What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler made from a patented formula of calcium-based hydroxylapatite (CzHA) microspheres suspended in water-based gel that is ideal for facial contouring when injected into selected sites. It works to not only smooth skin but to also support the underlying structure of the skin by stimulating the body’s collagen production. Radiesse® restores a youthful look and enhances your facial features without making you look as if you have “had work done.”
How does Radiesse® work?
When Radiesse® is injected into the skin, the microspheres first work as a filler to provide immediate volume to the skin, achieving a softer, natural look. As time goes on, the body begins to absorb the gel with the microspheres staying in place to continue to smooth the skin.
How long is the procedure for injecting Radiesse®?
Performed in our office, a provider can inject Radiesse® in a matter of minutes depending on the areas being treated and the amount of filler necessary to achieve the desired look. A topical or local anesthesia is used to minimize any discomfort.
What can I expect after the procedure?
There is no downtime when receiving filler treatments with Radiesse®. While there may be some slight swelling or redness at the injection site, it is temporary and goes away in, at the most, a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Aleve or Motrin, relieve any discomfort.
When will I see results with Radiesse®?
Results with Radiesse® are almost instant. Most patients see visible results within a few days as the swelling disappears. The biggest advantage with Radiesse® is that in a clinical study, more than 80 percent of patients had continued results one year after the treatment.
What areas are ideal for Radiesse®?
Most commonly, Radiesse® is effective when treating lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose, including smile lines, marionette lines and the corners of your mouth. However, Radiesse® is also used to smooth wrinkles on your chin and along the jawline on either side of your chin as well as in the cheek area which tends to hollow as you age.
Can you use Radiesse® with other cosmetic fillers?
Depending on your objective with cosmetic fillers, Radiesse® can be used on its own or with other fillers such as Botox® which relaxes the muscles in certain areas of the face.
What is the cost of injections using Radiesse® in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of Radiesse® varies with each patient depending on the extent of the injections. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the cost of Radiesse® treatments as well as available financing options.
How do I find out if Radiesse® is right for me?
To find out more about Radiesse® injections, please call our office to set up a private consultation to evaluate your skin to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Additional Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables
- Belotero Balance®
- Juvéderm Ultra
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane Refyne™
- Restylane Defyne™
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff.