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March 7, 2019, 11:26 pm

Radiesse is an FDA-approved volumizing dermal filler. Dermal fillers are non-surgical minimally invasive cosmetic injectables used on the skin for a variety of purposes. They can be employed to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and the nasolabial folds. They can also contour the chin, volumize lips, and plump up hollow regions.

Radiesse is used to fill in wrinkles and age lines around the mouth and nose. It also contours the cheeks and the jawline. It is injected deep into the skin to rejuvenate areas of our skin that have lost significant volume.

How Does Radiesse Work?

Radiesse stimulates collagen production in our body, which functions to support weakened skin structure, smoothing away wrinkles and folds. The Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres in Radiesse also form a framework beneath the skin to increase support and volume.

This product is mainly preferred for treating fat loss in the face and on the back of hands. Radiesse treatment is usually undergone by those in the 35 to 60 age bracket.

Things to Know

Radiesse is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and compatible with our body tissues, so health risks from the treatment are minimal. Minimal side effects like swelling, itching, and bruising are possible and will subside on their own shortly.

Radiesse treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, and you can return home immediately afterwards. The entire procedure can be completed within a span of 15 minutes. Although you can resume your daily activities quickly, it is recommended that you refrain from extended sun exposure and any strenuous work for a time.

Consult with Dr. Hlavacek before beginning the treatment. Certain medications like blood thinners and aspirin can complicate the process of recovery, so you should tell Dr. Hlavacek if you are taking any of these. Also, let him know if you have any health complications, if you tend to scar, and if you’ve had a chemical peel or any similar treatment performed.

The Radiesse Injection Procedure

Dr. Hlavacek will first identify the spots where he will inject Radiesse. He will then apply antiseptic to these areas. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, has been okayed for usage in conjunction with Radiesse and may be used by Dr. Hlavacek to minimize any discomfort.

Once the doctor has decided on your dosage, Radiesse injections will then be given to the patient in the targeted areas.

The Results of Radiesse

The results of a Radiesse treatment are visible almost immediately. They may, however, take up to a week to manifest prominently. Some patients enjoy the results of the treatment for as long as two years without having to return to the clinic for a repeat procedure.

Arrange Your Radiesse Consultation

Radiesse is one of the most versatile, cost-effective, and functional dermal fillers available on the market. It not only lifts skin and replaces lost volume but also improves elasticity and the overall texture of your skin.

If Radiesse sounds like the solution you’ve been searching for, it’s time to take the next step – contact the office of skilled surgeon Dr. Matt Hlavacek for a consultation.