Radiesse® is a safe skin filler commonly used today. It’s a synthetic filler and not a hyaluronic acid filler, which is biologic. Radiesse® is composed of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel carrier. Calcium hydroxylapatite is biocompatible and has been used extensively as an implant in other areas of medicine. It is the primary mineral component of our teeth and bones. Radiesse® is a temporary dermal filler like Restylane® and Juvéderm®.
An anti-aging treatment correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, restoration and correction of the signs of facial fat loss, Radiesse® is longer acting and will last at least one year or longer.
Upon injection, Radiesse® immediately adds volume to the skin and fills wrinkles, producing soft, natural results. In addition to this, the tiny microspheres stimulate the skin to produce more collagen. With time, the gel and microspheres are dissolved by the body; however Radiesse® produces long lasting results for up to a year.
Radiesse® is approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and for the correction of the signs of facial atrophy. Dr. Hovsepian commonly uses Radiesse® for nasal contouring, cheek enhancement, diminishing marionette lines, fading depressions around the corners of the mouth, chin augmentation, hand rejuvenation, and post-rhinoplasty refinement.
Radiesse® is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with the use of a fine needle. Prior to treatment, the area is made numb with a topical anesthetic or with an injectable anesthetic; no sedation or heavy anesthesia is needed.
When you meet with Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office, he will assess your needs carefully before guiding you toward an aesthetic enhancement plan that matches your desires. For some patients, it may be more appropriate to combine Radiesse® with another skin care or rejuvenation treatment.
Dr. Hovsepian and his aesthetic coordinators will be happy to discuss how Radiesse® treatment can help you meet your aesthetic enhancement goals, request your consultation online or by telephone.