Radiesse For Jawline & Chin Definition / Enhancement By: Leonard E APRN, NP-C, FNP-BC
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It is a great choice for facial contouring and for correcting facial asymmetries. Like the hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane and Juvederm), it can help soften the lines of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. However, Nurse Practitioner Einstein believes that it is even more effective in contouring of the cheeks, chin, and jaw line, which can also help to achieve wrinkle reduction and soften the nasolabial folds as well.
One of the many benefits of Radiesse is that it delivers immediate results for patients looking to erase wrinkles and re-contour certain areas of their face. It can also improve symmetry, which has been shown to improve attractiveness. In addition to replenishing lost volume, Radiesse also stimulates collagen production to promote a more long-term improvement. In many patients, this extended correction can last for up to one year to two years in some patients.
Like the hyaluronic acid fillers, there are very few side effects. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and the most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising.
Radiesse for Nasolabial Folds & Marionette lines
THE RADIESSE MIDFACE CHEEK LIFT
The loss of midface volume is one of the hallmarks of facial aging, and this can lead to significant changes in the facial appearance. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to restore volume and provide a similar ‘lift’ without surgery.
Radiesse is an ideal filler to replenish lost volume in the cheeks. Since it is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, it integrates well with the cheekbones. It can also be molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection to create the Radiesse Midface Cheek Lift. Patients who are good candidates for the procedure can expect to long much younger and refreshed once volume is restored.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR RADIESSE?
Virtually anyone with facial volume loss is a candidate for treatment with Radiesse, as well as individuals with poorly defined cheekbones. Many patients were born with poorly defined cheekbones; for these patients, Radiesse is an ideal filler choice. NP. Einstein also uses Radiesse for augmentation of the chin, temples, or jaw. Finally, Radiesse can be used to fill the nasolabial folds and other areas of the lower face. Overall, Radiesse is a very versatile product that can be used in a number of areas. Patients of all age groups can benefit from Radiesse treatment, but those with more significant skin laxity and volume loss tend to require more filler volume. Many patients choose to undergo facial filler treatments as an alternative to surgery, in order to avoid anesthesia and potential complications.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH A RADIESSE TREATMENT?
NP Einstein specially formulated topical numbing cream is applied for 15 to 20 minutes prior to treatment. The treatment takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to perform. The treatments involve very small needles, and are virtually painless due to the numbing cream and NP Einstein’s gentle injection technique. NP. Einstein also adds lidocaine (an anesthetic agent) to the Radiesse prior to treatment, which further enhances comfort. After NP. Einstein injects the Radiesse, he then massages the area to ensure that it is properly distributed. Patients may return to normal activities immediately after treatment.