RADIESSE® does more than just temporarily fill in facial folds and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look – immediately.
Nasolabial folds, smile lines and cheeks love RADIESSE® because of its density and ability to restore lost volume to the face and hands. RADIESSE® is a new generation, semi-permanent filler that uses unique, calcium-based microspheres to create scaffolding for your own collagen to grown around. RADIESSE® eventually breaks down – but the collagen stays so you can enjoy your renewed, more youthful look – longer. RADIESSE® (formerly called Radiance) has been used therapeutically for years to treat vocal chord problems. Now, under a new name and advanced formula, patients treated with RADIESSE® leave surgeons’ offices looking great – without downtime or without waiting days or weeks for visible results. Our surgeons recommend RADIESSE® to patients who want an alternative to bovine/porcine products – to correct facial folds and wrinkles and to enjoy longer lasting results.
RADIESSE® is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, convenient procedure. With the use of a local anesthetic and a tiny needle – the formula is injected under the skin where it will immediately fill and correct areas of lost volume. Over time, the RADIESSE® microspheres work with your body, below the skin’s surface, to form a “scaffold” which supports and stimulates the growth of your own collagen. The microspheres gradually break down – but the new collagen structure remains for a longer period of time.
What can I expect after a RADIESSE® treatment?
Mild irritation, swelling, itching, bruising and tenderness may occur at the injection site(s), but resolve quickly on their own.
What kind of downtime is involved after a RADIESSE® treatment?
Patients are able to return to normal activities very soon after a treatment. This varies with each patient and many return to work right away. Mineral Makeup can be applied to effectively camouflage any bruising or swelling.
Is pre-testing needed before a RADIESSE® treatment?
No – pre-testing is not required because it is not a bovine or porcine product and does not cause allergic reactions.
What is RADIESSE® made from?
Calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural gel comprise the RADIESSE® formula. Calcium hydroxyapatite is a substance found naturally in the body. So RADIESSE® is a natural formula that achieves natural looking results.
Is RADIESSE® for men and women?
Absolutely! Men today are as conscientious of their aging appearance as women are, especially those in competitive careers. RADIESSE® works equally well for both men and women.
How long does a RADIESSE® treatment take?
A RADIESSE® treatment can take a few as 10 minutes – depending upon the size and number of areas being injected.
Will insurance pay for my RADIESSE® treatments?
Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures – however there is financing available today that does. Ask about it in our business office.
Who will perform my RADIESSE® injection treatments?
Our specialists have many years of experience, are specially trained and highly skilled in performing all dermal injection procedures. This is very important to avoid possible side-effects and poor outcomes. Injectable treatments require great skill and an artistic eye.
The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon, during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is critical to both you and him/her. It is during the consultation that your surgeon comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly, and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell invest the time to sit down and talk to you face to face.