What is Radiesse?
Radiesse dermal filler is available at Optima Medical Spa for facial rejuvenation. Our board-certified physician, Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya, performs Radiesse injections for mild and moderate wrinkles and lines on the face. Plus, Radiesse can add needed volume to aging hands. Men and women who don't have time for repeat visits prefer the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a flexible gel, Radiesse plumps and fills out your face without surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the face and hands. It may be used with other injectables (wrinkle fillers and relaxers), too. Look younger and boost your self-image with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA.
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Women and men who are in good overall health and want to fill in their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are great patients for Radiesse. Dr. Ishaaya treats patients with smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and fine lines that form in the sides of the mouth. Radiesse is also approved to treat volume that is often lost with age in the hands to make them fuller and younger-looking. You shouldn't have this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or any ingredients in Radiesse. Be sure to tell Dr. Ishaaya if you have any allergies (whether mild or severe) and any medical conditions or disorders. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse injections.
Radiesse injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Optima Medical Spa in around 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, you will lie comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Many patients feel only mild discomfort during the procedure at the initial prick, but if preferred, a numbing agent will be used on the treatment sites. The Radiesse dose, determined at your consultation, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help Dr. Ishaaya to carefully administer Radiesse into the skin. Once the treatment is done, a cold compress may be held to the treated areas to alleviate swelling and bruising.
What to Expect
After your Radiesse treatment, you may have slight bruising, redness, and swelling. This is common and could last for around a week. These side effects may typically be concealed with cosmetics. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Optima Medical Spa. Most patients see visible results minutes after the treatment with final results developing over time. Your face will appear softer, younger, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer compared to other dermal fillers — about 1 – 2 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Fillers all have different formulas and properties to fit a wide range of concerns. Common filler formulas are made with HA (hyaluronic acid), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres, which are similar to hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers due to the natural ability to increase the natural production of collagen. In your initial consult, your injector will explain the various dermal filler brands and evaluate your skin tone and volume to determine which one will address your concerns.
What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Treatments with Radiesse rarely produce abnormal side effects when performed by a skilled injector, like our team at Optima Medical Spa. In your consultation, tell us about your medical history and any allergies to avoid a reaction. Following your treatment, you might develop mild redness, bruising, numbness, or itching. This is temporary and should be gone in 1 – 2 days.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Injections of Radiesse may be performed along with other injectable treatments to deliver your optimal results. Some patients use fillers, like Radiesse, with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Speak to your injector before your treatment to find out about procedures that work well with Radiesse.
Round out skin with Radiesse
As an injectable dermal filler, Radiesse receives rave reviews from our patients for creating plump results. If you want to see if you are a candidate for Radiesse dermal filler injections, please call Optima Medical Spa in Los Angeles, CA today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ishaaya. Our staff will provide you with quality aesthetic care.