Radiesse is a new filler to the Knoxville area that is longer lasting than hyaluronic acid and was recently approved by the FDA. We have been getting many calls about Radiesse since it was featured prominently on the Dr. Oz Show last month.
Radiesse is used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles as well as to contour the jaw line and cheeks. The consistency of Radiesse is different from other fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Radiesse is thick like toothpaste whereas Juvederm is thinner and more gel-like. Because of it's thicker formulation, Radiesse should not be used in the lips or under the eyes.
In this brief Truth-O-Meter Tuesday video, Dr. Reath and Nurse Injector Jill Maze discuss the properties of wrinkle filler Radiesse vs. Juvederm:
Radiesse generally lasts about a year or more before naturally absorbing into the surrounding tissue. Radiesse is made of very tiny smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. These tiny particles form a scaffold. Once injected, the body's own collagen grows around the scaffold producing a correction that is longer lasting than other fillers.
Radiesse is a product that is better used to undercorrect, rather than overcorrect. Some of our best results have been using Radiesse in conjunction with hyaluronic acid fillers to get the best of both worlds.
If you are wondering which injectable filler is best for you, an injectable consultation with Dr. Reath is the place to start. It is free and very helpful to understand your options.
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Before and After Photographs of Radiesse Patients
Before and After Radiesse and Juvederm: This is a very active 60-year-old woman who told us she wanted to look as young as she feels. She was particularly interested in nonsurgical rejuvenation. Here is a great example of the dramatic improvements that can be made using injectable fillers. Our Nurse Injector used the semi-permanent filler Radiesse in her nasolabial folds and Juvederm Ultra Plus in her lips and mouth area.
Before and After Radiesse: This is a 46-year-old woman who was unhappy with the aging in her oral commisures. Jill Maze used Radiesse to fill in the wrinkling around her mouth. You can see very clearly the difference this filler volume makes.
Before and After Radiesse with Juvederm: This is a very active woman who told us she had been thinking about doing something to her nasolabial folds "for years". She finally decided to do something after her 50th birthday. Jill Maze, RN used one syringe of Radiesse and a half syringe of Juvederm XC to achieve her new look. She told us it "turned out better than she ever thought it would!"
Before and After Radiesse: This is a 52-year-old woman who was concerned with deep wrinkles in her nasolabial folds and her oral commisures. The oral commisure wrinkles, also known as marionette lines, are under the mouth to the right and left of the chin. She was interested in a longer lasting treatment than Juvederm, so Nurse Injector Jill Maze used Radiesse for this dramatic improvement.
If you have questions about Radiesse, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm or Sculptra, email Nurse Injector Jill Maze at JillM@dbreath.com
Sculptra- is a semi-permanent filler (polylactic acid) that only recently received FDA approval for cosmetic use. Originally is was designed for correction of the signs of facial fat loss lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus although some Knoxville plastic surgeons have been using it cosmetically all along. At this point we have decided not to incorporate Sculptra into our practice. The peer reviews are mixed as Sculptra requires three to six treatments and has side effects not associated with other fillers.
Introducing Jill Maze, RN
Jill Maze is a welcome addition to our practice. Her patients attest to both her caring bedside manner and her skilled professionalism. Working under the direct supervision of Dr. Reath, Jill’s extensive training and gentle touch is a winning combination. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.
Since the FDA’s approval of Juvederm and other fillers, Jill has been focused on training with the southeast’s most renowned experts in Cosmetic Injectables in both Atlanta and Boca Raton, Florida. This year she traveled to Las Vegas to be in the first class in the country to attend the Advanced Injector Competence Training Course designed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. In addition, she received specialized instruction on techniques for using Botox® for areas other than the upper face. She is also trained and experienced with the recently FDA-approved semi-permanent filler Radiesse.
This area requires a unique blend of artistry and science as well as the need to stay current, so Jill will continue to travel the U.S. to observe the leaders in her field. When she is not traveling and taking care of patients Jill likes to spend time with her husband and two teen-aged daughters camping in the great outdoors.
If you have questions about Botox, Prevelle Silk, Juvederm, or Radiesse, email Knoxville Nurse Injector Jill Maze at JillM@dbreath.com