Fine lines, wrinkles, and other facial imperfections show up quite commonly as a part of the aging process. Patients interested in a non-surgical way to address facial aging can now turn to Radiesse, a highly effective dermal filler.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable filler, used to reshape the facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance. Comprised of a calcium-based gel, the filler creates a scaffolding effect under the skin by encouraging and supporting new collagen growth. Radiesse can be used to eliminate dark hollows beneath the eyes, create defined cheekbones, fill in deep creases, and sculpt the jawline.
What is Radiesse made from?
Radiesse is created from tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, that are suspended in an aqueous gel. The unique makeup of Radiesse ensures consistent, dramatic results.
Who makes a good potential patient for Radiesse?
Radiesse can benefit both men and women who are experiencing a loss of facial volume, as well as those looking to bring balance to their facial features.
Where will my Radiesse injections be performed?
All injectables, including Radiesse, are administered in a comfortable, private treatment room at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Drexel Street in Houston.
Is Radiesse a painful procedure?
Discomfort tends to be minimal with the Radiesse treatment, although a local anesthetic may be used, depending on the treatment area.
How is the Radiesse procedure performed?
A thin needle is used to inject the Radiesse beneath the skin.
How long should I expect my Radiesse treatment to take?
Radiesse injections are generally quite quick, with each session typically taking less than an hour to complete.
What can be expected from my Radiesse recovery period?
Some slight redness and mild swelling may occur after the Radiesse injection. These side-effects can be expected to quickly resolve on their own. Normal activities can be resumed on the same day as the application, without restrictions.
When can I go back to work after getting Radiesse injections?
You’ll be free to return to work or your other normal activities on the same afternoon as your Radiesse treatment. However, as mild swelling and redness are common following the injections, some patients will wait until the following day before going back to work.
How long will the benefits of Radiesse last?
You can expect your results to last up to two years. However, the benefits may last longer in some areas of the face.
Are there potential complications from Radiesse?
Radiesse is a safe procedure with few serious risks. Like all injectable procedures, there is always a possibility of bruising and swelling. Complications such as facial asymmetry, infection, and nerve damage are rare.
How much does Radiesse cost?
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxylapatite, semi-permanent soft-tissue filler, created for restoring shape along the cheeks, lower jawline, and hands. The cost will depend on a variety of factors including the treatment area and extent of correction required. On average, one syringe will cost from $700 to $850.
Most patients will require at least two syringes for optimal results. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will determine the exact cost of treatment and discuss the discounts available for the purchase of multiple syringes.
How can I pay for my Radiesse injections?
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, patients have the choice of paying with cash or all major credit cards. Additionally, our office accepts medical financing through CareCredit and Alpheon Credit. We encourage you to reach out and speak with a patient coordinator for additional information.