Facial contours give us a youthful, healthy appearance, and the structures that create beautiful contours allow our skin to lay smooth and taut eliminating skin folds and deep wrinkles. As we age, our natural contours diminish causing our faces to look gaunt and causing nasal labial folds and marionette lines. These facial structures need special treatments like injectable fillers to replenish and plump the tissues beneath the skin. Radiesse® is an injectable form of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that encourages natural collagen production, which sustains the affect of the treatment for up to two years. Radiesse® injections are even more effective when they are combined with other treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, and collagen injections.
For our Southern California patients, Radiesse® is used to augment cheeks, cheek bones, the chin and jaw line, as well as nasal-labial folds and marionette lines. Radiesse® is also excellent for augmenting bumpy noses without undergoing major Rhinoplasty surgery. Radiesse® treatments can last up to 2 years. For a complete facial rejuvenation, collagen treatments can reduce finer lines and wrinkles and plump lips, and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can enhance the brow line and forehead.
Now is a great time to schedule a Radiesse® consultation with Dr. Wang at our plastic surgery offices, serving Southern California including Pasadena, Arcadia and Upland. To understand your treatment options, request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 360-6688 today.
Since there are so many options for non-surgical facial procedures, and with Dr. Wang's considerable expertise with the best innovations for non-invasive facial treatments, it is important that you discuss all of your goals and desires for facial rejuvenation during your consultation. Dr. Wang will be able to determine the best treatment and treatment combinations to achieve your goals with the superior results his patients have come to expect.
What are the common benefits of Radiesse® treatments?
Radiesse® injections can be used to reduce nasal labial folds and marionette lines by adding volume to the tissues beneath the skin. Radiesse® injections are beneficial for facial contouring of the cheek bones, cheeks, chin and jaw line. Radiesse® can also be used to enhance the nose by reducing bumps, straightening slight curves, and augmenting the tip offering what is essentially a non-surgical Rhinoplasty procedure.
How are Radiesse® treatments performed?
At our plastic surgery offices, serving Southern California including Pasadena, Arcadia and the Inland Empire, Dr. Wang uses either a topical or injected local anesthesia depending on the treatment area. Using very thin needles, Radiesse® is injected directly into the treatment area.
How long do Radiesse® treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the extent and area of treatment. Generally, treatment takes less than one hour at our plastic surgery offices.
What can I expect after Radiesse® treatment?
You may experience some swelling and redness at the injection sight. This will subside within 24 hours. Many of our patients have no side effects and can return to their daily activities immediately.
What is Radiesse® composed of?
Radiesse® is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier.
CaHA is a biomaterial with over twenty years of use in orthopedics, neurosurgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology, and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. The semi-solid nature of Radiesse® is created by suspending CaHA in a common water based carrier, also used in a large array of products.