Radiesse - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Calcium hydroxyapatite is a synthetic compound that serves not only as a filler but also as a volumizer, thereby increasing durability.
Correction of static intermediate and deep lines on the lower and mid face, cheek augmentation, correction of scars, volume replenishment for hand rejuvenation.
Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen for 10 days. Local anesthesia by injection makes the procedure more comfortable when used around the mouth and in cheeks.
Avoidance of aspirin or ibuprofen for 3 days.
Allergy to calcium hydroxy-apatite (extremely rare)
1-3 days of swelling and erythema, up to 7 days for bruising (may be covered easily).
Hi Dr. R, I am interested in Radiesse (or any other filler) for my jaw line. It is not very prominent and from the side it appears to disappear into my neck. I am not overweight but it makes me look that way. Can enhancement be done with fillers? If so, which do you recommend best and how many units would be needed (on average)?
A face must be seen from multiple angles in order to determine what strategy is the best to address a specific concern. Often, lifting and recountouring go hand in hand to achieve this goal. Certain fillers are better for lift others are better for reflation and contouring. Simple recountouring may require 1-2 syringes whereas a liquid face lift easily consumes 1 syringes. In office evaluation is needed for discussion of expectations, side effects and a cost estimate.