Radiesse is a bio-compatible wrinkle filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite. This wrinkle filler provides a long-lasting correction of deep
nasolabial lines and folds. Other possible Radiesse treatment applications include:
- Marionette lines
- Flat or sunken cheeks (cheek augmentation)
- Nasal contouring/non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Facial contouring of the jaw line or chin
How Radiesse Treatment Works
Radiesse is made of small calcium microsphere suspended in a water-based gel. This substance is injected under the skin with a fine needle, often using topical anesthetic or a nerve block to manage discomfort. After injection, the body tends to form collagen around the injected product to provide a longer lasting result. For many people, the results of Radiesse last as long as one year.
Radiesse is an excellent treatment for long-term correction of nasolabial folds. Depending on their severity, more than one syringe may be needed. Radiesse is not suitable for injections in the lips because it is too firm and therefore would not product a natural result.
Alternatives to Radiesse
There are non-surgical alternatives to Radiesse such as Juvederm®, Restylane or Fat Injection. If you are seeking a solution to prominent facial lines and folds, the cosmetic surgeons of Tulsa Surgical Arts can help you choose the best cosmetic treatment - surgical or non-surgical - for your needs.
To learn more about Radiesse dermal filler, contact Tulsa Surgical Arts at 918-925-9304. Subscribe to our email list to stay informed about future Radiesse specials or events at our cosmetic surgery practice.