Radiesse® (Calcium Hydroxylapitite)Los Angeles, Torrance, South Bay California

Radiesse® is one of the most advanced new injectable products for facial contouring and facial sculpting. It's enhanced longevity longer lasting effect than other fillers and helps stimulate collagen growth. Composed of tiny calcium hydroxylapitite microspheres suspended in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse® is in a class of its own. Because Calcium Hydorxylapitite is a normal ingredient of bone, it should not bring forth a chronic inflammatory or immune response. This gel carrier does not require allergy testing as required with collagen.

You have more options with Radiesse® because unlike fillers that need to be injected superficially into the skin, Radiesse® can be injected into deeper tissues for facial shaping. In essence, it offers the versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without surgery.

Following is a list of some of the key things Radiesse® can be used for:

• Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
• Marionette lines
• Cheek augmentation
• Improvement in the appearance of lower eyelid bags
• Lateral brow elevation
• Non-surgical rhinoplasty
• Enhancement
• Improvement in facial volume loss due to aging or disease (i.e., HIV lipoatrophy)
• Chin augmentation
• Facial depressions from trauma

Prior to being treated, you should take some precautions. Avoid using aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's Wort, or Vitamin E supplements as they may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Be sure to let our medical staff know prior to your appointment if you have experienced cold sores in the past so we can help prevent any recurrence. Whenever facial injections are done, some clients may experience minor swelling, tenderness or bruising. Dr. Liu helps minimize these minor side effects with certain ?tricks of the trade? that will be discussed during your appointment.



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