Before the advent of dermal fillers, patients had little choice in terms of facial rejuvenation outside of invasive surgery. Today, fillers and injectables are at the forefront of cosmetic science, giving clients the option of combating a wide range of age-related concerns – from volume loss in the midface, temples, and jawline to wrinkles, lines, and folds – without discomfort or downtime.
Radiesse is a leading dermal filler that works in the short term to reduce imperfections in the face and hands while simultaneously promoting long-term skin suppleness, hydration, and resilience through the regeneration of collagen.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a popular dermal filler made with calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. Radiesse in Thousand Oaks can help to trigger the renewal of collagen, a protein found naturally in the human body. Collagen helps provide a supple, youthful glow and increased radiance but its reserves slowly begin to dwindle with the aging process. When injected, Radiesse restores rounded, hydrated contours along with self-confidence. Whether combating wrinkles and creases, replacing lost facial fat volume, or correcting nasolabial folds and marionette lines, Radiesse is an integral component in any anti-aging arsenal.
How does Radiesse work?
Once injected, Radiesse begins stimulating collagen regrowth, initiating long-term rejuvenation in the face and hands. By mimicking human tissue through a combination of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon in calcium-based spheres, Radiesse is a powerful solution for rewinding the clock on your appearance. Over time, the CaHA molecules are harmlessly absorbed by the body, leaving behind a wealth of new collagen. Results typically last anywhere from 1-2 years.
Does Radiesse come with any risks?
Minor side effects after Radiesse include swelling, itching, tenderness, and bruising. These usually disappear within a day or so. Patients who are allergic to any ingredients in Radiesse should avoid the treatment, as should anyone who has an adverse reaction to lidocaine. Clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not pursue Radiesse, nor should those with bleeding disorders, active skin infections, or a history of herpes.
When will I see results, and how long do they last?
Results with Radiesse can be seen right away, and as time passes and collagen renewal occurs, those results will only continue to improve and impress. Radiesse has longer-lasting results than many hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. Most clients experience lasting changes for 1-2 years, after which they can repeat their treatment to help maintain a softer, more youthful look.