Radiesse Frequently Asked Questions
There are many dermal fillers on the market for you to consider when trying to turn back the hands of time. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler offered by Plano, TX physician Dr. Jeffrey Caruth is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for correcting age-related volume loss in the hands. Men and women who might not have a lot of time for repeat visits love the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without an invasive surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a custom procedure plan that restores your skin. Look several years younger and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Men and women who are in good health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles are great candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can treat smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the corners of the mouth. Radiesse is also safe to address age-related volume loss in the hands to make them softer and younger looking. You should not have this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Caruth about any allergies (severe or not) and any relevant medical history. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.
Radiesse injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Plano Aesthetics in about 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. First, you will be seated comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel only mild discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if needed, a numbing agent will be applied to the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, selected at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the skin. After the procedure is complete, a cold compress can be applied to help alleviate swelling and bruising.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
After your treatment, you may see some redness, swelling, and bruising. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be concealed with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Plano Aesthetics. Most patients see some results immediately with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and have a natural glow. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — around 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Caruth during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.
Radiesse Ideal Candidates
How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of your Radiesse treatment will depend on your desired outcome as well as the number of syringes necessary to achieve your goal look. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth will work to understand your aesthetic goals and then create a treatment plan that will work for you. When we have established your treatment plan, we can help you understand your out-of-pocket costs.
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Dermal fillers produce temporary results, lasting only about a year. When compared to other fillers, Radiesse is the only product that is created with a solution of calcium-based microspheres comparable to hyaluronic acid. This means Radiesse stimulates the production of collagen over time. At Plano Aesthetics, we will help you understand your dermal filler options so we can make sure to choose one that works for you.
What are the possible side effects of Radiesse?
Immediately following your injection, you could experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, and/or itching. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two. Severe side effects are not common or likely.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be most definitely be paired with other injectables to help you achieve your aesthetic goals without surgery. Often, patients combine dermal fillers like Radiesse with BOTOX to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Speak with Dr. Caruth during your consultation to learn more about other aesthetic procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
You will feel a slight discomfort during the injection itself, but the solution will not cause any stinging or pain afterward. In most cases, patients do not need any type of numbing prior to their treatment, but it is available should you opt for it.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $200 - $2,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 – 4 Months
Radiesse Procedure Technique
As an injectable filler, Radiesse gets rave reviews from our patients for delivering amazing results. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Radiesse dermal filler injections, please call Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Caruth. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.