Want to reduce the signs of aging, but don’t want the downtime that goes along with certain procedures or treatments? If you want to look younger and give your skin a boost, you should consider the dermal filler, Radiesse. Dr. Johnson offers Radiesse, as well as a variety of injectables and dermal fillers that help restore a youthful appearance and improve skin quality. Read up on Radiesse in this blog!
Radiesse is a water-based gel filler, made up of tiny calcium-based spheres. It is injected into the skin to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles that occur near the nose and mouth. Once injected, the gel lifts the skin, smooths wrinkles, and triggers the body to increase production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein in the body and plays a large role in the quality and appearance of the skin.
Increased collagen production gives the skin long-lasting improvements in quality and texture. Skin is left feeling soft, and the results look natural. As Radiesse is made up of components that are similar to those already found in the body, patients rarely experience allergic or adverse reactions.
It is commonly used around the mouth and nose and is especially useful in targeting smile and frown lines. Some patients elect to have it injected in order to address chin wrinkles and creases, and moderate folds than occur on either side of the chin as a result of sagging.
The procedure is minimally invasive and only takes about 30 minutes to perform. Results are seen almost instantaneously. The procedure does not use anesthesia but instead requires only a topical numbing agent applied at the injection site. Some patients do experience redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, but these effects are minimal and clear up within a day or two. Bruising can take up to 2 weeks to resolve but is rare. Radiesse lasts longer than other fillers, usually 9-12 months. These are reasons it is so popular with many individuals.
Combining Radiesse with other skin rejuvenating procedures, like ViPeel or Fraxel laser therapy, further, improves skin condition and appearance. If you have questions about Radiesse and if it is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson! Call 214.347.8667 today!