Volume loss is one of the most common concerns associated with the natural aging process. This progressive condition can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sagging skin. Radiesse®, a non-surgical cosmetic injectable, is designed to restore volume to the skin, plumping, smoothing, and refining the treated area for a more youthful appearance. Our skilled physicians, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou, offer FDA-approved Radiesse® alone or in combination with other minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. Comprised of a biocompatible substance called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), Radiesse® requires no allergy testing.
If you have questions about Radiesse®, please contact our office today for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
What concerns can be treated with Radiesse®?
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Deep wrinkles
- Generalized volume loss around the nose, mouth, and cheeks
- Skin inelasticity
- Volume loss of the hands
- Facial scars
How long does treatment take?
One of the many benefits of cosmetic injectables is the typically speedy experience. When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou will discuss your areas of concern and develop a customized treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Depending on the number of areas you would like to enhance, the procedure may take between 30 minutes and an hour to complete.
Does it hurt?
You comfort is a top priority at Afterglow, and we strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Radiesse® will be administered through ultra-fine needles, and treatment is well tolerated by most patients. We can also utilize cold compresses or a topical anesthetic if requested.
Is there any downtime?
Downtime should be minimal, if you experience any at all. You may notice some tenderness, bruising, and mild swelling at the injection sites, but these effects should fade quickly. Most patients can return to normal activity immediately following the procedure.
When will I see results and how long will they last?
With Radiesse® you should see the effects immediately. Additionally, this product can stimulate collagen production in the skin, so you should experience improvement over time as well. Radiesse® offers long-lasting results. Most patients enjoy the benefits of the treatment for one to two years, and occasional maintenance injections can extend the effect even longer.
Will I need additional treatments?
Radiesse® offers temporary improvement of many common signs of aging. Like most cosmetic injectables, the effects will gradually wear off over time. To maintain the look, regular “touch-up” treatments will be necessary. Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou can develop a plan that suits your needs and goals during your initial consultation.
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As a dermal filler, Radiesse® works well with many other cosmetic injectables, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®. For more comprehensive rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing can help to enhance skin tone and texture, and Ultherapy® can address mild to moderate skin laxity. Our skilled medical team offers customized treatment that emphasizes natural-looking results you’ll love.
You may have additional questions about Radiesse®, and we’re here to help you answer them. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou.