Radiesse Frequently Asked Questions
This day in age, there are several dermal fillers available for you to choose from for facial rejuvenation. The Radiesse dermal filler offered by Ponte Vedra Beach, FL surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia is wonderful for mild and moderate wrinkles and lines on the face, and for reversing volume loss in the hands. Patients who don't have time for frequent touch-ups prefer the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of Radiesse. With microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a flexible gel, Radiesse fills and smoothes the appearance of your face with this minimally invasive treatment. Radiesse is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to effectively and safely volumize your face. It may be used with other injectable treatments (wrinkle fillers and relaxers) for a personalized procedure to rejuvenate your appearance. Look younger and improve your self-image with Radiesse dermal fillers at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Adults who are in good overall health and concerned about mild to moderate lines and wrinkles are the best patients for Radiesse treatments. It can address Marionette lines, smile lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and fine lines that form in the sides of the lips. Radiesse is also approved to correct volume that is often lost with age in the hands to help them look smoother and more youthful. You shouldn't receive this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in Radiesse. Be sure to talk to Dr. Garcia if you have any allergies (whether mild or severe) and any relevant medical history. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might be pregnant, or are trying to conceive in the next several years, you shouldn't get Radiesse injections.
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Radiesse dermal injections are performed in a treatment room at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in under an hour once you have completed your consultation. To begin the treatment, you will sit in a relaxed position as the injection sites are cleaned and marked. Many patients feel mild discomfort throughout the procedure at the site of each injection, but if requested, a numbing cream can be used on the treatment sites. The Radiesse dose chosen during your consultation will be placed in a fine-needle syringe. The pre-marked site of injection will help guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the face. Once the treatment is finished, a cold compress may be held to the treated areas to minimize bruising and swelling.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
Following your Radiesse treatment, you may have slight redness, swelling, and bruising. This is normal and should last for around a week. These side effects can typically be covered with cosmetics. If the bruising, swelling, or redness lasts longer than ten days or if you are concerned, please contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. Many patients have visible results right away with final results appearing in a month or so. Your face will look softer, younger, and more radiant. Radiesse typically lasts longer when compared to other dermal fillers — up to 1 – 2 years in some cases. You can speak with your injector about how soon to get your next injection to touch-up your results.
Radiesse Ideal Candidates
How much does Radiesse cost?
Your cost for a Radiesse treatment will depend on how much product is needed to reach your desired result. During your consult at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, your injector will ask about your concerns and goals before developing your personalized treatment plan. After this, they will talk about your potential costs and payment options.
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Dermal fillers each have different properties and formulas to address different issues. Common ingredients in fillers include HA (hyaluronic acid), CaHa (calcium hydroxyapatite), poly-L-lactic acid, and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). Radiesse is made with calcium-based microspheres, which are similar to HA dermal fillers to increase the natural production of collagen. During your consult, we will review your different options and assess your skin's tone and volume to determine which one matches your needs.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
Generally, patients don't need local anesthesia before their injections. However, a numbing cream is available to make you feel more comfortable. Many patients may have minor and short-lived discomfort when the needle pierces the skin.
What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Treatments with Radiesse have a low risk of abnormal side effects when performed by a skilled injector, like our team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consult, talk to your injector about your medical history and any allergies to avoid problems. Right after your injection, you might have mild bruising, redness, itching, or numbness. This is temporary and will generally fade in 1 – 2 days.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Injections of Radiesse may be done along with other injectables for a liquid facelift to deliver your optimal results. Some patients use wrinkle fillers, like Radiesse, with BOTOX or another wrinkle relaxer to produce more dramatic improvements. Speak to your injector during your consultation to find out about treatments that complement the results of Radiesse injections.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 min
Radiesse Procedure Technique
As an injectable filler, Radiesse receives outstanding reviews from patients for providing amazing outcomes. If you want to learn more about Radiesse dermal filler injections, please contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia. Our team strives to provide thorough, high-quality cosmetic treatments to every one of our patients.
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