Today there are multiple injectable wrinkle treatments on the market for you to use to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatment, offered by Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Phi P. Nguyen, is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face and for fixing age-related volume loss in the hands. Women and men who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively improve your facial features. Radiesse can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique treatment plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at MIA Plastic Surgery.
Women and men who are in good general health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. Radiesse can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. You should not have Radiesse injections if you are allergic to lidocaine or any of the other ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Phi about any allergies (severe or not) and your medical history. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within several years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of our minor procedure rooms at MIA Plastic Surgery about 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, you will lay comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their injection at the initial prick of the needle, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will guide Dr. Phi as he carefully injects the needle into the needed areas. As soon as the injections are done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.
What to Expect
After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild swelling, bruising, and redness. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call our office. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers, with results for about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Phi during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
As an injectable dermal filler, Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating wonderful results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse wrinkle treatments, please call MIA Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phi P. Nguyen.