Radiesse is a dermal filler that consists of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, unlike many other dermal fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid.
The difference in composition is what makes Radiesse for chin augmentation a favored choice, as it is longer lasting than many other dermal fillers. During treatment with Radiesse for chin augmentation, the practitioner will first apply a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. The medical professional will then inject Radiesse into the chin area using a small needle or micro cannula. Radiesse must be injected into the deeper layers of the skin in order to achieve the desired addition of volume. Radiesse may also be used on the chin to fill in the area between the chin and lower cheeks that can develop along the jawline as we age, causing what we know as jowls.
What is non-surgical chin augmentation?
The chin has a very large impact on the overall shape, contours and attractiveness of the face. A strong, proportionate chin helps create facial symmetry and add definition to bring all facial features into balance for a more attractive appearance.
For many years, patients seeking to alter or augment the chin had to undergo plastic surgery. Now, there is a non-surgical chin augmentation that involves injecting dermal fillers into the chin to add definition and volume to the chin. Non-surgical chin lifts are performed in-office and can be performed as quickly as one brief, 20-minute treatment session. Chin augmentation with dermal fillers is also non-invasive, and requires little-to-no downtime, with patients being able to return to their regular schedule immediately after treatment.
How long does Radiesse for chin treatment last?
Radiesse for chin procedures is favored by many patients thanks to its effective, long-lasting results. The calcium hydroxylaptite in Radiesse helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. And not only do the microspheres take longer to break down than the hyaluronic acid in many of other available dermal fillers, but even after the microspheres have disintegrated, the body’s own new supply of collagen remains. This means that while most hyaluronic acid fillers last between six to 12 months, Radiesse lasts between 12 to 18 months in the chin area. However, results will always vary, and individuals can receive touch-ups at six month intervals to help maintain even longer lasting results.
What are the risks of Radiesse for chin?
Compared to traditional surgical chin augmentation procedures, Radiesse for chin augmentation treatment is very low-risk and involves minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. The FDA has approved Radiesse for chin augmentation treatment and deemed it to be very safe, so long as the treatment is performed by a qualified, experienced medical provider. However, there are some mild side effects that patients may experience as a result of this procedure. These reactions will typically resolve themselves without intervention within seven days, and may include minor bruising, swelling, redness.