Patients looking to transform their appearance without invasive surgery can inquire about Radiesse. Dr. Marguerite Bernett, a Ivrine cosmetic surgeon, uses the injectable filler for moderate to deep folds and wrinkles on the face. Radiesse is used to treat marionette lines (lines that go from the corner of the mouth to the chin) and nasolabial folds (the deep creases from the corner of the nose to the mouth). Radiesse is a water-based gel that contains microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring substance, to add volume immediately to fill in lines and wrinkles. Over time, Radiesse helps the skin increase the natural production of collagen for long-lasting results.
Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Moderate to deep marionette lines
- Good skin tone
- Overall good health
What to Expect
During the consultation, we will evaluate the overall health of the skin and assess the amount of wrinkles in the middle and lower third of the face. This evaluation will help us develop an individual plan for the appropriate amount of Radiesse to use during treatment. The goal during the injection treatment is to soften the folds, not obliterate them. Radiesse creates a smooth appearance by filling in wrinkles so that the result is soft and natural. Radiesse typically lasts about 9 - 12 months. Many patients love their results so much that they return and are put on a rotation schedule.
Discomfort with Radiesse treatments is usually minimal. Occasionally, the tiny needle may nick a small blood vessel during the injection and a small bruise may develop. This can last from 5 - 10 days and can require makeup to cover. There is minimal downtime. The results from this treatment are evident immediately.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Today!
Radiesse is a popular dermal filler that has produced gorgeous outcomes for our patients. Our surgeon performs these injections with preciseness using an artistic approach to ensure the results are satisfactory and lasting. If you would like to learn more about Radiesse and inquire about a skin rejuvenation treatment plan that is right for you, please call our office today and schedule a consultation.