Collagen and elastin are naturally occurring proteins in the body that give skin its thickness and elasticity, but we progressively lose collagen and elastin over time. Injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular as a result. While Radiesse® is not a collagen-based or hyaluronic acid injection, it does stimulate collagen production with fewer side-effects and more natural-looking results. Radiesse® offered at our Fort Worth office is a more modern dermal filler that can eliminate moderate to deep wrinkles so you can look in the mirror and see a younger-looking you.
The active ingredient in Radiesse® is calcium hydroxylapatite, which does not cause skin irritation in most patients regardless of their skin type. Known as a volumizing filler, Radiesse® works by filling in lines and wrinkles, while stimulating new collagen production to help your skin regain its elasticity and tone. Radiesse® is also an effective way to restore volume to the cheeks and the back of the hands.
Our Licensed Aesthetician and Certified Injector, Jennifer Geyer, uses Radiesse® to treat the following conditions that may be present on the face or hands:
Radiesse® can be injected at our Fort Worth office and does not require any sedation or anesthesia. Before the procedure, Jennifer will mark areas on the face or back of the hands where the injections will occur and apply a topical anesthetic to reduce any discomfort during treatment.
The injections themselves are delivered with a fine gauge needle and may involve multiple injections depending on which areas are being treated. Afterwards, Jennifer will offer you an ice pack or over-the-counter pain medication to manage any pain or swelling. You can resume regular activity immediately after receiving Radiesse® injections.
Patients may experience swelling, pain, lumpiness, and bruising for a few days after a Radiesse® treatment, but these side effects typically resolve within a week. After bruising and swelling have subsided, you will experience natural-looking results; hollow cheeks will look fuller, creases near the nose and mouth will be less evident, and wrinkled skin will appear smoother and younger-looking.
Anyone looking to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles who is in good health, does not smoke, and has no conflicting health issues is a good candidate for this treatment. However, Radiesse® may not be appropriate for treating deep scars, in which case a more ablative treatment may be recommended.
Radiesse®, as with all dermal fillers, is not a permanent treatment. However, since its active ingredient stimulates collagen production, a single treatment can last up to 18 months depending on the patient. Jennifer can schedule regular treatments so you can stay looking youthful and refreshed.
To explore non-invasive ways to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on your face and/or the back of your hands, consider getting Radiesse® injections at our Fort Worth clinic. Jennifer can discuss your goals and expectations to develop an individualized treatment plan to help create a younger-looking you.