The Radiesse “Liquid Facelift”
Radiesse, approved by the FDA as safe and effective for reducing moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth, is one of the new class of injectable dermal fillers that are so effective they are often called “liquid facelifts.” Juvederm and Restylane are other examples of popular dermal fillers. Radiesse works by augmenting the skin’s natural supply of collagen. It is a long-lasting alternative to injectable collagen and other dermal fillers for both smoothing wrinkles and adding volume and contour to the face. Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus, and the staff of board certified dermatologists here at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills provide Restylane treatments for our patients from Essex and Morris Counties and throughout northern New Jersey.Radiesse injections can be used on many areas of the face and body and have been shown in studies to be especially effective for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and marionette lines extending from the corners of the mouth to the chin. Radiesse filler can also be used to treat depressed scars and oral commissures.
The Secret of Radiesse’s Success
Radiesse is composed of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a mineral similar to the material that comprises bones, suspended in a water-based gel. The CaHA stimulates the production of collagen, a natural substance in the body that adds fullness and suppleness to the skin. Because CaHA is similar to minerals in the body, it will not cause allergic reactions, eliminating the need for pre-treatment allergy testing, as is necessary when using animal- or human-derived collagen fillers. Radiesse treatments typically require about 15 minutes, and normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Only one or two treatments are necessary to achieve the full benefits of Radiesse. Results can last up to one year or longer, and can be prolonged with touch-up treatments. Studies have found Radiesse requires fewer touch-up treatments than other popular dermal fillers.
Learn more about the difference Radiesse and other dermal fillers can make for you in Livingston. If you live in Morris or Essex Counties or anywhere in northern New Jersey, call or email us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus or any of our board certified physicians at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills.