BOTOX AND FILLERS
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We receive patients from all over the Dallas, Fort Worth area for Botox and Facial Fillers. Even non-surgical applications have their risks and our patients rely on the medical expertise of our staff to make sure they are getting the very best treatment for Botox and other injectable applications such as Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse. Also in this category, for reducing lines and wrinkles is chemical peels. The application of Botox and Facial Fillers all have their specific indications and we hope this information helps you to find the right solution.
Radiesse is a filler that works great for enhancing cheek shape and volume. It can also be used to fill deep creases. You see immediate results after injection, plus Radiesse stimulates your body to produce collagen, enhancing your natural volume.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a filler that works great for enhancing cheek shape and volume. It can also be used to fill deep creases. It is different from other common fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero because it is not mad from hyaluronic acid. Instead, it is made out of calcium hydroxylapatite crystals that are suspended in a gel. Radiesse is a “biostimulatory” filler. You see immediate results after injection, plus Radiesse stimulates your body to produce collagen, enhancing your natural volume.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse is injected deeply, usually on top of bone to create a lifting and filling effect. The procedure is easily tolerated and causes minimal discomfort. Dr. Vennemeyer uses numbing cream and adds additional numbing medicine to the product to make the procedure comfortable for his patients.
You can see your result right away from Radiesse. Once the material is injected into the right places, your body will begin to produce collagen around the tiny Calcium crystals suspended in the gel. This process happens over many months. In general, the effects of Radiesse can last 18 months or more.
When is Radiesse used ?
Radiesse is a great option for restoring cheek volume or enhancing your cheek shape. It is used like an injectable implant and can improve chin and jawline shape and projection similar to a chin implant. Radiesse can improve the pre-jowl area and nasolabial folds, too. It is also frequently used to restore volume to the temple area, which deflates with age.
Aside from the face, Radiesse is a versatile filler and can be used to improve the appearance of aging hands by filling in between tendons and veins for a smoother contour.
What are the advantages of Radiesse?
Radiesse is a long-lasting filler that stimulates your body to make more of the collagen that is lost with aging. A very simple, in-office procedure can give you immediate results that last up to 18 months or more. Because the injections are deeper under the skin there is less bruising than some of the other fillers. It is an exciting procedure because you can see the improvement happen throughout the process. Dr. Vennemeyer likes to get your feedback during an injection so he can sculpt the shape and volume to your liking..
What are the disadvantages of Radiesse?
Radiesse can be an amazing tool to improve your facial appearance. Although it is long lasting, most patients see it as a disadvantage that it is not permanent. Repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results in the long term. If you do not like the result (this is very rare), it will go away eventually. Because it is made of calcium crystals, Radiesse cannot be dissolved like hyaluronic acid based fillers (Restlyane, Juvederm, Belotero).
What are potential side effects of Radiesse?
Side effects of Radiesse typically include mild swelling that can last several days after a treatment. Bruising is also possible. Mild tenderness in the injection area can occur and responds to Tylenol. Rare problems with Radiesse include lumps that are palpable through the skin, excessive bruising or swelling, and infection. Radiesse should be used deeper in the face to avoid visibility of the product that can occur if injected close to the skin surface.
What is the typical Radiesse treatment recovery time?
Recovery after treatment with Radiesse is quick. You can return to your normal activities the same day, except for strenuous exercise. Avoid working out for 24 hours to reduce your risk of bruising and swelling. Bruising and swelling after Radiesse is usually very mild, but treated areas may appear puffy for up to a week. Cover up or camouflage makeup can be helpful if you have any bruising at the injection site. You could go out to dinner with friends after a Radiesse treatment, but as with all filler injections do not plan your treatment within a couple weeks of any important events just in case you bruise more than expected.
Botox and Fillers might seem to have similar applications but often there is a best application for your particular situation. Please do your research and consult with Dr. Vennemeyer before you commit to a specific approach. Our first consultation is free and you'll be glad you talked with us.
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