Stress, the environment, genetics, and the normal aging process are not kind to the skin. As we age, the skin can begin to lose its elasticity, forming fine lines and deep creases. Healthy fatty tissue may diminish, causing the features to become sharp and sunken. Looking in the mirror, your face may suddenly appear older than it is and seem much less refreshed than you feel on the inside. Unfortunately, the early signs of aging cannot be washed away with expensive products, but there is help available without turning to surgery.
Radiesse is a cutting-edge, calcium-based dermal filler, approved by the Food and Drug Administration to improve the appearance of deep creases and restore the loss of facial volume. Almost anyone unhappy with the early signs of aging can see a dramatic improvement with Radiesse. Dr. Jerome Lamb and the professionals at Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa are excited to offer Radiesse as part of their extensive, noninvasive treatment choices.
Radiesse is a smooth facial filler, made from tiny microspheres of calcium suspended in a water-based gel. The injectable has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective method for restoring lost facial volume, plumping tissues, and improving skin’s contour. The composition of Radiesse is similar to naturally occurring minerals already present in the body, meaning little chance for side-effects or complications after treatment.
Radiesse is meticulously placed using a small needle, adding immediate structure of the deepest layers of tissue. The filler will plump the skin, smoothing out moderate to severe wrinkles, such as Nasolabial Folds (or Smile Lines), and restoring shape to lax areas of tissue, such as the corners of the mouth and the ‘jowls’ along the lower jawline. Radiesse can also make the cheeks and jawline more prominent and proportionate with the surrounding features. The benefits of Radiesse are long-lasting, remaining for a year or more. Over time, Radiesse will be safely and slowly absorbed and metabolized by the body.
The Ideal Candidate for Radiesse
Almost anyone unhappy with encroaching signs of aging, including wrinkles and a loss of facial volume, can see dramatic improvements with Radiesse. The ideal patient will be struggling with moderate to severe wrinkles or facial folds, be in generally good health, understand the Radiesse process, and hold realistic expectations for the final results. Before scheduling a Radiesse treatment, a private consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Lamb. At this time, he will review the individual patient’s medical history and discuss their aesthetic desires. If Radiesse is determined to be the best technique for achieving intended results, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
Radiesse is a calcium-based facial filler, with a silky texture that improves the appearance by gently building the lower layers of facial tissue. Different from other dermal fillers, often comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, the calcium-based microspheres of Radiesse can increase the body’s production of collagen for up to a full 12 months.
- Smooth fine lines and deep facial crease
- Improve facial symmetry
- Eliminate Smile Lines (Nasolabial Folds)
- Lift corners of the mouth
- Shape the jawline and lift ‘jowls’ by the chin
- Increase the body’s natural collagen production
- Provide long-lasting results
Treatment with Radiesse
Each Radiesse session is performed in one of the Healthy Looks Skincare and Laser Spa private treatment rooms. The injections take less than half an hour to perform. To increase patient comfort during the injections, a topical anesthetic or dental block will be used prior to treatment. Once the patient is comfortable, Radiesse will be applied to the predetermined area with a very small needle. No downtime is necessary, so patients can return to their usual activities immediately after Radiesse injections.
Results from Radiesse
The plumping and smoothing results of Radiesse can be seen immediately. Over the following weeks, as the body’s natural production of collagen increases, the benefits will steadily improve. Patients will not need a repeat session until the benefits start to fade, after a year or longer.
Initially after a Radiesse session, the treatment area may be red or mildly swollen. Side-effects of Radiesse are generally mild. These can include bruising, pain, tenderness, and swelling at the injection site. Over the following several days, these issues will resolve on their own. More serious complications, such as infection, nerve damage, or facial asymmetry are rare. As the composition of Radiesse is similar to naturally occurring minerals, there is little chance for allergic reaction. Patients who put their trust in an experienced plastic surgery practice, such as Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa, further decrease the chance for any complications to occur.
Radiesse at Healthy Looks Skincare and Laser Spa
To get additional information on Radiesse, contact Independence, Missouri’s Healthy Looks Skincare & Laser Spa at (816) 795-5262. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Lamb or one of his experienced estheticians to find out if Radiesse the best treatment for your needs. During your initial visit, additional techniques, such as Botox or a dermal peel, may be suggested for optimal results.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a facial filler, created from calcium hydroxyapatite, used to smooth wrinkles and facial lines. Radiesse can reduce smile lines, temporarily eliminate Marionette Lines, lift the corners of the mouth and smooth jowls, as well as ease chin-wrinkles.
Am I a good candidate for Radiesse?
The ideal Radiesse candidate will be in overall good health, unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients should understand the dermal filler procedure and hold realistic expectations for their results.
Is Radiesse painful?
Radiesse injections are not considered to be painful. Patents normally report a mild pressure and pinch during each injection. To increase patient comfort, a local anesthetic or dental block can be applied prior to treatment.
How long do the results from Radiesse last?
The benefits of Radiesse are long-lasting. Patients can expect their results to last for a year or longer before a repeat session is needed.
What are the potential side-effects from Radiesse?
Radiesse has been approved by the FDA as a safe treatment for improving deep facial lines, as well lift tissues by restoring lost volume. While side-effects of treatment are generally mild, they can include redness, swelling, and bruising. More serious complications are rare, but can include infection, nerve damage, and facial asymmetry.