Radiesse® is a unique dermal filler treatment that promotes increased production of collagen and is provided for men and women at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, serving residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and adjacent areas in Southern California.
What makes Radiesse® unique?
Radiesse® is designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and creases by triggering natural collagen production in skin cells, increasing volume, fullness, and elasticity by supporting the skin at the cellular level. Radiesse® treats the deepest layers underneath the skin’s surface, imparting support and firmness, while triggering increased collagen production, leading to improved smoothness, volume, and elasticity in the skin. Over time, the ongoing increase in collagen production as a result of the treatment will gradually continue to reveal a smoother, firmer, and more youthful skin tone with increased laxity and suppleness.
What advantages does Radiesse® offer over other dermal fillers?
Radiesse® provides very specific advantages over other dermal filler injections because Radiesse® is among the only dermal injection that works by stimulating natural collagen production, meaning that your skin continues to improve over time, resulting in a gradual enhancement of skin tone lasting several months. Radiesse® results also typically last longer than other treatments, lasting up to two years. Some of the unique advantages of Radiesse® include:
- The Radiesse® formula is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural ingredient found in healthy skin
- Radiesse® has an extremely low incidence of allergic reaction
- Radiesse® treatment is simple and quick, with results that last up to two years
- There is no downtime or recovery period with Radiesse®
- Results are immediately visible and followed by gradual improvements over three months
Who is the best candidate for a Radiesse® treatment?
While Radiesse® is an FDA-approved formula that has been deemed safe and effective for most healthy adults, the treatment is not ideal for everyone, so it is important that you consult with Dr. Keller to make sure this treatment is right for you. Radiesse® is recommended for individuals aged 35 to 60 who want to treat lines, wrinkles, creases and folds in the facial area, and those seeking to restore facial volume without surgery or in combination with a surgical procedure. Radiesse® is also an excellent treatment for patients afflicted with facial lipoatrophy, a condition that causes loss of fat in the face, reducing facial definition and contouring.
What should I know beforehand about Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is safe and effective and is made from natural ingredients, so adverse reactions are extremely rare, but you must inform Dr. Keller of any history of allergies or other medical conditions you may have, as well as any medications you may be taking and whether you’ve recently received other injections. Radiesse® injections should be postponed if any infection, inflammation, rash or other skin irritation is present, or if you have received any other dermal injections in the recent months. You may have to temporarily suspend certain medications in preparation for your Radiesse® treatment.
How are Radiesse® injections administered?
We apply a local anesthetic to the treatment areas to prevent any potential discomfort. Once the skin is comfortably numb, the Radiesse® formula is injected directly into each target area using a very fine needle. Treatment takes approximately 15 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the number of injections required. You may resume regular activities immediately following the treatment.
How many Radiesse® treatments will I need?
In most patients, one treatment achieves the desired results, and these results may last up to two years.
What kind of results can I expect from Radiesse®?
You will see visible results immediately following the treatment, but over the course of several weeks, you will see lines and creases continue to disappear gradually and naturally, as collagen production in your skin cells increases thanks to the treatment.
Rejuvenate your appearance with a little help from Radiesse®, an amazing treatment available at Keller Plastic Surgery, where board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team provide comprehensive treatments for patients in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and neighboring areas in Southern California. Contact any one of our convenient offices to schedule a complimentary consultation today!