Radiesse – Houston Dermal Fillers & Cosmetic Procedures
Radiesse FN™ is a new Houston cosmetic procedures injectable product for lip enlargement and filling of folds and lines to make you look younger. The advantage of this product is the potential for a long lasting effect.
Radiesse FN™ consists of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in gel (carboxymethylcellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. Additionally, the gel carrier does not require allergy testing such as required with collagen.
Calcium hydroxylapatite has been used in humans for a long time in prosthetic implants in dental, facial, and orthopedic surgery. Animal studies and use of the injectable product in vocal cords and bladder neck areas have shown that the product remains soft without new bone formation when injected into soft tissue. The longest term studies come from Italy and suggest that Radiesse FN™ shows promise as a new agent for facial contouring with no serious side effects and reasonable efficacy and durability.
Radiesse FN™ is now approved by the FDA for aesthetic uses by a cosmetic surgeon.
WHAT IS RADIESSE FN™?
RADIESSE FN™ is the first calcium hydroxylapatite injectable cohesive implant used for soft tissue augmentation. Over the last seven years, RADIESSE FN™ has proven to be a safe and effective alternative for those patients wishing to avoid the potential side effects of bovine and solid implant materials. RADIESSE FN™ consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a biocompatible carboxymethylcellulose gel. It is long lasting and does not require a skin test because it is the same mineral component found in our bones and teeth.
By supplementing your skin’s own depleted collagen with RADIESSE FN™, we can smooth out wrinkles and most scars without cosmetic surgery. We can also improve the appearance of deeper frown lines and nasal furrows. RADIESSE FN™ is a safe, effective, time-tested, non-surgical wrinkle treatment that provides immediate results.
WHAT AREAS RESPOND BEST TO RADIESSE FN™ TREATMENTS?
- Nasolabial folds
- Perioral lines
- Depressed scars
- Oral commissures
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Depending on the area treated, most of your correction may last for several months or years. Some touch-up treatments may be necessary.
WHAT ARE RADIESSE FN™ TREATMENTS LIKE?
RADIESSE FN™ treatments are performed in our Houston office and takes about fifteen minutes. RADIESSE is pre-loaded in syringes for use in treating and correcting your facial lines and other soft tissue defects. First we apply a little local anesthetic. Then the RADIESSE FN™ is injected into the wrinkle, through a tiny needle, and placed just under your skin. Unlike other fillers, RADIESSE FN™ is not absorbed by your system. Therefore, we do not need to over-fill the wrinkle. Your results are immediate and long-lasting.
HOW MANY RADIESSE FN™ TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This may vary depending on the patient, the area treated and the desired result. Results with RADIESSE FN™ are immediate. Usually one treatment is sufficient because RADIESSE FN™ is not absorbed by your body and is long lasting.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF THE RADIESSE FN™ IMPLANT ARE:
- Results are immediate.
- It cannot provoke any allergic reaction.
- It is soft and remains pliable for years.
- It is cost-effective because it is long lasting.
- There is no need to harvest tissue from another site on your body.