No matter how well you take care of yourself or how much natural beauty you were born with, there is one thing that can rob you of your looks if you don’t take action to address it. That thing is time. As we age, our natural collagen diminishes causing our skin to become thinner and drier. But it does not need to be that way. Radiesse before and after comparisons show that it excels at correcting a number of unfavorable facial aging signs, such as hollow cheeks, wrinkles, and folds.

Michael J. Streitmann, M.D., a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon , offers Radiesse®, a volumizing filler designed to diminish the signs of aging. To learn more, give us a call at 713-667-4600 or send us an email at mjs@houstonplasticsurgery.net.

What Is Radiesse?Radiesse® - Dr. Michael J. Streitmann

Radiesse is an FDA-approved prescription injection. It acts as a non-toxic filler and minimizes unsightly wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth and nose. Radiesse filler is composed of calcium microspheres suspended in a gel that is injected into the skin during an office visit. Local anesthesia such as lidocaine can be used to reduce discomfort from the needle injection.

How Does the Process Work?

Radiesse works by providing a scaffold that supports new collagen growth and restores volume leading to a refreshed and youthful appearance. Collagen is a natural connective tissue produced by the body that forms around the microspheres in Radiesse to act as a filler. Radiesse side effects are generally limited to bruising and swelling at the site of injection.

What Are the Benefits?

In just one visit and injection, you will receive long lasting benefits including a more youthful and natural appearance. The injected microspheres stimulate your own cells to produce more collagen, which improves skin texture, increases volume, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is the Radiesse Recovery Process?

Radiesse involves a simple injection into the skin and recovery time is minimal. You should be able to continue with daily activities as normal unless temporary facial bruising and swelling occur. Even so, any resultant swelling typically subsides within 24 to 36 hours.

How Often Will I Need to Get a Touch-Up?

The answer to the question, “How long does Radiesse last?” is that it does not dissolve in the body, so it will continue to promote collagen growth in the target area and be effective for a year or more.

Do You Have Any After-Care Health and Maintenance Tips

You should not exercise or engage in strenuous activity for 24 hours after receiving your injection to minimize the likelihood of bruising.

Choose a Radiesse Professional You Can Trust

If you would like to enhance sunken cheeks and correct wrinkles and skin folds with the help of a cosmetic surgeon in Houston, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Streitmann today.

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Ready to begin your journey towards a more natural, youthful appearance? Give us a call at 713-667-4600 or send us an email at mjs@houstonplasticsurgery.net. Michael J. Streitmann, M.D. is the preferred board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX!

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