Replenish lost volume and look refreshed with RADIESSE®, a volumizing filler. Not only does this wrinkle filler give you immediate results, it also continues to provide added benefit by stimulating the production of your own natural collagen.1 By adding instant volume, wrinkles and folds can disappear immediately. And in many patients, results lasted a year or more.
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of RADIESSE® for yourself, contact Patel Plastic Surgery.
RADIESSE®, a volumizing filler, provides long-lasting and natural results by immediately restoring lost volume.2,3 It’s ideal for correcting the following facial areas4:
- Smile lines*, also called nasolabial folds, which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines*, which begin at the corners of the mouth and extend down toward the chin
- Corners of the mouth* can begin to turn downward, giving the look of a constant frown
- Pre-jowls* that form along the jaw-line
- Chin wrinkles* lines across your chin
Just a single treatment of RADIESSE® can be all you need to make wrinkles and folds disappear. †
THE DIFFERENCE WITH RADIESSE®
Once you discover what makes RADIESSE® different, you’ll agree that it makes an excellent choice for facial renewal. RADIESSE® contains calcium-based microspheres that once injected, act as a scaffold under the skin to provide lift. Over time, these microspheres begin to stimulate your own natural collagen to grow so results are both immediate and long-lasting.1 RADIESSE can provide natural and long-lasting results;
clinical proven to last a year or more in many patients.2,3
WHAT TO EXPECT
RADIESSE® treatments are a quick in-office procedure at Patel Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City. In fact, your comfort can be significantly improved during the procedure because RADIESSE® is FDA approved to mix with Lidocaine, a local anesthetic. 4 Treatments are usually completed in about 30 minutes. Because little to no downtime is required, it’s likely you’ll be free to return to your regular daily routine right afterwards. And because the results are immediate, you can leave the office looking more refreshed.
“Well, the last time I had a picture taken I could hardly see my eyes because of the weight of heavy eyelid. Then I paid attention to how I was actually using my eyes and I really noticed when I was looking at anything especially the computer I was straining my forehead to see better. Since I have had it done I no longer have to lift the forehead and tilt my head to see. It is amazing! I love…” D. Rock 63 Yrs Old with Fat Droopy Eyes – Salt Lake City, UT
WHAT ARE RADIESSE® AND RADIESSE® (+)?
RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE RADIESSE® OR RADIESSE® (+)?
You should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a history of severe allergies, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use RADIESSE® (+) if you have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RADIESSE® AND RADIESSE® (+)?
One of the risks with using these products is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortlyclinical proven to last a year or more in many patients.2,3
after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have a skin infection until it has healed. It is not known if RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) is safe or effective in the lips, or in the area around the eyes. The microspheres in RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) dermal filler. If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Injection in the back of the hand may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. RADIESSE® may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to 1 year. You should minimize strenuous activity and avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment and until any swelling or redness has resolved.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE USING RADIESSE® OR RADIESSE® (+)?
Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you will experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand, if you have a history forming large, raised scars or if you have had any other skin treatments such as skin peels.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON ADVERSE EVENTS WITH RADIESSE® OR RADIESSE® (+)?
The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE® used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects. The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects. These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Merz collects information about adverse events seen with RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) outside of clinical studies. These events are included in the RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) Patient Information Guide based on an assessment of seriousness and potential causal relationship to RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+). Please see the Patient Information Guide available at www.radiesse.com for list of these events. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. RADIESSE® is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
- Studies show RADIESSE immediately replenishes lost volume and naturally stimulates your body’s own collagen.
- RADIESSE is immediate and subtle. It is a volumizing filler that helps minimize the effects of aging by immediately replenishing lost volume. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds, bringing back a more refreshed appearance.
- With just one treatment of RADIESSE® wrinkles and folds can disappear.
- RADIESSE® is truly unique in its ability to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing lift and stimulating the production of your own natural collagen. RADIESSE® naturally stimulates the production of your body’s own collagen, for results that are long lasting.
- RADIESSE® is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
- In clinical studies, RADIESSE® patients reported high satisfaction with the results they received.
BEFORE & AFTER
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The main side effects are mild, temporary swelling, redness, an accentuation of the brown spots, crusting, and an occasional bruise or small superficial blister (like a sunburn blister).
With a 3-D procedure, there are several layer of sutures, accurately placed to give the lifting, tightening and filling, without leaving any tell-tale pull-lines. Some are slow dissolving sutures, others are more permanent. The skin sutures are generally removed between 7 and 14 days.
Bleeding is not common as we pay close attention to proper hemostasis. On rare occasions, a small hematoma may collect.
Everyone will experience some numbness in the face: this resolves over weeks to months. This occurs because of the dissection of the face. This is not a complication.
Because of the dissection and repositioning of the tissues, it is common for there to be small differences in the smile between the right and left sides: this is usually only noticeable to the patient and to Dr. Patel! It recovers over a few weeks.
All faces have asymmetry and there will be some degree of asymmetry. This is to be expected.
Permanent weakness of nerves and muscles is rare.
The scars are usually very well hidden. However, some patients may have a tendency to cause hypertrophic scarring: in such cases, certain lasers and treatments will help. By-and-large, scars are rarely a problem. With Caucasian skin, pinkness of scars is to be expected for several weeks. With darker skin, some hyperpigmentation may occur.
In the first few days, everyone will experience some degree of dryness and blurry vision. You will also feel that your lids look a little tight on the outer corner where you will also feel some of the deeper sutures if you put your finger there: this is of no concern. The tightness and the bumps under the skin settle over a few weeks.
More serious complications which are very rare include excessive bleeding, hemorrhage and loss of vision.
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