Learn More About Radiesse
Many people feel self-conscious about the fine lines and wrinkles or loss of volume that occurs in the face due to aging. However, patients are commonly hesitant to undergo surgery in order to address these insecurities. Fillers such as Radiesse can help restore a youthful appearance and add volume through a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler. This means that it’s composed of the same material found naturally in the bones and teeth. Injecting Radiesse instantly adds volume, but the product also works to stimulate growth of your own tissues and collagen. This means that results often last longer than with other filler products, with volume remaining for up to a year or longer. Like other fillers, however, the product is slowly broken down by the body over time.
Radiesse can treat many insecurities, and Dr. Shienbaum typically uses the product to enhance the appearance of the face or butt. It is a good option to fill in sunken areas of the face or to non-surgically contour and add volume to the buttocks.
There is no downtime associated with Radiesse treatment, but patients should avoid strenuous activity for the first 24-48 hours after their injections. Some mild swelling or bruising is also common, which lasts about one or two weeks.
Dr. Shienbaum will assess your concerns and candidacy to determine if Radiesse is a good fit for you. If you are a good candidate, Radiesse can be injected immediately following your consultation. Dr. Shienbaum will apply a topical numbing cream and use very small needles during treatment. Most patients find that the injections are virtually painless. The entire treatment takes about 10-20 minutes, and patients can return to normal activities the same day.
Schedule your Radiesse consultation online, or call Brandon Plastic Surgery at (813) 359-1075.