Radiesse– Injectable Filler
Radiesse is a wrinkle filler that provides immediate improvement to the skin and then continues to increase collagen production long after the treatment. Radiesse is the only dermal filler approved by the FDA that contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which stimulate and provide support for new collagen. Dr. Evan Sorokin, a plastic surgeon in Cherry Hill, New Jersey uses Radiesse to add volume into aging, thinning areas of the face. Patients see their youthful contours restored and results typically last about a year or more.
Radiesse is mixed with Lidocaine for a numbing effect during the treatment, but a local anesthetic may also be used before the treatment to help the patient with any discomfort. Dr. Sorokin will mark and clean the treatment sites before injecting Radiesse into the face. A Radiesse treatment usually takes about 20 minutes and patients are able to return to their normal activities right away. Because of the Lidocaine, patients will have a temporary numbness or redness at the treated sites.
What To Expect
Radiesse provides an immediate difference to the patient’s face that will last up to one year. The ingredients in Radiesse will help to stimulate collagen development and production and, patients will see their wrinkles smooth out over time in addition to the added volume. Dr. Sorokin recommends patients receive Radiesse treatments once a year, or whenever the patient feels the effects are significantly diminished.
A syringe of Radiesse costs from $700 and the total cost of a treatment will depend on the number of syringes used during the treatment. Dr. Sorokin will be able to give a better estimate of costs and financing options during the initial consultation.
Radiesse is one of many injectable fillers on the market today and each has its own benefits and limitations. Dr. Sorokin will discuss the different options available to the patient after getting a full medical history and talking to the patient about the goals and expectations during the initial consultation.
Difference of Radiesse?
Radiesse is composed of calcium-based microspheres, as opposed to other dermal fillers, which are composed of hyaluronic acid. The ingredients in Radiesse work well as a dermal filler, but include the added benefit of stimulating collagen production and improving the skin. Radiesse patients are generally more pleased with their results.
Radiesse may cause temporary side effects like mild redness, bruising, numbness, and itching for 1-2 days after the treatment. Contact Dr. Sorokin immediately if these effects last more than 2 days or you have any other concerns after the treatment.