appearance of smile lines, marionette lines, mouth corner wrinkles, pre-jowls, and chin wrinkles.

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