Radiesse® wrinkle filler is an injectable filler that contains tiny calcium based microspheres which are made of components similar to those found naturally in your body. Radiesse® instantly restores fullness to smooth out the signs of aging and can stimulate your own natural collagen. Radiesse® filler is the only calcium-based filler that stimulates the production of your own natural collagen.
Why People Choose Radiesse®
Radiesse® is a versatile filler that can be used for both soft tissue augmentation and bony augmentation. Areas that can be treated with Radiesse® :
- Cheek augmentation (malar area)
- Chin augmentation
- Nasolabial folds
- Oral commissure (corners of mouth)
- Jawline (pre-jowl area)
- Temporal hallowing
During your initial consultation, one of our experienced plastic surgeons will perform a thorough facial aesthetic analysis to determine if you are a good candidate for Radiesse®. The goal of the consultation is for you to obtain all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding Radiesse®. Following your consultation, you will have a better understanding of how Radiesse® can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
If you are on aspirin, non-steroidal pain medications (NSAIDs), blood thinning medications (Coumadin, Lovenox, Plavix, etc.), and some herbal medications (garlic, Vitamin E, etc) you are at slightly higher risk of bruising after Radiesse®. If you are on these medications or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and speak with the physician prior to your injection or consultation. Patients at “high risk” for bruising or any patient that wants to try and prevent bruising can be pre-medicated with anti-bruising medications.
What to Expect
All Radiesse® injections are performed by Dr. Liu, a fellowship trained plastic surgeon. Radiesse® is extremely well tolerated and most patients report only mild discomfort. We use a multi-modality regimen with several pain reducing techniques to make your experience as comfortable as possible. The results from Radiesse® may last a year or more in many patients.
After the injection, patients can resume normal daily activities. Avoid strenuous activities the evening after injection. You will have no additional restrictions thereafter. Occasionally there may be some bruising or swelling. If you have specific plans or public engagements where bruising may be problematic we ask that you contact our office and speak with the physician prior to your injection.
Contact Liu Plastic Surgery
Radiesse® plays an important role in any facial rejuvenation program and can promote collagen deposition providing a long lasting and natural facial rejuvenation. To find out if Radiesse® is right for you, please make an appointment with Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu.