If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate and enhance your face without undergoing surgery, a dermal filler might just be the right treatment for you. Injectables offer a host of cosmetic benefits while being minimally invasive. Radiesse® dermal fillers are some of the most effective injectable treatments available today.
What are the common uses for Radiesse® fillers?
Radiesse® is ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These lines are typically above the mouth, running from the nose to the corners of the upper lip (called nasolabial folds) or pointing down from the corner of the mouth toward the chin (often referred to as “marionette lines”). Radiesse® is also FDA approved for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. Radiesse® is often especially effective for cosmetic imperfections that require substantial added volume to correct. Dr. Siegel will discuss the appropriate applications of Radiesse® for your face at your initial consultation.
Will Radiesse® dissolve or fade away?
Yes. Your body will absorb both the calcium hydroxylapitite (CaHA) microspheres and the water-based gel carrier that make up Radiesse® over time, and the injections often last over a year before completely dissolving. How quickly and completely Radiesse® fades away will depend on your particular skin, the amount injected, the injection site, and a variety of other factors specific to each patient. Dr. Siegel can give you more information about what to expect at your first appointment.
Will I have swelling or bruising after Radiesse® injections?
It’s possible that Radiesse® will cause the treatment areas to become inflamed or bruised after injection, but this usually lasts only a few days, if it occurs at all. In addition, working with an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Siegel reduces your risk for these side effects. You can help avoid and alleviate these symptoms by icing your injection site, but your risk for swelling or bruising will depend on your unique circumstances and factors. Dr. Siegel will give you more personalized guidance regarding your healing at your consultation.