Radiesse is a dermal filler that is made of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, unlike many other dermal fillers used for chin augmentation that 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 or numbing cream 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 can also be used on the chin to fill in the area between the chin and lower cheeks that may develop along the jawline as we age, causing what we know as jowls.
What is non-surgical chin augmentation?
The chin has a very big impact on the overall shape and attractiveness of the face. A strong, proportionate chin helps create symmetry to the face and add definition to bring all facial features into balance for a more attractive appearance. For years, patients seeking to alter or augment the chin had to undergo surgery to receive chin implants. Now, there is a non-surgical chin augmentation that involves injecting dermal fillers into the chin to add volume and definition to the chin. Non-surgical chin lifts are performed in-office and can be performed as quickly as one short 20-minute treatment session. Chin augmentation with dermal fillers is also non-invasive as requires little to no downtime, with patients being able to return to their regular schedule right after treatment.
How long does Radiesse for chin last?
Radiesse for chin procedures is favored by many patients thanks to its long-lasting results. The calcium hydroxylaptite in the formulation helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Not only do the microspheres take longer to break down than the hyaluronic acid in many of the other dermal fillers available on the market, but even after the microspheres have disintegrated, the body’s new supply of collagen remains. This means that where 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 by patient, 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, Radiesse for chin augmentation treatment is very low-risk and involves minimal discomfort during and even after the procedure. The FDA has also approved Radiesse for chin augmentation treatment and deemed it to be very safe, so long as the procedure is performed by a qualified, experienced medical provider. However, there are some mild side effects that patients may experience as a result of treatment. These reactions will typically resolve themselves without intervention within seven days, and may include bruising, swelling, redness.