Discuss the purpose of Radiesse cosmetic injections with New Orleans, LA dermatologist
By Dr. Mary Lupo
Dr. Mary Lupo and her team at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology provide a selection of quality cosmetic services for patients to consider when it comes to combating the signs of aging. Many patients who have heard about injections such as Radiesse are often interested in their purpose and what to expect during their treatment. Patients in the area of New Orleans, LA are welcome to book a consultation visit with our team of professionals to discuss their options.
Radiesse is a popular dermal filler. It is a water-based gel that includes calcium-based microspheres for amazing results in contouring and correcting asymmetries of the facial area. While it can be used for treating wrinkles and folds such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds, it is better used in contouring specific areas of the face such as the jawline, chin, and cheeks. This is because the gel is thicker than other fillers.
Lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance against Radiesse. However, it is also used in rejuvenation of other areas. For example, because it helps with collagen production, it is popular for use in cheek enhancement. Additionally, it can be used in the hands to reduce the common signs of aging that are often noticed. Many patients don’t immediately think about other areas of the body that could benefit from cosmetic injections
Who is a candidate for Radiesse injections?
Any adult patient who is struggling with volume loss may be considered a candidate for Radiesse. Additionally, individuals who have poorly defined cheekbones and jawlines can consider this filler for contouring of the facial area. This versatile injectable can be used in many ways, so consulting with our team of professionals about the best purpose is a wise first step. It is important to know that Dr. Lupo has participated in phase 3 clinical trials for the FDA approval of products like Radiesse.
The process of obtaining Radiesse
Working with a dermatological professional is a smart choice when it comes to undergoing treatments such as Radiesse. Patients should first come into the practice for an initial evaluation and consultation appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo. Once patients have decided they are an appropriate candidate for treatment and are interested in moving forward with the service, they book their visit for injections. The appointment for injections lasts approximately 15 minutes, depending on the area or areas being treated. The injections are performed with extremely small needles and patients can ask about the use of numbing anesthetic creams for improved comfort. Once patients have had their injections completed in the office, they can return to their daily activities with no disruption.
How long do Radiesse injections last?
Patients who undergo Radiesse treatments are advised that the results can last 1-2 years, depending on how their body naturally breaks down the filler on its own. Proper injection techniques also play a part in how long the cosmetic treatment will last. Reinjection will be needed to maintain the results, and patients can book their follow-up appointments accordingly.
Can Radiesse be used with other injectables?
Absolutely! Dr. Mary Lupo works with patients to help them decide which treatments are most appropriate for their specific and unique needs. Radiesse is one of several cosmetic injectables available in our practice, and we advise patients to consider the combination of injectables for more noticeable and longer-lasting results. Some injectables are best in specific areas of the face, so by using Radiesse for one area and a different injection for another area, patients can achieve optimal improvements. During the initial consultation appointment with our team, patients can address the concerns they have that they would like to improve, and work with our team to decide which injectables are most beneficial.
Learn about Radiesse and other cosmetic fillers available at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology