Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It can be found in the bones, tendons, muscles and skin. Collagen is what gives our skin its firmness, elasticity and strength. As we age, the amount of collagen in our bodies diminishes, as does our body’s ability to produce new collagen. The loss of this important protein results in skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles and the loss of youthful volume.
Radiesse Injections in NYC
Radiesse is an FDA approved injectable filler used to increase volume in the face and promote new collagen production. Radiesse is composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) suspended in cellulose. CaHA are tiny microspheres that serve to immediately fill in fine lines and wrinkles, plumping the skin and filling in any depressions. Both CaHa and cellulose are naturally occurring substances in the body. Over time, the body’s natural metabolic processes absorb both materials, leaving behind only your natural collagen and the new collagen Radiesse has stimulated.
Indications for Radiesse by Dr. Frank
Radiesse is injected directly under the lines, wrinkles and folds in the face. Most often, it is used to add dimension to the cheek bones, forehead, and chin areas, as well as to treat hollowness around the eyes. Wrinkles concentrated around the nasolabial folds, the area under the nose and above the mouth, are also a common target.
Radiesse can be combined with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to provide the most comfortable injection treatment. It increases volume to areas of your face that have lost definition and structure.
Ideal Candidates for Radiesse
The best candidates are those with relatively elastic skin and who are in good overall health. For a more accurate assessment of your candidacy for Radiesse, contact our office and schedule an in-person consultation appointment with Dr. Frank.
Your Customized Radiesse Treatment
Dr. Frank is known for treating each patient with the individualized attention they deserve. He is on your team every step of the way, and works to achieve your utmost satisfaction so that you can find confidence and pride in your new look. As always, Dr. Frank will be completely honest in his assessment of whether or not Radiesse can help your condition, and he will construct a personalized plan with your common goals in mind. It is not unusual for Dr. Frank to recommend a Radiesse treatment in conjunction with other procedures you may be undergoing, alongside simultaneous laser treatments or with other fillers such as Botox and Dysport.
Results of Your Radiesse Treatment
The results of your treatment may be noticed almost immediately*. It is important to remember, however, that results are temporary. Your body will eventually metabolize the microspheres and cellulose in Radiesse. Radiesse does stimulate the production of collagen. As the natural aging process continues, patients will need follow-up visits to retouch their injections and maintain their rejuvenated look.
Recovery After Radiesse
There is usually no downtime associated with a Radiesse treatment as conducted by Dr. Frank*. The entire process is complete in less than thirty minutes, and can technically be conducted during a lunch break. Because you will not need to take time off from your normal routine to compensate for recovery, and can even return straight to work after the injections, Radiesse is considered a practical, feasible option for a number of candidates.
Possible Side Effects of Radiesse
There are not many risk factors associated with Radiesse besides residual swelling, bruising, redness, and itchiness that may ensue. Each of these symptoms is completely normal following the injection, but will subside within 2 days of treatment*. Should any of these symptoms persist, contact our office and schedule a follow-up appointment.
In addition, it is essential that you tell Dr. Frank of any prior medical conditions or allergies you have, as you may be allergic to certain components in Radiesse. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Radiesse.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Frank
There is good reason why Dr. Frank has been voted by both his peers and past patients as one of the best dermatologic surgeons practicing in NYC. He is board-certified to perform a variety of procedures and is proud to be able to apply his medical knowledge to the advantage of his patients. His office, centrally located in Manhattan, is easily accessible and is consistently equipped with all of the latest advances in dermatological medicine. Our helpful staff can schedule your consultation appointment today and start you on your journey to a more youthful, more radiant you with Radiesse. Don’t let the aging process get you down. Create a more youthful appearance with Radiesse.