With so many different options available when you’re considering dermal fillers, choosing the best option can seem a bit of a minefield. Radiesse is one of many great solutions to non-invasive skin rejuvenation that can give you the refreshed look you want by volumizing the face and lips and smoothing away wrinkles.
What Is Radiesse?
Dermal fillers are non-toxic substances that are injected at various depths under the skin with the goal of smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and nasolabial folds. Fillers can also contour the nose and the chin, define and volumize lips, and plump up temples or sunken cheeks to give you a fuller, lifted look and more youthful skin.
Radiesse is a type of dermal filler that’s used to fill out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and the nose, and volumize or contour parts of the face such as the jawline and cheeks.
Radiesse tends to be most commonly used to provide volume to the face rather than as a wrinkle filler. While other dermal filler products such as Juvederm Voluma XC and Sculptra are available for the same volumizing effect, Radiesse has been around the longest, giving most cosmetic health care professionals ample time to become more than proficient in its use.
Who Can Benefit from Radiesse?
Radiesse treatments are great for all types of skin, although patients who are looking to increase volume, smooth out deep folds and lines, and plump up areas that have seen significant skin laxity or fat loss will see the best results. Radiesse can also be used as an effective treatment for hand rejuvenation.
Dermal fillers should, however, be steered clear of by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, anyone who’s recently been using blood thinners, or who is suffering from a bleeding disorder should avoid dermal fillers too.
How Is Radiesse Performed?
Radiesse treatment is relatively simple, and it’s performed by our specialists at SKIN 101 with the help of a local anesthesia for a pain-free experience.
We will first ascertain where each injection shall be made to achieve your desired results before applying an antiseptic to the injection sites and performing the injections.
The entire procedure will only take around 15 minutes, if that, depending on the amount of injections required. Once the procedure has been completed, you are free to leave immediately and resume your daily activities.
How Long will Radiesse Results Last?
The effects of Radiesse aren’t permanent, and repeat treatments will most likely be required to maintain your results, although these tend to only be needed once every one or two years. Small maintenance injections between major treatments may also be required.
You should, however, begin to see results of the treatment right away, before seeing the full improved results within about a week.
How Much Does Radiesse Cost at Houston SKIN 101?
While it can obviously depend upon many factors, such as the size of areas being treated and the number of injections required, the average cost of Radiesse treatment is about $850.
What Are the Side Effects of Radiesse?
Patients undergoing Radiesse treatment can expect to see side effects such as a temporary redness in the treatment area, tenderness, and minor swelling and/or bruising. It can take as many as 3 to 7 days for the treated areas and side effects to fully heal and resolve, however makeup can be applied immediately after the Radiesse treatment if you want to cover up any redness.