Many of Dr. Gilmore’s patients in Ann Arbor, Troy and Detroit, Michigan resort to Radiesse to get rid of facial folds and wrinkles that have taken over their face. Aging can take its toll on our skin, which is why dermal fillers have been a popular choice among individuals who want to restore their youthful look.
What is Radiesse?
An FDA-approved dermal filler, Radiesse is used for the correction of moderate to severe facial lines and folds, particularly nasolabial folds. This dermal filler, which is composed of synthetic microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, is delivered through tiny injections directly to the facial skin to correct the wrinkles. It also restores facial volume that has been lost to aging. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural collagen to provide the skin with more volume and a smoother complexion.
What can be treated with Radiesse?
Radiesse treatment can be performed to correct smile lines or nasolabial folds. These are facial lines found in the corners of the nose and mouth. It can also improve the appearance of marionette lines or fine lines that run downward from the mouth’s corners to get rid of a ‘frowning’ appearance. Other facial imperfections that can be corrected with Radiesse are pre-jowls and chin wrinkles.
What can I expect during a Radiesse procedure?
Radiesse will be delivered through injections under the skin. It is a safe procedure that only usually lasts 30 minutes to an hour. This dermal filler can be mixed with an anesthetic called lidocaine to make the procedure more tolerable for the patient. Because of this, most of our patients in report minimal pain throughout treatment.
What results can I expect from my Radiesse treatment?
Immediately after the injections, results from the treatment can already be noticed. Most patients report facial youthfulness as volume is restored and wrinkles are smoothed out. These natural-looking results usually last up to a year or more, but may vary from one individual to another.
What are the side effects of Radiesse treatments?
As with any dermal filler treatment, patients who undergo a Radiesse treatment are likely to experience swelling, redness, bruising, mild irritation, and tenderness at the treated areas. However, these side effects are usually short-lived and dissipate on their own after a short period of time. Should these side effects persist, it is important to contact Dr. Gilmore right away.
There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary.