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Carlton Scroggins, MD
Radiesse Rejuvenate Your Face With Non-Surgical Filler
Plastic Surgery of Greater Washington
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Radiesse Rejuvenate Your Face With Non-Surgical Filler

Radiesse is the newest non-surgical facial contouring filler that delivers an immediate, long-lasting result.
Whether you’re longing to reverse the common signs of aging or address a health issue that otherwise would require an invasive treatment, you have more options in looking and feeling better with Radiesse. Developed with safety and longevity in mind, Radiesse is a new generation injectable filler that offers superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without surgery.
What sets Radiesse apart from other dermal fillers? The answer is in its durability, longevity, and versatility. The unique composition of Radiesse provides immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, along with the benefit of long-lasting results. This is because Radiesse is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) micro-spheres. The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body’s own collagen grows, and this produces the desired long-term effect. These unique advantages make Radiesse the ideal choice for facial shaping and contouring – along with other therapeutic applications.
Non-surgical facial contouring using Radiesse is a new approach that makes you look and feel younger. Radiesse can be used for various areas including
Smile Lines
Marionette Lines – Those bothersome lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, that seem to get deeper with age.
Jaw Line
How long will Radiesse last?
In facial applications, Radiesse should provide a correction that lasts around one to two years (with an occasional touchup). Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.

How quickly can I return to my normal activities?

Approximately 24 hours following injection of Radiesse, most swelling or redness will have subsided. Some patients return to work immediately following injection, while others may need 24 hours.

Is Radiesse permanent?

No. The gel carrier dissipates over a few months allowing for new tissue infiltration. The CaHA particles gradually break down and are metabolized over two to three years.

Will Radiesse become hard or noticeable to touch?

No, Radiesse will remain soft and pliable and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding soft tissue.

What is Radiesse composed of?

Radiesse is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier.

How many treatments will I require?

Some patients may achieve an optimal correction on their first injection. For other patients, variability in the rate of tissue in-growth may require a touch-up to achieve an optimal correction.

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