Radiesse® is a dermal filler that restores lost facial volume. This filler can be used to reverse some of the signs of aging and to define facial contours. At the plastic surgery practice of Manuel Peña, M.D., our Naples filler services include RADIESSE® and other dermal fillers such as Juvederm®.
What does RADIESSE® do?
RADIESSE® restores a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. This filler is used to reduce the appearance of:
- Laugh lines (nasolabial folds)
- Mouth parentheses (marionette lines)
- Cheek hollows
- Facial lines
RADIESSE® is also used to augment certain areas of your face, often in combination with a chin implant or rhinoplasty. The filler can be injected in the chin, jawline and cheeks to enhance and contour those areas, creating improved proportion and balance between your facial features.
The active ingredient in RADIESSE® is microspheres of something called calcium hydroxylapatite. This material is also used as bone filler. The microspheres are suspended in a smooth, water-based gel. Both of these ingredients are absorbed by your body over time. The gel is absorbed first, and the CaHA breaks down over the course of a year or longer.
Advantages of RADIESSE® Filler
The advantages of RADIESSE® include:
- Stimulates natural production of collagen
- Results last for a year or longer
- Requires no downtime
- Results are visible immediately
RADIESSE® has the advantage of providing both an immediate rejuvenating effect and long-term facial rejuvenation. After the filler is injected, it instantly adds volume to your face, smoothing out folds and wrinkles, and creating a more youthful facial appearance.
Over time, collagen surrounds the microspheres of RADIESSE®. Eventually, the collagen should replace the filler as the CaHA breaks down. Collagen makes your skin smoother, more elastic and can improve your complexion.
The dermal filler procedure is minimally invasive, but local anesthetic may be used to prevent unnecessary discomfort during the injection
There isn't a recovery period for this filler like there is for surgery, such as a facelift. Instead, you can return to your normal activities as soon as you want to, although you may have some slight bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site.
If you are interested in the facial rejuvenation effects of our Naples fillers, including RADIESSE®, please contact Manuel Peña, M.D., to schedule a consultation.