Radiesse, formerly known as Radiance, is an injectable facial filler comprised of a calcium-based gel which can reshape the facial contours. Radiesse creates a scaffolding effect when injected beneath the surface of the skin, encouraging and supporting new collagen growth. The skin’s foundation is rebuilt, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Radiesse can literally redesign the face by eliminating dark hollows beneath the eyes, creating cheekbones, filling deep creases, and sculpting the jawline. The results are long lasting and do not involve the risks associated with permanent fillers or implants.
Good candidates for Radiesse treatment include men and women who have experienced a loss of volume in the face or those who are looking to bring balance to the facial features. The Radiesse injection is an in-office procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. Depending on where the filler is placed, local anesthesia and a dental block may be used. The Radiesse is injected beneath the skin using a thin needle.
Patients may experience some slight redness and mild swelling after the injection, though these side effects tend to resolve quickly. Work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment, though some patients prefer to wait until the redness and swelling have subsided. The results of Radiesse can last up to two years or longer in some areas of the face.
Q – What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable filler able to reshape the facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance. Comprised of a calcium-based gel, this filler creates a scaffolding effect by encouraging and supporting new collagen growth. Radiesse can be used to eliminate dark hollows beneath the eyes, create cheekbones, fill deep creases, and sculpt the jawline.
Q – What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is made of tiny smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel.
Q – Who is a candidate for Radiesse?
Men and women who have experienced a loss of volume in the face or those looking to bring balance to the facial features may be good candidates for Radiesse.
Q – Where is the Radiesse procedure performed?
The Radiesse injection is administered in Dr. Vitenas’ office.
Q – How much does Radiesse cost?
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxlapatite semipermanent filler mainly used to replace loss of soft tissue in cheek and to fill in the lower face and jowls. One syringe can range from $500.00 – $650.00. Discounts can usually be applied when receiving multiple syringes. Usually at least 2 syringes are needed to achieve full correction. During your, consultation, our provider will be able to determine how many syringes will be needed to for you to achieve your individual goals.
Q – Is anesthesia used for the Radiesse injection?
Local anesthesia and/or a dental block may be used depending on where the Radiesse is placed.
Q – How is the Radiesse procedure performed?
A thin needle is used to inject the Radiesse beneath the skin.
Q – How long is the procedure time for Radiesse?
The Radiesse injection takes less than an hour to complete.
Q-Is Radiesse a painful procedure?
Discomfort tends to be minimal with the Radiesse injection, though local anesthesia and/or a dental block may be used depending on the area being treated.
Q – What is the recovery like after the Radiesse injection?
Some slight redness and mild swelling may occur after the Radiesse injection. These side effects typically resolve quickly. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my Radiesse injection?
While some patients prefer to wait until the redness and swelling have subsided before returning to work, patients are able to resume work and other normal activities immediately after treatment.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of Radiesse?
Radiesse is a safe procedure with few risks. Like all injectable procedures, there is always a possibility of bruising and swelling.
Q – Is it possible to finance my Radiesse injection?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery procedures, including Radiesse.
Q – How long do the results of Radiesse last?
Patients can expect the results of Radiesse to last up to two years. Results may last longer in some areas of the face.