Over time, your skin begins to lose elasticity and wrinkles, fine lines and depressions begin to appear. These signs of aging are also caused by sun exposure. Though surgery can correct these issues, dermal fillers like Radiesse in Philadelphia can work to fill these depressions and provide a more vibrant appearance.
Radiesse is a very popular wrinkle filler with a unique composition. Made of smooth, tiny calcium microspheres in a water-based gel, Radiesse creates a sort of scaffolding to enhance your skin structure. The composition of Radiesse is safe and biocompatible, so no allergy test is required.
Radiesse Specials in Philadelphia
We frequently offer promotions and special pricing on Radiesse treatments at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office. Check our specials page for more information.
Radiesse: Where can it be used?
Radiesse is useful for many treatment applications that involve facial contouring. Volume loss in the skin leads to contour depressions and a gaunt appearance. With Radiesse, we’re basically restoring that volume to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and conditions such as the following:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Depressed scars
- Nasal contouring
- Sunken cheeks
Radiesse treatment: What’s involved?
Radiesse is injected into the subdermal plane of your skin using a fine needle. To reduce discomfort, an ice pack, nerve block or topical anesthetic can be used, but for many patients this may not be necessary. Once the injection is complete, the treatment area is gently massaged for a few seconds to ensure smooth results.
After Radiesse Treatment: What to expect
Results of Radiesse can last 12 months. The longevity of your results may depend on what area gets treated. Many patients make follow-up appointments several months after the first treatment to maintain the beautiful effects of Radiesse. No downtime is necessary after Radiesse treatment, so you can return to your normal routine right away. Possible side effects include minor bruising, redness, swelling and itching.
In addition to Radiesse in Philadelphia, Dr. Genter offers other injectable fillers that may provide a similar smoothing effect to wrinkled or depressed skin. These other non-surgical options includeJuvederm. Botox is also available as a non-invasive treatment for some types of wrinkles.
Contact Dr. Genter’s office in Jenkintown at 215-572-7744 to learn more about treatment with Radiesse in Philadelphia.