I’ve had Radiesse to treat nasolabial folds. I’d like to get a facelift. Do I need to wait until the Radiesse wears off first?
Radiesse is a calcium-based facial filler which works great on the nasolabial folds. I see many patients in consultation for a facelift that have recently had facial fillers placed. I do not think that they need to wait for the filler to «wear off» before proceeding to a facelift. This is because the fillers are placed in the dermis (the deeper part of the skin). The facelift procedure works by elevating and working on the muscles and deeper tissues of the face. The skin in the area of the nasolabial is not touched by the facelift. For these reasons, fillers placed here are not affected by the facelift procedure.
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