Aging skin loses natural support structures that keep skin supple and youthful. Collagen and elastin diminish within the skin, resulting in wrinkles and creases. To help replenish what you lose, Water’s Edge Dermatology offers Radiesse®, a dermal filler treatment used to rapidly correct facial lines and wrinkles, as well as volume loss in your hands.
What is Radiesse and how does it work?
Radiesse is made up of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It works below the skin’s surface to create new scaffolding that supports the skin and makes it appear fuller. Not only does Radiesse add volume, but it also stimulates skin to produce new collagen. It is especially formulated for:
- Smile lines (lines and wrinkles around the nose, also known as nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
- Chin wrinkles
- Pre-jowl folds (the areas on either side of our chin)
Even if your face appears more youthful, your hands can easily give away your age. Radiesse is the first and only FDA-approved product to correct volume loss in the hands. Radiesse restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately and can last up to one year.
What can I expect from treatment?
After discussing your treatment goals, your Water’s Edge Dermatology practitioner will apply a numbing cream and then inject Radiesse through a small needle directly under the skin in the areas you want to target. This filler adds volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.
It only takes about 15 minutes for your Water’s Edge Dermatology practitioner to administer Radiesse. Since it requires no downtime, you can go right back to work or your daily routine.
When will I see results and for how long will they last?
Radiesse’s unique composition provides immediate visual improvement, along with the benefit of long-lasting results – up to a year or more in many patients. For many people, it only takes one treatment to achieve the desired results.
To find out if Radiesse is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists. Request an appointment online or call Water’s Edge Dermatology today. We have locations throughout Central and South Florida. Find the location nearest you.
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