Radiesse ® in Minneapolis-St. Paul
What is Radiesse ®?
Signs of facial aging begin in the thirties. The lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), mouth to chin (marionette lines), in addition to lines around the mouth become more prominent with age, even in non-smokers. These areas can be treated with Radiesse® to plump up what time has taken away. The goal is to minimize shadows on the face and restore natural contours, not overdo things. Radiesse® is a dermal filler made up of microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA). This filler adds volume while simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen. Over time, the body absorbs the gel, leaving behind the body’s own natural collagen. Radiesse can be used to treat smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and the corners of the mouth. Dr. Rocheford does charge $100 for consultations, and that fee is deducted from the price of your in-office procedure.
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Who is a Good Candidate for Radiesse ®?
Patients who wish to smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds can benefit from Radiesse® injections. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have an allergy to lidocaine should not receive these injections.
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The lines from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), mouth to chin (marionette lines) in addition to lines around the mouth become more prominent with age. These areas can be treated with injectable fillers to plump up what time has taken away. The goal is to minimize shadows on the face and restore natural contours, not overdo things.
Radiesse ® Recovery
Following treatment, patients may experience swelling and redness, though there is very little downtime needed. It is advised that patients avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours following treatment, or until swelling and redness has resolved. Results are immediate and can last for one to two years. If you’re interested in Radiesse®, now is a great time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford at our plastic surgery offices, serving the Twin Cities Metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury and beyond. Simply request a consultation online or call Rocheford Plastic Surgery at 651-739-1100 today to schedule your appointment. Click for more FAQ’s Consultation Checklist