Facial Augmentation and Restoration
Facial augmentation and restoration can be accomplished using a variety
of products and procedures, for both corrective and cosmetic reasons. Some
only a single visit to the physician and can be performed in the physician's
office while others may require numerous visits, surgical correction and/or
several different types of treatment to achieve the desired result. Treatment
options for facial augmentation and restoration primarily include injection
of an implant material, surgical placement of solid shape implants, skin resurfacing,
or surgical correction such as a face lift.
The Subdermal Injection
The subdermal injection procedure often uses injectable implants intended
to provide soft tissue augmentation and restoration. In this procedure,
is normally placed with an injection needle. A simple out-patient procedure,
it is often performed under local anesthesia in the physician's office. As
the product is sterile and implanted directly with use of a needle, the risk
of infection or contamination is minimized.
There are various techniques used by physicians for placement of the implant
material depending upon the type of restoration or augmentation being performed
and its desired effect. Results of the soft tissue restoration or augmentation
injection are immediately visible. As the implant is injected subderminally into
vascularized tissue, there may be a small amount of bleeding associated with
the injection. Some swelling, bruising, and/or mild discomfort may occur, but
should disappear over a relatively short period of time. Each person's experience
and results may differ, so it is important to talk to the physician about what
can be expected following treatment.
Radiesse is an injectable implant, used for plastic
and reconstructive surgery including subdermal soft tissue augmentation
and restoration of the
facial area. It provides a matrix into which the body's own tissue can
grow and maintain the implant in place. Radiesse has proven to be
a very versatile facial contouring product and has demonstrated durable
augmentation in areas such as chin and cheek where a larger
volume is required to bulk the surrounding tissue.
Depending upon the intended augmentation, Radiesse can
be used to accentuate facial features that require more definition or soften
facial features where
less definition is desired.
Radiesse can be used to:
|• Repair facial defects caused by
trauma or a medical condition by providing structure and support
for the skin.
• Restore bulk to aging tissues.
• Correct areas of sizeable soft tissue defects, such as facial deficiencies
or tissue loss in the cheek.
Radiesse has been used successfully in the following facial applications:
||• Nasolabial Folds
• Post-rhinoplasty defects
• Marionette Lines
• Vermillion Border of the Lip
• Radial Lip Lines
• Chin & Cheek Augmentation
• Tear troughs