Radiesse® (Injectable Dermal Filler for Lines and Wrinkles) – Scottsdale, AZ*

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About Radiesse

Today, there are multiple injectable fillers on the market for you to use to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatment is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face and for addressing age-related volume loss in the hands. Women and men who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate 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 the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique procedure plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ.

Ideal Candidates

Women and men who are in good health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. They can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller 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 your aesthetician about any allergies (severe or not) and if you have a history of any bleeding disorders. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.

Procedure Technique

After your consultation, Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in about 30 – 60 minutes. To start the procedure, you will lie comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help your aesthetician to carefully administer Radiesse into the needed areas. As soon as the procedure is done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.

What to Expect

After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild swelling, redness, and bruising. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to your aesthetician during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of Radiesse is based on the amount used to match your desired outcome. During your initial consultation at our practice, we will listen to your needs and wants so we can create your treatment plan. Then we can discuss the estimate of your costs.

How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Injectable wrinkle fillers all have unique formulas and properties to help with various concerns. Common filler materials are hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers since both prompt collagen production in your body. During your initial consultation, your aesthetician will explain the various fillers and evaluate your facial tone, laxity, and volume levels to recommend which filler will address your concerns.

Are Radiesse injections painful?
Usually, patients do not need numbing cream prior to their treatments. However, a local anesthetic can be applied to relieve any concerns you may have. New patients sometimes feel slight discomfort as the needle goes in.

What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Injections of Radiesse rarely produce serious side effects when performed by an experienced medical aesthetician, like at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. During your initial consultation, tell your aesthetician about the medications you take and if you have any known allergies to prevent a reaction. Following your treatment, you may develop mild redness, bruising, numbness, or itching. These side effects are temporary and should be gone in a few days.

What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be performed with other injectable and nonsurgical treatments to help achieve your ideal results. Many patients get fillers, such as Radiesse, along with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to get a refreshed appearance. Talk to your aesthetician while creating your treatment plan to consider other procedures that work well with Radiesse.

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Average Cost  
$750 - $1,500
Recovery Time  
No Downtime
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
12 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
In-Office
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As a dermal filler, Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating great results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse injections, please call Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to schedule an appointment. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.

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