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Radiesse

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Are You a Candidate for Radiesse?

     Radiesse candidates are typically between 35 and 60. Radiesse usually provides up to 80 percent improvement immediately after treatment. Since Radiesse is temporary, treatments must be repeated over the years to maintain the benefit. Alternative treatments or surgical procedures may be more appropriate in years to come, as your condition changes.








 

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The Radiesse Procedure
 
 
      The Radiesse procedure is performed in Dr. Hart's office. It is most often performed with local anesthesia. Patients may experience minimal discomfort from the needle injection. Depending upon the extent of treatment, the procedure can take up to 15 minutes. Patients return home within minutes after the procedure.

      The procedure involves injecting a compound of calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Calcium and phosphate ions, naturally occurring in our bodies, primarily make up the calcium hydroxyl apatite particles. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as well as glycerin and sterile water. Thin connective tissue forms around the microspheres so that the microspheres act as a filler that remains permanently implanted at the site location.

      Results are fully evident within one week. Radiesse can last two years or more, but touchups may be necessary throughout this time period.

 

Recovery after Radiesse Treatment

There may be minimal swelling, which usually subsides in 24 to 36 hours. There may also be some discomfort and bruising. The discomfort can be managed with medications. Normal activities can be resumed immediately; however, patients are advised to stay out of the sun.

 

Possible Complications and Risks of Radiesse

A rare complication might be the appearance of nodules which would require steroid treatment or surgical intervention. Unmanageable pain or any symptoms that are progressive or abnormal should be reported to Dr. Hart immediately. Dr. Hart can tell you more about possible complications and the remedies associated with each complication.

 

Alternative and Additional Treatments

There may be alternative treatment options, depending on your condition. Other minimally invasive procedures include collagen injections, Restylane and Fat Fillers. For severe signs of aging, surgical procedures may be more appropriate, such as a facelift. Dr. Hart may recommend additional treatments in conjunction with Radiesse, such as chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing or microdermabrasion.

 

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