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Radiesse ® Injections Creates Pillows for the Feet
“It’s a fact: Women love their high-end, high heel designer shoes. And while high heels are sexy and gorgeous, they make women around the world scream, “My feet are killing me” after a few hours of wear. Regardless, the fact remains; women love their shoes and will subject themselves to the pain. But now, there is a way for women to wear their high heels and be pain-free.
Podiatric Physician Dr. Jennifer E. Tauber, DPM is now offering a procedure that will create a pillow-like cushion on the ball of the foot. By injecting Radiesse®, a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material (a material that does not harm the body) below the surface of the skin, it “puff ups” areas that have atrophied over the years due to wear and tear.
Trained by noted podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne M. Levine of Manhattan’s Institute Beaute who pioneered this procedure, Dr. Marzouka-Losito is currently the only South Florida podiatric physician trained by Dr. Levine to use Sculptra ® on the feet.
The procedure is ideal for people who are on their feet all day like hairdressers, professors, salespeople, plastic surgeons and women who refuse to give up their high heels. Professional dancers and runners have also used these injections.
Dr. Tauber utilizes this material to supplement areas such as the balls of the feet and other bony areas where there is atrophy of the fat pad, often caused by wearing high heels and normal aging. Radiesse® fills those flattened areas and provides internal cushioning in the feet, creating padding between the skin and the bones of the foot. Loss of fat on the bottom of the foot is common, especially in women. This can result in pain and burning on the ball of the foot.
The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Since the feet are very small compared with the rest of the body, the impact of each step exerts tremendous force upon them — about 50% greater than the person’s body weight. During a typical day, people spend about 4 hours on their feet and take 8,000 – 10,000 steps. This means that the feet support a combined force equivalent to several hundred tons every day.
This procedure allows women to be slaves to their fashion, not to their foot pain.