Serving residents of Buckhead, East Cobb and Midtown, areas around Atlanta and Marietta, GA, and the surrounding communities, Dermatology Affiliates offers Radiesse® as well as other injectable cosmetic fillers to patients wanting a more contoured face that looks natural and more youthful.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermatological filler made of calcium-based micro beads infused in a water-based gel that is an effective treatment for contouring of facial areas when injected. Radiesse® not only works to smooth wrinkles but also adds support to the underlying skin structure and stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production. Radiesse® restores skin to a youthful look and enhances features naturally.
How Does Radiesse® Work?
Radiesse® is a patented formula comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microbeads infused in a water-based gel. Upon injection, the microspheres in Radiesse® initially work as a filler by providing instant volume and structure just under the skin to achieve a soft and natural look. In time, the body works to absorb the gel, but the microspheres stay in place and continue to add volume to smooth the skin.
How Long Does the Procedure Take for Injecting Radiesse®?
Performed in any of our offices, a Dermatology Affiliates trained associate injects Radiesse® into the targeted area in only a few minutes. The actual treatment time depends on the number of sites to be treated and the total amount of filler needed to achieve the preferred look. Either a topical or local anesthesia may be applied to minimize discomfort.
What Can I Expect After the Treatment Procedure?
There is no actual downtime after receiving Radiesse® treatment. While there is sometimes a little redness or slight swelling at the injection site, it typically disappears within a few days at the most. Most OTC, or over-the-counter, pain medications, like Alieve, ibuprofen or aspirin, help relieve any minor discomfort.
When Will I Begin to See Results with Radiesse® Treatments?
Most patients see some results with Radiesse® immediately, with the full results appearing a few days later or as soon as the swelling disappears. The biggest benefit of Radiesse® treatment is that over 80 percent of patients see results that last one full year after treatment, as shown in a clinical study.
Is Radiesse® Appropriate for Men?
Yes, to fill lines on each side of the mouth and chin in men, Radiesse® is effective and lasts longer that hyaluronic acid fillers. Men’s skin is thicker than women’s, and the calcium product is more substantial. Some fillers cause a blue shadow under the skin. Radiesse is white and does not look blue under the skin.
Which Areas of the Face Respond Best to Radiesse® Treatments?
Radiesse® is highly effective when used to treat wrinkles, lines, and creases adjacent to the nose and mouth, including the all-too-common smile and marionette lines around the mouth. It is also an effective treatment for smoothing wrinkles in other areas such as across the chin and jawline as well as the cheek areas that usually become hollow as we get older.
Can Radiesse® be Combined with Other Cosmetic-Filler Treatments?
Depending on your personal goal with cosmetic fillers, Radiesse® can be applied alone or in combination with other fillers such as BOTOX® which is used to relax the muscles in some areas of the face.
What is the Cost of Radiesse® Treatment?
The cost of Radiesse® will vary with each patient depending on the number of needed injections. During your initial consultation, one of our Dermatology Affiliates associates can discuss the fees for Radiesse® treatments and our payment options.
How Will I Know if Radiesse® Treatment is Right for Me?
To learn more about Radiesse® please feel free to schedule a consultation at one of our offices so we can evaluate your needs and your skin to determine if Radiesse® or another cosmetic filler is right for you. At Dermatology Affiliates, our physicians and staff offer Radiesse® cosmetic treatments for our patients in the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Marietta, GA, including Buckhead, East Cobb, and Midtown. We use only the latest state-of-the-art technologies in dermatology to assist our patients in obtaining and maintaining optimal skin health while restoring their self-confidence by rejuvenating their appearance. For more information, or to schedule your private consultation, please contact our friendly staff today.