This Los Angeles patient underwent a non-surgical cheek lift correction using Radiesse. The filler was also used to make her tear troughs look less dark and deep. Bone loss had caused a reduction in facial volume. And she was not happy with the deepness and darkness of the areas beneath her eyes.
How Radiesse Works
Radiesse can be injected to add volume to different areas of the face. It can also create firmness and structure to refine facial features such as the cheek bones. This is because the filler is made of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended within a gel medium. The compound is found in our bones. As particles, it can offer structural support by lifting the skin and sculpting different contours of the face such as the cheeks, chin and nose.
Non-Surgical Cheek Lift
Beneath the skin, Radiesse will adjust its configuration to conform to surrounding tissue areas. This is why it looks natural for firm structures and softer areas of the face. In this patient, the filler was used to enhance the cheek bones and improve the appearance of the tear troughs.
Filling Tear Troughs
The area beneath the eyes is one of the most delicate areas of the face. In many people the tear troughs are dark colored and deeper than they would like. It can make individuals look sad or tired.
Radiesse is an ideal choice for the under eye area because it is white. Other fillers like hyaluronic acid are clear. They are subject to the Tyndall effect. Light will become scattered when it passes through a clear colloid suspension. This causes it to appear blue. Beneath the eyes, this will look like a bruise. However this issue will not occur with Radiesse.
Patient Shares Her Radiesse Experience on Video
Here is a video narrated by Dr. U, featuring commentary from the patient herself.
Non Surgical Cheek Lift Procedures For Patients In Los Angeles
Individuals in Los Angeles who are interested in enhancing the shape of their cheeks may schedule a complimentary consultation here at Fine Touch Dermatology to discuss this option further.