Composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, Radiesse is a synthetic filler approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Minute calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel carrier are what makes up Radiesse, which is biocompatible with a low risk of allergic reactions. Used extensively, Radiesse® is a temporary filler like Restylane® and Juvederm®.
Some areas that Raidesse may treat are:
- nasolabial folds
- marionette lines
- depressions around the corners of the mouth and chin
Radiesse provides immediate results that are soft, and natural. Results are lasting and complications are rare. Most physicians tend not to use this product in the lip area as risk for complications is higher in this area.
Tiny amounts of Radiesse® are injected with a thin needle. Topical anesthetic only is used to treat the area prior to the procedure. A brief procedure time with very little discomfort is to be expected, with results that are visible right away. There are some medications that should be avoided before surgery, these include asprin and ibprofen, Dr. Chung will give you a complete list prior to treatment.
We make it a priority to support you during your recovery. Dr. Chung believes in ensuring that her patients feel informed and empowered about their after care.
An ice pack can be used post surgery, every 20 minutes for 24 hours to combat bruising or swelling (this may or may not be necessary). Dr. Chung desires that you stay upright and to avoid lifting, bending, or straining for the first 24 hours after your procedure. Bruising may take up to a week to fade, but make-up can be applied at any time after treatment.
To find out more information about Juvéderm & Radiesse® Fillers, contact the office of plastic surgeon Lynn Chung, MD.