About Radiesse

As you age, your body produces less collagen, the valuable connective tissue that gives your skin its youthful facial volume. This natural occurrence is responsible for causing the skin to sag and cause deep lines that we recognize as signs of aging (like nasolabial folds). One way to restore facial volume loss is through dermal fillers, a type of cosmetic treatment that can restore facial volume and even promote new collagen formation.

Radiesse is an FDA-approved, injectable dermal filler used to restore lost volume by triggering your body’s own natural collagen production. It contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a compound that boosts your body’s production of proteins like collagen. Although Radiesse mimics connective tissue and provides facial volume initially, it stimulates collagen growth to take its place as the filler fades.

For this reason, Radiesse is one of the most popular dermal fillers and one of the most asked-for non-surgical medspa treatments for visible signs of aging. This dermal filler can smooth deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, including smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.

Am I A Good Candidate for Radiesse?

If you have bothersome lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, you may be a perfect candidate for Radiesse treatments. You also must be 21 years or older, in overall good health, and a non-smoker. Radiesse treatment works best on mild to moderate signs of aging, and Dr. Basile can determine if your concerns are treatable with Radiesse. If you have severe facial wrinkles or loose skin, plastic surgery may be more effective at treating sagging skin.

At Basile Plastic Surgery, Radiesse can also be easily combined with other fillers or injectable treatments, like Botox, for more complete non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Cosmetic treatments like microneedling and skin peels can also be effective ways to stimulate collagen and achieve a more youthful look. Dr. Basile can develop a complete treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals.

How Are Radiesse Injections Performed?

Your Radiesse treatment session will begin with discussing your aesthetic goals and determining how dermal fillers can help restore a more youthful appearance. Dr. Basile will review your medical history and examine the treatment areas before carefully developing a treatment plan with Radiesse.

Before your treatment, Dr. Basile can apply lidocaine, a topical numbing cream that minimizes the chance of discomfort. However, most patients do not require a topical anesthetic. Once the lidocaine has activated at the injection site, a small needle will inject Radiesse underneath the skin to restore facial volume and smooth wrinkles and folds.

Radiesse produces immediate results, and you can ensure you’ve achieved your desired results before you leave. Radiesse will continue working over the next several weeks to stimulate new collagen growth and produce long-lasting results.

Radiesse Results and Recovery

After dermal filler treatment, it’s common to experience mild swelling and redness, but for many patients, this subsides within a day. The results of your Radiesse treatment will be visible immediately, but your final results can require more time as the body produces collagen to restore facial volume. As Radiesse stimulates collagen production, you’ll see a noticeable reduction in skin wrinkles and folds, enjoying a more youthful appearance. The full results typically take about 7-10 days to appear.

The results of Radiesse can last up to two years. Over time, the body metabolizes Radiesse and replaces the product with healthy new collagen. This makes Radiesse a much longer-lasting dermal filler than hyaluronic acid fillers.

Why Basile Plastic Surgery?

As you take this journey toward a more youthful appearance, Dr. Patrick Basile and his team at Basile Plastic Surgery will make sure you’re comfortable and taken care of at all times. We will always put your safety and your concerns first. You couldn’t be in better hands!

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Your Radiesse Consultation in Jacksonville, Florida

Injectable dermal fillers can help rejuvenate the face and reverse age-related volume loss. To see if Radiesse is the right solution to treat your deep facial wrinkles, contact Dr. Basile at Basile Plastic Surgery of Jacksonville, Florida to schedule your consultation today! He and his team can provide you with the customized results you’re looking for.

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