Radiesse® in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Have you started to notice deep facial creases and wrinkles forming as you age? This is a common complaint of many patients in and around Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Fortunately, Nathan Eberle, MD, DDS at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery offers a non-surgical treatment to reverse these signs of aging. Radiesse®, an injectable dermal filler, is used to fill in these deep wrinkles from inside.
This product is formulated to improve the skin’s structure by promoting the production of collagen, a key structural element in the skin. Collagen is naturally lost during the aging process, causing the skin to lose volume and flexibility and allowing it to form wrinkles. Radiesse® restores the skin’s structure by providing a framework of microscopic calcium spheres upon which the body can build additional collagen.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a specially designed dermal filler used to treat moderate to severe lines, creases, and wrinkles by increasing fullness, volume, and elasticity in the outer layer of skin. This is accomplished by providing an essential formation of microspheres in the innermost layers of the skin, resulting in skin that is supple, yet firm. Increased collagen production fills in the lattice of microspheres to reveal a smoother and more youthful skin texture. Radiesse® works by stimulating natural collagen production in the skin, creating results that are clinically proven to last longer than similar dermal injections.
Benefits Of Radiesse®
Radiesse® is a particularly unique injectable treatment formulated from calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural ingredient found in healthy skin.It safely eliminates deep lines and wrinkles in the face. Men and women who choose Radiesse® will see longer-lasting results, often up to two years with proper care. Because Radiesse® works by increasing the natural production of collagen over time, patients see results improve gradually. This process provides support and lifts the skin from the innermost layers resulting in supple, firm skin with increased elasticity. Some of the exceptional benefits that Radiesse® users will experience include:
- Naturally occurring ingredients.
- Quick and easy treatments, with results with lasting up to two years.
- Very low risk of allergy.
- Virtually no downtime or recovery period.
- Immediately visible reduction of deep lines, wrinkles, and creases in the skin.
- Gradual improvements up to three months following initial treatment.
- Safe and effective alternative to cosmetic surgery.
Is Radiesse® Right For Me?
Radiesse® is a popular treatment among local residents who have started to see signs of aging on their facial skin. Their skin has begun to form lines and wrinkles as it loses volume and elasticity. Good candidates wish that their face looked younger and rejuvenated, but aren’t ready to commit to surgical options, such as a facelift. When compared with other injectable dermal fillers, Radiesse® is known for being particularly effective on deep facial lines, such as those extending from the corners of the mouth up to the nose. Most adults who are in good general health can receive this treatment.
Radiesse® and Facial Lipoatrophy
Facial lipoatrophy refers to the loss of subcutaneous fat just below the skin’s surface. While this condition is seen in people with advanced age and some healthy, younger adults, such as marathon runners, moderate to severe Facial Lipoatrophy has become increasingly associated with HIV and AIDS patients. The condition itself is not life-threatening, but it is one of the most obvious and stigmatizing complications of HIV and AIDS treatment. Several studies have shown that HIV and AIDS patients experience lower self-esteem and a diminished quality of life due to facial lipoatrophy.
The one million Americans who are HIV-positive are at risk of developing facial lipoatrophy. Facial lipoatrophy is often a side-effect of the treatments used to control HIV, and the condition can lead to flattening or indentation of contoured areas of the face, such as the cheeks and eyes. While most people who suffer from this condition may have the HIV disease under control, the effects of facial lipoatrophy could suggest otherwise, which may cause HIV sufferers to feel stigmatized and experience psychological trauma. Radiesse® is an advanced dermal filler that’s been proven to immediately and effectively reverse signs of facial lipoatrophy. Treatment of facial lipoatrophy with Radiesse® resulted in sustainable improvements in cheek thickness. Studies have shown that mean cheek thickness improved over 12 months, with the greatest improvement after three months. For HIV and AIDS patients that qualify, the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery participates in the financial assistance program for Radiesse®.
How Involved Is The Radiesse® Procedure?
Dr. Eberle administers dermal filler injections in our Weston office and takes only a few minutes. No incisions or anesthesia are required, making this a minimally invasive treatment. A topical numbing cream can be used to make you more comfortable during the treatment, however, most patients find this unnecessary. Dr. Eberle uses a thin needle to inject the dermal filler gel into the skin. Often, treatment requires several injections over the targeted area. Once this process is complete, patients can leave our office immediately.
How Long Is The Recovery After Radiesse®?
After receiving dermal filler injections, patients can return home or back to work immediately. There are no bandages needed, although you should avoid touching your face for 24 hours. Dental work and massage should be avoided for two weeks following the procedure. Side effects are generally mild, and may include tenderness, redness, swelling or bruising lasting up to three days. Some effects of the treatment are visible immediately. Others appear over the coming weeks as your body begins to build up collagen in the skin. Many patients find that these results remain visible as long as two years after their initial treatment.
How Much Does Radiesse® Cost?
The cost of Radiesse® depends on the volume of injectable product needed, with most sessions requiring one to three syringes worth. Financing is available.
What Should I Do Next?
If you live in or around Fort Lauderdale and Broward County and are searching for a way to reduce the visible signs of aging appearing on your face, consider Radiesse® injections, which can provide a smoother, rejuvenated facial appearance. To learn more about this dermal filler treatment, contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation with Nathan Eberle, MD, DDS or Pamela Miller, PA-C.