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How Does The Cosmetic Filler Radiesse Work

Aug 18, 2007
Injectable fillers are popular among people seeking cosmetic enhancements for several reasons. First, they are affordable and safe. They also are noninvasive, and require only an office visit so there is no "down time". Results are quickly, sometimes immediately, noticeable, and you can go on about your day after receiving the treatment.

Radiesse is one of the popular fillers and has a variety of uses on the face, including the smoothing and contouring nasolabial folds lines (those folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth). It can enhance your smile, ease or erase vertical lip lines, and provide more definition to your lips. Radiesse remains soft after injection and takes on the characteristics of the tissue around the area in which it is used. Because this product enhances natural collagen production in the skin, new soft tissue gradually replaces the Radiesse over time.

Radiesse is based on an advanced calcium microsphere technology - spherical particles composed of various natural and synthetic materials with diameters in the micrometer range, suspended in a natural gel that can be injected into the skin. Since calcium is a natural part of our bodies Radiesse does not require allergy testing prior to use. Radiesse stimulates the skin to produce new collagen, which is one benefit of this product.

As with most other fillers, results are not permanent - but Radiesse does last significantly longer than most. Patient follow-up indicated that results usually last at least a year and sometimes even several years. This makes the treatment attractive to patients because it meets their goals while saving time and money.

Usually with dermal fillers a mild localized anesthetic is applied or injected first, to minimize any discomfort. The side effects from fillers tend to be minimal but can include some slight swelling or bruising. After Radiesse treatments you should avoid activities that would strain or stimulate your facial muscles (such as massage or a facial). You want the injected areas to remain relatively undisturbed for a period of about 48 hours.

It is advisable to have only a qualified, board-certified dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon administer injectables. These physicians have specialized knowledge of facial anatomy and are experienced in injection techniques. An additional advantage of having a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon administer your injection is that he or she can knowledgably advise you on product choice. There are a number of dermal fillers available on the market, so judgment about whether Radiesse is right for you should be the best judgment available.

If Radiesse appeals to you, your first step in exploring it further should be to make an appointment to discuss it with a qualified plastic surgeon. He or she can tell you why and how many people in your area select Radiesse or any other injectable.

Note: The specific risks and the suitability of Radiesse for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with a physician. All procedures have some degree of risk. The information provided here is not a substitute for a consultation.
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Get acquainted with a thorough research on cosmetic procedures before having any surgery or treatment done. Getting the facts is very simple, just go to http://www.ljcsc.com the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre website and get brief information on injectables, La Jolla facelifts, or La Jolla tummy tuck.
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