When it comes to adding volume to a face that looks like it is deflated, there is a great option for many people. An injectible filler known as Radiesse (Radiance in Europe) is available to those who want to recontour their faces. Radiesse is FDA-approved to fill in the nasolabial folds, those deep lines that travel from the nostril to the corner of the mouth. Other off-label uses include augmenting the chin and jawline, lifting the cheeks, filling in the hollows around the eyes, and correcting/camouflaging small irregularities on the nose. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxyl apatite, a mineral that is found in our tooth enamel. It is very biocompatible. Many patients will get between 12-18 months duration before the product is gone from under the skin. Unlike many of the other fillers available, Radiesse leaves behind standing volume that future injections can build upon. Most people need their first injection followed by a booster injection at three months.
If you are interested in more information about Radiesse and how it could help revolumize your face, please contact us at (303) 708-8234 to arrange a consultation in our Denver, Colorado office. Or, for more information, visit us on the web at http://www.drmanishshah.com.