Injectable Wrinkle Filler
Collagen is an important component of the tissue that that keeps your skin firm and youthful. When you lose collagen in your skin, signs of aging begin to appear. That's why we use Radiesse®, an injectable filler designed to correct wrinkles, restore facial volume and stimulate the production of more collagen in your skin.
At Venice Plastic Surgery, Radiesse injections can help you treat wrinkles and folds without surgery or downtime.
If You're Considering Radiesse
If you dislike the signs of aging caused by collagen loss, you may benefit from Radiesse treatments. After injection, Radiesse causes your body to produce more collagen, a process called collagenesis.
Your surgeon can use Radiesse to treat the following signs of aging:
- Nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Wrinkles around your mouth
- Puffy, dark bags beneath your eyes
- Sunken, hollow cheeks.
Radiesse is recommened for healthy adults between the age of 18-65 years of age.
What Happens During Radiesse Treatment?
Radiesse is injected beneath your skin in the areas that need wrinkle correction. The filler restores volume to sunken areas, reducing the appearance of lines and contour depressions.
Radiesse is made from calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres cause your body to generate more collagen. But you will see the effects of your Radiesse injections right away, as the injection immediately restores volume to your face and skin.
After your Radiesse treatments, your body will slowly produce more collagen, which means you will continually see the results and they will last up to one year.
After Your Radiesse Treatment
Radiesse injections can cause some swelling, bruising, or redness where the doctor made the injections. These are temporary. You can return to your normal tasks right away.
Alternatives to Radiesse include other fillers that can be used to restore lost facial volume. Treatments like Botox® and Dysport® can improve signs of facial aging on the forehead and in the eye area. These facial treatments work differently than Radiesse, acting on the small facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Your surgeon may also recommend improvement of facial aging signs through surgery. A facelift or brow lift can achieve a significant correction that lasts longer than a dermal filler.