Results of Radiesse Volumizing Dermal Filler for Marionette Lines and Pre-jowls in our 79 year old patient.
Dermal fillers can be used to subtly enhance your natural face and lip shape by imparting volume to the areas of subcutaneous fat loss, deep wrinkles and by enhancing the natural shape and fullness of your lips.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is FDA-approved for sub-dermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Our patient in the above photograph is a lovely 79 year young lady looking to “freshen up” just before the holidays. She did not want to have down time and was concerned about “too much fullness” of face. her only concern was the deep wrinkles and folds on sides of her lower face in the pre-jowl area and corners of her mouth. She did not want her nasolabial folds treated at this time.
One of the key elements in cosmetic treatments is evaluating each individual face shape and taking into account the person’s wishes for best results and for appropriate patient satisfaction. Our patient had been to another Dermatologist in the area not too long sgo and was not satisfied with the results of her dermal filler treatment of the same area.
As with all cosmetic treatments, I review patient history for any reasons that could be a contra-indication to treatments with cosmetic dermal filler. This includes history of allergy to the ingredients in the dermal filler (not a common problem with most of today’s dermal fillers) history of bleeding disorders, infection at the site of the dermal filler injection, history of use of medications that may have an adverse interaction with the dermal filler, history of recurrent cold sores from trauma to the area of dermal fillers etc.
After evaluating her medical history, and determining that she was an appropriate candidate for this treatment, we applied topical numbing creme and ice packs. It takes about ten minutes to complete the actual treatment. We only used one 1.5 cc syringe of Radiesse Volumizing filler and only treated the areas that our patient requested.
The photograph is taken before and immediately after the treatment and shows a small amount of swelling at the injection site which is common and can last from 3-7 days. She did not incur any bruising. Swelling and bruising can be minimized with use of ice and arnica.
Our patient was very pleased with her results and will be doing another Radiesse treatment after the Holidays for to soften her nasolabial folds.
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