Radiesse Treatment in Tempe, AZ
Whether they’re from squinting in the sun or sulking in the rain, wrinkles affect everyone at one point in their lives. One of the most sought after remedies, filling in wrinkles are a very common procedure that is both non-intrusive and effective.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a volumizing dermal filler that is used to fill out deep wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth, and add contours to areas of the face that have lost their shape, such as the cheeks and jaw line. It’s a filler-like substance that is injected deep into the skin to volumize deep wrinkles and other areas that have lost significant volume.
Radiesse is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa), which is similar to the calcium found in your teeth and bones, suspended in a gel. Upon injection, Radiesse immediately fills up targeted areas, for instant results, then as the gel is absorbed by your body, it leaves behind microspheres of CaHA, which act as a scaffold to support your skin’s weakened structure and promote the growth of new collagen. Over a span of 2 to 3 years, the CaHA particles completely metabolize while new collagen grows in its place.
Radiesse has been around the longest, so many cosmetic doctors are very experienced in using it, but know that this is an irreversible treatment. If you don’t like the results, you have to wait for your body to metabolize the CaHA, which can take over a year. That said, when administered properly, results can be stunning.
How long does Radiesse filler last?
Like all injectable dermal fillers, Radiesse is a temporary treatment that eventually wears off. However, the active ingredient in Radiesse has been shown to help stimulate collagen production, which allows it to last longer than hyaluronic acid-based fillers. The effects of Radiesse last approximately 12 to 18 months.
After bruising and swelling have subsided and your filler has settled, you will be able to enjoy natural-looking results that restore volume to your face. Sunken, hollow cheeks will look plumper; deep folds between the nose and mouth will be less noticeable and wrinkled skin will look smoother. This improvement in appearance will last for several months until the filler begins to dissolve.
To minimize side effects, we recommend avoiding certain supplements and medications that are known blood thinners — like aspirin or fish oil — as well as avoiding alcohol before and for a few days after your treatment. You can also use a medication like Arnica to reduce swelling and bruising more quickly. Talk your plastic surgeon about their best recommendations for protecting your injections following Radiesse — they may have advice like when to keep your head elevated, where to use ice packs or how to wash your face that can help you heal as quickly as possible.
How much does Radiesse cost?
Radiesse tends to cost $650 to $800 for each syringe used in the procedure. The amount of Radiesse used can vary, depending on how many injections you need. Your doctor will determine the number of injections based on how many areas of your face need to be treated.
Another factor in cost is the dosage you’ll need per injection. Because of all the variable factors, it can be difficult to estimate your costs for Radiesse until you’ve been to your first consultation.
Radiesse is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. It’s not likely your insurance will cover the injections, so you’ll want to get accurate estimates from your doctor up-front. If the cost is outside your budget, you can also talk to your doctor about treatment financing options.
If you are looking to volumize your face, please contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online at https://www.tempeholisticskincare.com/. Our office is located at 2034 E Southern Ave Suite U, Tempe, AZ 85282.