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What is Radiesse?

Radiesse, an injectable filler, effectively diminishes visible signs of aging by promptly replenishing dermal volume. It is utilized to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including laugh lines. Beyond the ability to help with facial rejuvenation, it can also be applied in other areas to address volume loss such as the hands and other areas.

Upon administration, this dermal filler collaborates with the body to stimulate natural collagen production, yielding long-lasting results for many patients that can endure for a year or longer.

Furthermore, Radiesse possesses exceptional capabilities to enhance the skin’s natural collagen synthesis, resulting in increasingly noticeable improvement over time.

After a single treatment, you will experience an improved transformation in the appearance and texture of your skin.

Discover the secret to youthful and radiant skin at White Pearl Medical Spa. Experience the transformative power of Radiesse, a non-surgical treatment that restores volume and reduces wrinkles.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience it for yourself – schedule now!

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What Are the Benefits?

Radiesse presents several transformative possibilities for enhancing your facial aesthetics, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking a natural-based filler to address skin concerns in the lower region of the face. 

Here are some of the advantages associated with Radiesse injections:

  • Reduced risk of adverse reactions: Radiesse utilizes calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a naturally occurring substance found in bones, which significantly lowers the likelihood of allergies or negative reactions compared to synthetic dermal fillers.
  • Nurturing your skin towards a more vibrant and youthful appearance: CaHA can stimulate collagen production, improving skin appearance and elasticity. This contributes to a radiant and youthful look.
  • Increased natural filler effect: Radiesse’s ability to stimulate collagen production results in increased volume in the treated areas, which leads to longer-lasting effects compared to other natural fillers like hyaluronic acid.
  • Instantaneous results: The results of Radiesse injections become immediately visible following the procedure. Your face will appear fuller and smoother, reflecting a subtle yet noticeable change. While the difference can be observed immediately, the filler may take up to two weeks to fully settle.
  • Compatibility with other cosmetic treatments: Radiesse can be safely combined with other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. We encourage scheduling an initial consultation with our skilled professionals to explore the most suitable options for you.

Embark on a transformative journey with Radiesse and uncover the multitude of benefits it brings in revitalizing your facial appearance alongside our expert guidance.

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How To Prepare Yourself For The Treatment

One Week Before Your Treatment:

  • Refrain from using blood-thinning over-the-counter medications like Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve.
  • Avoid taking supplements such as St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E.

Two Days Before Your Treatment:

  • Stop applying topical products like Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area scheduled for treatment.

24 Hours Before Your Treatment:

  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages within the 24 hours leading up to your treatment.
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What Are The Post-Treatment Care Recommendations?

Following Radiesse injections, the recovery period is minimal, allowing you to resume most of your regular activities. However, it’s common to experience minor side effects in the treated areas, which may include:

  • Bruising at the injection sites
  • Redness, itching, and irritation
  • Swelling
  • Mild to moderate discomfort

These side effects are typical for various injection procedures and are your body’s reaction to the treatment. They should diminish within a few days after the procedure. 

Bruising, in particular, may take up to two weeks to fade. If you encounter less common side effects, such as skin infections or the formation of lumps, it is recommended to return for a follow-up consultation.

It can take up to two weeks for the Radiesse filler to settle fully in the treated area. To minimize side effects and preserve the optimal results of your treatment, here are some aftercare practices to follow:

  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. It is advisable to abstain from alcohol for at least one week before your dermal filler treatment and up to one week afterward. Alcohol can increase pain sensitivity during injection and act as a blood thinner, potentially leading to increased bruising.
  • Refrain from touching the injection sites. Avoid touching the treated area, especially with unwashed hands, as it increases the risk of infection, acne, or bacterial complications. In case of a bacterial infection, consult a doctor for oral or topical antibiotics.
  • Sleep on your back. Sleep on your back rather than your side or stomach to prevent unnecessary pressure on the treated area, as this can affect how the filler settles.
  • Apply a cold compress to the bruises. Bruising is a common occurrence after injection procedures. Use an ice pack or cold compress to minimize bruising and expedite healing. Bruises typically take up to two weeks to fully heal.
  • Limit strenuous activities. Avoid intense exercises and other physically demanding activities for up to three days after treatment. Increased blood pressure can contribute to bruising in the treated areas.
  • Avoid certain facial products. For 24 hours following the treatment, avoid skincare products containing AHAs, retinol, vitamin C, and oil-based makeup. These products can irritate the injection sites and potentially disrupt the distribution of the filler.
  • Postpone additional cosmetic treatments. If you plan to undergo other cosmetic procedures such as facials, micro-needling, or laser treatments immediately after receiving dermal fillers.

It is advisable to consult with us if you see severe side effects. We can guide which treatments can be safely taken without compromising the results. By adhering to these aftercare practices, you can minimize side effects, support the healing process, and ensure the optimal outcome.

Radiesse FAQs

Radiesse distinguishes itself by offering the unique combination of immediate volume restoration and
stimulation of natural collagen production, resulting in enduring outcomes.

Upon administration, Radiesse promptly replenishes lost facial volume and improves the appearance of moderate to deep wrinkles.

As time passes, the body naturally breaks down Radiesse, gradually replacing it with fresh collagen. This ongoing collagen rejuvenation process extends the initial effects of Radiesse over several months.

Radiesse delivers immediate correction and natural and long-lasting results that can endure for a year and up to eighteen months.

During a consultation, we will assess your requirements and provide a personalized cost estimate based on the recommended treatment plan.

There are two options of Radiesse 1) with Lidocaine and 2) without Lidocaine. Radiesse with Lidocaine ensures a more comfortable treatment.

Recovery time for a Radiesse procedure is minimal, if not negligible. Most patients can resume their regular daily activities immediately after the visit. Since each patient is unique, discussing your specific plans with us is important.

Bid farewell to wrinkles and say hi to a more youthful version of yourself. Rediscover your confidence through our Radiesse treatment options. Secure your appointment today and take the first step towards a revitalized you!