While many fillers can temporarily plump up the skin, Radiesse® is one of the few injectables that can restore lost volume and boost collagen production. Board-certified dermatologist Adrienne Stewart, MD, proudly offers Radiesse at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. To learn more about this collagen-boosting treatment, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Radiesse is a dermal filler and collagen stimulator that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and restores fullness to the skin. While Radiesse is suitable for the hands and other areas of the body, it’s most effective at treating facial lines around the nose and mouth. The filler is biocompatible with the body’s tissues and breaks down naturally over time.
Most fillers rely on a hyaluronic acid formulation to plump up the skin instantly, but Radiesse takes a long-term approach to wrinkle reduction. Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel to provide structure and support for the skin.
In addition to enhancing the skin with natural-looking volume, Radiesse stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your tissues that keeps your skin tight and firm. As you age, collagen levels plummet, causing your skin to wrinkle and sag.
Radiesse replaces lost collagen over time. As the filler naturally degrades, the microspheres break down and stimulate new collagen.
Radiesse primarily treats moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Dr. Stewart may recommend Radiesse to address the following:
Radiesse treatments can also enhance and contour the jawline for a tighter, more lifted appearance.
While Radiesse treatments require no formal preparation, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a safe, effective outcome. You should stop taking blood-thinning medications at least a few days before the procedure to reduce bruising. Dr. Stewart also encourages you to avoid retinoids before the treatment.
Radiesse takes just a few minutes to inject. Before your treatment, Dr. Stewart may apply a topical anesthetic to improve your comfort. She then injects the medication into the predetermined areas. While you may experience minor bruising, redness, and swelling, these side effects usually subside within a few days.
Radiesse fillers offer immediate improvements, but as a collagen stimulator, full results can take several weeks to appear.
Radiesse typically lasts 12-18 months, making it one of the longest-lasting fillers available. You can return to Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek for maintenance treatments to continue producing new collagen.
Radiesse can plump your skin and stimulate new collagen production for longer-lasting results. Call Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek today or schedule an appointment online to find out if Radiesse treatments are right for you.