RADIESSE® is a natural injectable gel made up of unique calcium based microspheres that stimulate the growth of collagen. The two ingredients in the gel are both very safe for the human body. After the initial effect, collagen production continues for some time, usually 4-12 weeks, to give you desirable, youthful looking skin. RADIESSE may be used to treat smile lines, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, pre-jowl, and chin wrinkles.
What to Expect During Treatment
Since the gel is biocompatible there is no prior skin testing necessary. RADIESSE is given as an injection with a small needle. The procedure does not take up much time and can be done during your lunch hour. RADIESSE is mixed with local anesthetic so the treatment is not uncomfortable.
What to Expect After Treatment
Results happen immediately after injection. There may be some swelling, bruising or redness and it is best to avoid the sun for a day or until any swelling and redness has gone away. Ice may be applied to injection site. Most people are able to get back to their day right after treatment. Touch-up or maintenance treatments may be desirable. The results may last for a year or more, some lasting up to 18 months.
For more information about RADIESSE, or to schedule a RADIESSE consultation, please contact Dr. Garramone’s office today at 239-482-1900.