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In December 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse for the treatment of deep facial folds and wrinkles as well as for augmenting and restoring areas of the face affected by lipidatrophy, or fat loss. Radiesse, like other dermal fillers, is injected just beneath the surface of the skin to add volume to sunken areas and to enhance overall facial appearance. Significant results are typically visible after only one treatment, but additional treatments are usually necessary for maintenance.
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What You Should Know About Radiesse
Radiesse contains particles of a synthetic substance known as calcium hydroxylapatite that are suspended in an injectable gel. Calcium hydroxylapatite, although synthetic, is similar to a substance found naturally in bones and has long been used in medical devices.
Ideal candidates for Radiesse include individuals with deep wrinkles and facial folds who want smoother, younger-looking skin. Radiesse is also ideal for restoring facial fullness in patients with HIV who frequently suffer from lipidatrophy "“ a condition marked by sunken cheeks and hollows around the eyes.
Radiesse: Benefits and Risks
Benefits of Radiesse include:
- Improved facial contouring
- Procedure is minimally invasive
- Immediate results
- Results generally last for at least one year
- Little or no downtime
As with other dermal fillers, Radiesse should only be injected under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon. Side effects are generally mild but may include redness, bruising,
swelling, and possibly infection.
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