Does Radiesse work well along the jaw line (small area), or would something else be better?
Radiesse for Jaw Line?
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Radiesse can work well but needs several treatments.
Radiesse is an injectible filler made from calcium hydroxylapatite, a mineral found in tooth enamel. It is biocompatible with our bodies.
When used in areas to increase volume such as the jawline, good results require several treatments over the course of a year. In a typical syringe of Radiesse, 70% of the volume injected is just carrier gel. It goes away in about 12 weeks. The other 30% is the mineral. It will be the building block for new collagen volume to be laid down.
I typically have my patients come for a booster at 12 weeks to add onto the last layer I placed earlier. I think of it as building a wall, one layer of bricks at a time. It is a great volumizer to build a lasting change in the areas treated. I don't think of it as filler which is more temporary (eg. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, etc.), but as a material that will add long term volume to areas that have shrunk with aging of the face.
Radiesse is great for the jawline
Radiesse is my favorite product to minimize the appearance of the jowl. By injecting Radiesse along the jaw line, right in front of the jowl, the jowls look less noticeable. Keep in mind that this treatment does not do anything to the cheek or jowl directly.
Nothing will "fix" a sagging cheek/jowl short of surgery, but Radiesse injections really do help. Especially if your jowls are just starting to show, or you really do not want to have surgery, Radiesse would be a great choice.
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Radiesse on the area works well as a temporary effect
Fillers in general work well to camouflage this area. The ideal treatment is usually surgical addressing the jowl area during the face lift. However, Radiesse on the jaw line is an effiicent non-surgical method.
Radiesse is ideal for the jaw line
Radiesse is made up of bone minerals (calcium and phosphate) and so the product is most appropriately placed over the bone. Along the jaw line, the product is most often injected directly over the bone in the area in front of the "jowls". This helps to restore the natural smooth jawline from the chin back to the ear. Less of this filler is required than most other fillers to fill the prejowl sulcus. Take a look at representative pictures to get an idea of how this will help you.
Radiesse for the jaw line
Best indications for Radiesse are in the nasolabial folds, jaw line and chin. Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that last approximately 12 - 18 months.
Radiesse can cause lumpiness in the lips and should be avoided. Radiesse has few side effects - lumping, bruising and swelling.
The jaw line is the best place for Radiesse
I use all the FDA approved fillers and Radiesse is the best in the marionette and jawline. Hands down. Radiesse is mor eof a structural filler than hyaluronic acid and therefore gives the support and shape these areas need.
Radiesse works very well in the jaw line, I like to use a cannula for injection in this area. The jaw line treatment can soften adjacent tissues as an additional bonus to this procedure.
Jaw Line Enhancement with Radiesse
Radiesse is a filler primarily made up of CaHa or Calcium hydroxapatite. CaHa is a mineral often found in the enamel of the tooth making it biocompatible in human bodies. Radiesse may be used to enhance several facial locations including the jaw line. However, you need to keep in mind that good results, especially for jaw line treatments, may be achieved through several treatment sessions in the course of one year. This is because a normal Radiesse syringe is composed of about 70% carrier gel and 30% mineral. The carrier gel only lasts for3 months or 12 weeks.
This is the reason why several treatments will be needed in a year. Boosters are needed to slowly build up your way to achieving your desired effect. When discussing with your board certified plastic surgeon, you can inquire for an estimate number of treatment sessions so you can get an overview how many injections you may need for your case.