Dermal fillers have become a popular and effective way to address lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. Radiesse® is a filler used to treat deep lines and wrinkles in order to restore a more youthful appearance. It lasts longer than hyaluronic dermal fillers so that you can enjoy your results with fewer maintenance treatments.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that rapidly adds volume. It also triggers collagen production for long-lasting results. Radiesse® uses a biologically safe material that stimulates cells around it to start making more collagen. This additional collagen maintains your volume and smoothness even after the original filler material has faded.
How Does Radiesse® Work?
Dermal fillers come in many materials. Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, a laboratory-made duplicate of a mineral naturally found in bone. The particles are suspended in a gel matrix that allows precise filler placement. You will see volume immediately after treatment as a result of this gel, which is replaced by collagen over the following months. New collagen tightens and firms the skin while restoring your natural facial volume.
How Long Does Radiesse® Last?
The injected filler in Radiesse® will gradually fade away. The new collagen that forms in its place gives Radiesse® its long-lasting results. Many people see results lasting two years or even longer. Dr. Langdon and his team will develop a schedule to help you keep your skin looking youthful and smooth. With one treatment every few years, you can maintain your new collagen for as long as you wish.
What Does Radiesse® Treat?
Radiesse® excels at treating deep lines and wrinkles. Many people have Radiesse® to treat nasolabial folds, the creases from the base of the nose to the mouth. Other common locations include the marionette folds on the side of the chin. Radiesse® can sculpt and enhance the cheeks. It can also add volume to the backs of the hands to soften and smooth their appearance.
Is There Any Downtime With Radiesse®?
A typical Radiesse® treatment only takes fifteen minutes, and you can return to your usual activities afterward. To ensure your comfort and relaxation, we offer PRO-NOX™, a fast and effective method of administering nitrous oxide to keep you calm and avoid stress. You can leave the office immediately after treatment and return to your usual routine. Some people notice a few small spots of bruising or sensitivity in the injection area that goes away within a day or two.
Am I a Good Candidate for Radiesse®?
Because Radiesse® uses a lab-produced, purified version of a mineral found in your body, most people do not react to it. You may be a good candidate if you want a long-lasting dermal filler to treat lines and add volume. Radiesse® is safe for all skin types and tones.
I had 3 treatments with the PicoSure laser to remove 2 black ink tattoos. The tattoos are 20 years old and located on my ankle and lower back. I previously had 12 treatments with a qswitch laser at Cornell and almost gave up as the results were poor in my case. The PicoSure laser at Dr. Langdon’s office was the exact opposite experience. There is much less pain and discomfort with a much quicker recovery time than my Cornell qswitch experience. I hardly noticed any pain after the procedure and even the next day there was no need to address a wound like I did with the Cornell qswitch treatments. The results are unbelievable and the tattoos are now greatly diminished. I anticipate 2 more treatments to completely remove the visible elements of the ink. I also feel the treatment price is fair due to the high cost of this cutting edge laser. It has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend the Langdon center to anyone removing an unwanted tattoo. I was getting very discouraged in the past and the PicoSure laser treatments gave me faith that I will finally be able to remove my tattoos.
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If you have further questions about Radiesse®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.