Radiesse Case Study
What Areas of the Face Can Radiesse Address?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can be used instead of an implant device to augment the cheeks, chin and the nose. It is also approved for use in addressing the signs of aging in various areas of the face and improving the appearance of certain types of scars. Dr. Sadati frequently uses dermal fillers to enhance his patients' appearances at …show more content…
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. These microspheres are suspended in carboxymethylcellulose, which is a biocompatible gel. Since CaHA is naturally found within the bones, an immune or chronic inflammatory response is unlikely. Furthermore, the carboxymethylcellulose in which it is suspended does not require allergy testing.
Why Do Wrinkles Appear on the Face?
As we age, our body reduces the amount of collagen it produces; thus, leading to the formation of wrinkles. However, Radiesse is designed to stimulate the natural production of collagen, which increases the amount of time the results achieved with this treatment last: With this product, results can last up to 18 months.
For Rejuvenation Purposes, What Issues Can Radiesse Improve?
Dr. Kevin Sadati uses Radiesse at his office in Orange County to address:
Deep smile lines – these lines run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth and are also referred to as the nasolabial folds. This facial characteristic can make an individual appear tired and aged. Pre-Jowl folds – these folds develop when volume is lost in the lower portion of the face. The folds develop on each side of the lower face, extending to the outer corners of the …show more content…
In addition, it is important that patients provide Dr. Sadati with a full medical history, including any medications that they are currently taking as well as any health issues (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, etc.) they have. Allergies to medications and/or latex must also be discussed. Patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients found in Radiesse are not good candidates for this product; however, Dr. Kevin Sadati may have a different dermal filler that will meet his or her needs.
Any medications, herbal supplements and vitamins that are known to thin the blood should be discontinued for at least two weeks before the dermal filler treatment. These products include ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E, fish oil and prescription blood thinners. However, it is important to note that patients should not discontinue any prescription medication before discussing it with Dr. Sadati and their treating physician.
Addressing the Signs of Aging or Augmenting the Nose, Chin and/or Cheeks Using Radiesse