Radiesse is an FDA-approved, hypoallergenic dermal gel filler that is injected into sub dermal facial tissues to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in our Los Angeles dermatology offices.
To help our patients reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten skin, American Skin Institute providers can use a variety of facial fillers, including Radiesse. This is a very versatile filler that can be used to treat a number of wrinkles on the face, including nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the mouth, and sagging skin in the cheeks. However, to achieve the best results with Radiesse, it’s vital to work with a highly experienced and trained provider who understands the proper skin assessment and injection techniques for this filler. This is because Radiesse provides long lasting results under the skin (over a year in some cases), and unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse cannot be easily dissolved if an error is made during treatment. At American Skin Institute we take these issues very seriously and have invested significant time and effort to ensure extensive training for our providers, who have now used Radiesse to help countless patients achieve a more youthful appearance.
How Radiesse Works
At American Skin Institute, we can utilize a variety of dermal fillers to help patients minimize the appearance of aging skin. Many dermal fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, which increases volume under the skin by drawing moisture to the treatment site.
Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse does not work by attracting moisture to the site, but instead focuses on adding immediate volume to the treatment site through a special gel, which then stimulates collagen production in the long term. With more collagen at the treatment site, the skin becomes more elastic over time, a process which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
The main ingredient in Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, a chemical which is responsible for stimulating collagen production within the skin.
What does Radiesse Treat?
Although Radiesse can be used to address a variety of facial wrinkles, American Skin Institute providers typically use this dermal filler to address wrinkles around the nose and the mouth. These often include deep nasolabial folds and smile lines.
With Radiesse injections into the treatment site, immediate support can be provided under the wrinkles to decrease their depth and visibility. Over time, the calcium hydroxylapatite molecules stimulate collagen production, which continues to provide support in the area even as the Radiesse gel is gradually dissolved by the body.
Another viable use for Radiesse injections is to add volume to the cheeks, which often begin to sag with age. This sagging occurs due to the loss of fatty tissues underneath the skin, as well as the decrease in collagen fibers that provide support. The effect of these changes is further exacerbated by gravity, which constantly pulls the skin downward.
When injected into the cheeks, the Radiesse gel will give the cheeks immediate volume enhancement, which can last for over a year in some cases, due to the collagen production that will take place after injections.
Do Radiesse Injections Hurt?
American Skin Institute providers are highly trained in administering Radiesse injections with the least amount of discomfort for our patients. This includes using topical or local anesthetics to improve your comfort, and utilizing the smallest needles possible to decrease any pain or bruising.
How Long do Radiesse Results Last?
American Skin Institute providers can expertly administer Radiesse in a way that achieves long lasting results, that can last a year or longer. Of course, the longevity of results will depend on each patient’s unique biology and the severity of the problem being treated. However, our providers are trained to achieve the best results for our patients, and have deep experience working with individuals with varying degrees of wrinkle depth and complexity.
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At American Skin Institute of Los Angeles, we're proud to offer Radiesse to the Los Angeles area and across Southern California. With three locations in Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village, we are easily accessible to residents throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for Radiesse, including: Agoura, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission Hills, Moorpark, North Hollywood, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Valley Glen, Westwood, Woodland Hills