Reflections MedSpa, Sarasota

Radiesse™

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Radiesse™
Facial lines and wrinkles are caused by a gradual breakdown of the body’s collagen and the elastin fibers in the skin. No one is immune from experiencing this normal aging process. Squinting, frowning and smiling also inflict stress on the underlying collagen in the skin and accelerate the formation of these furrows.

Radiesse™, is a cosmetic filler that provides dramatic results for improving the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and folds. This is a non-surgical solution to soften facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume and fullness to the skin, and fill in scars. The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look.

Radiesse™ is a synthetic injectable implant composed of smooth CaHA microspheres, that have a diameter range of 25µm to 45µm, suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. These consistently shaped and sized particles have proven safe and work as a scaffold to help your body form new collagen.

What is the treatment like?
Radiesse™ is injected in small amounts under your skin to fill creases, lines, wrinkles or folds. It can also be injected deep to add volume. Skin is anesthetized with a topical cream or anesthetic block. Treatment results are immediately evident.

What can I expect following treatment?
You can resume normal activities following treatment. The most commonly reported side effect has been redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within 2 weeks. Results are immediately evident. Lines, wrinkles and folds look softer and the volume restoration gives you a more youthful appearance.

How long do the results last?
Depending on many factors, such as your lifestyle, age, area treated and your genetics your results may last as long as six months to a year. You may require a touch up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the first treatment to achieve your desired result. When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as needed.

What are the benefits of treatment?
You will immediately discern a smoothing of the wrinkles and folds. With time the filler simulates your own body’s collagen to improve results. It can be used to restore volume to the mid face giving you a more natural, youthful appearance. It can also be used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid fillers or other cosmetic treatments to give you the desired results. The effects of the treatment diminish naturally and you can replenish the area as needed.