For patients with early signs of aging who do not want or need more aggressive facelift procedures soft tissue fillers can make a significant difference. They do so with little or no recovery time, less cost and less risk of complications than classical operative/surgical procedures. These patients can be in their 30s, 40s or 50s since each individual ages differently.
Radiesse (formerly Radiance) is a biocompatible, non-toxic, non-allergenic filler popular for its long-lasting results, Radiesse benefits may last two years or more. It is a compound of calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Calcium and phosphate ions, naturally occurring in our bodies in teeth and bones, primarily make up the calcium hydroxyl apatite particles. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as well as glycerin and sterile water. The material is injected under the skin with a small needle. This is performed with or without local anesthetic depending on patient preference
Photos taken prior to any injection
Photos taken 6 months after injecting 0.5cc of Radiesse into each nasolabial fold before a second injection of 0.5cc into each fold.
Photos taken 6 months after the second injection of Radiesse to the nasolabial folds. It is evident that the material is still present at 6 and 12 months after injection. The result was obtained without any surgery or recovery time.
Radiesse injectable filler can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Realistic expectations are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient is an individual, different results can be expected in each patient.
There are multiple available alternatives including hyaluronate injectable fillers and injecting your own fat. Each product has its own pros and cons.
The main risk of Radiesse are lumps or granulomas if the material is injected too close to the surface.
The benefits are reliable softening of laugh lines for 1 to 3 years without surgery or down time.
You can go back to all of your normal activities within a day of the injections and the result is immediate.
Dr. Aaron Stone
Call today for a consultation!120 South Spalding Dr, Suite 330
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles,CA 90212