Sometimes you only need a small change to look and feel even better. At McShan Medical, we offer Radiesse – an injectable gel that that offers a non-surgical approach to shaping and contouring the face, reversing the common signs of aging. This minimally invasive dermal filler is perfect for patients with a busy schedule who still want wonderful results.
What to Expect
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that is used to rapidly correct facial lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and folds alongside the nose and corner of the mouth (“smile lines”). It may also be used to restore volume and provide lift to the cheeks, chin, temples, and jaw line.
While Juvederm® is composed of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is made up of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. These calcium particles work below the skin’s surface to support the skin and make it appear fuller. In addition to adding volume, Radiesse also stimulates skin to produce new collagen.
After applying a numbing cream to the areas to be treated, our nurse practitioner will administer the injections just below the skin. Radiesse targets various areas of your face where there are lines and wrinkles, as well as areas that have lost volume and lack definition, such as cheekbones. The youthful appearance that you gain from Radiesse usually lasts from 6 months to over a year.