Leasing surgeons agree that patients with defined creases or wrinkles may benefit most from injectable fillers. In the past, solutions were limited to bovine collagen injections that sometimes led to allergic reactions or solid implants that did not provide a natural look or feel.
Modern technology has provided the solution. Now, Dr. Simoni can offer a long-lasting, safe and natural alternative to these tissue fillers. It’s called Radiesse®.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is the first calcium hydroxylapatite injectable cohesive implant that can be used for soft tissue augmentation. During the last seven years, Radiesse has proven itself as a safe and effective alternative for patients who want to avoid the unintended consequences and potential side effects of bovine or solid implants.
Radiesse is long-lasting application that does not require skin testing prior to treatment. This is because it is composed of the same mineral component found in our bones and teeth. By supplementing the depleted collagen levels of your own skin with Radiesse, Dr. Simoni can smooth out most scars and wrinkles. He can also significantly improve nasal furrows and deeper frown lines.
Which areas respond best to Radiesse treatments?
- Corners of the mouth
- Depressed scars
- Nose (for primary or revision non-surgical rhinoplasty)
- Lower eye bags or dark circles
- Lines around the mouth
- Laugh lines
What can I expect during a Radiesse treatment?
The Radiesse procedure is performed in Dr. Simoni’s Beverly Hills office and takes about 15 minutes. Radiesse is pre-loaded in syringes and is used in treating facial lines and correcting other soft tissue defects.
First, Dr. Simoni will apply a small amount of local anesthetic. Then he will inject the Radiesse into the wrinkle with a tiny needle placed just under the skin.
Radiesse is not like other fillers in that it is not absorbed by the body over time. For this reason, Dr. Simoni is careful not to overfill wrinkles and fine lines. Results can be seen instantly.
How many treatments of Radiesse will I need?
This all depends on the patient, the desire result and the area being treated. Results with Radiesse are instant, so you can see right away whether or not you would like additional injections or if you are happy with the immediate results. Typically, one treatment is sufficient to achieve the desired result.
Benefits of Radiesse:
- Immediate results
- No allergic reactions
- Soft and pliable results that last for years
- Cost-effective over time
- No need for tissue harvest
- Can be used alone or along with other facial rejuvenation procedures like chemical peels, skin rejuvenation or facial surgery
What can I expect right after my Radiesse treatment?
There is no downtime after a Radiesse treatment and patients can return to their normal activities. You will be able to see results immediately, whether you have asked for reduced wrinkles, enhanced lips or scar correction. Any discomfort from the procedure can be controlled with medication. At the site of treatment, you may experience slight swelling for 24 to 36 hours. Any visible bruising can be easily covered with makeup.
How long do Radiesse results last?
This depends on the area that you have treated. Results can last from several months to several years. Over time, some touch-up treatments may be recommended. However, Radiesse is one of the most long-lasting treatments on the market. Patients often comment on the fact that they don’t have to return for treatments every three months with Radiesse and they still look great.