California Radiesse Treatments
Radiesse soft tissue filler
At California Skin & Laser Center, we are pleased to offer Radiesse, one of our most commonly used soft tissue fillers; Dr. Bock uses more Radiesse than any other injector in the the Central Valley. Radiesse is a synthetic filler consisting of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres 25 to 45 microns in size. These are suspended in an aqueous gel and consistently shaped and sized, and have proven to elicit very little long term adverse reaction when injected into the skin. Radiesse behaves somewhat similarly to Restylane (find out more about our California Restylane treatments on the Restylane page), and is moldable immediately after injection. We now have developed techniques that make the injection of fillers an almost painless experience.
What sets Radiesse apart from other dermal fillers? Durability, longevity, and versatility. Price is also an important differentiating point: a syringe of Radiesse provides the filling power of two syringes of Restylane or Juvederm, making it the most cost-effective filler. The unique composition of Radiesse provides the immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, along with the benefit of long-lasting results. Over time, your own soft tissue replaces the gel carrier, with the newly formed collagen matrix providing the desired long-term effect. These unique advantages make Radiesse the ideal choice to correct many signs of facial aging or to add natural contours to the face. Experience has shown that it lasts one year or longer. Radiesse is suitable for facial lines and grooves, such as filling the "marionette" lines and the grooves between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth. It is also very useful in filling in the hollows of the cheeks and in enhancing the cheek bones, but is not used in the lip or in very shallow lines.
Radiesse is a long lasting filler that is very good for replacing deep tissue loss. It stimulates the body to create new collagen so, at least in theory, repeated treatments should have additive effects.
Safety and side effects
Radiesse appears to be very safe. Swelling, bruising and rare lumpiness have been observed with all fillers. Irregularity appears to be less of a problem with Radiesse when compared to many other fillers. Sometimes, in areas where the skin is close to the bone, the injection of Radiesse can result in some temporary pinkness of the overlying skin; this always clears up.
For even more information about Radiesse, including before-and-after photos, visit the offical Radiesse Web site at RadiesseUSA.com.
Questions and Answers
How does it work?
Radiesse acts as a volume enhancer and stimulates the body to make new collagen.
Who is a candidate?
Anyone with deep tissue loss (almost anyone over 35) is a candidate.
What can i expect?
You should notice immediate filling after Radiesse injection. There can be temporary mild swelling or bruising.
What is the recovery time?
Unless there is bruising, the only recovery time is a few days for the mild swelling to disappear.
Does it hurt?
We usually inject local anesthetic either before or with the Radiesse, and we use ice to numb the injection sites.
You should tell Dr. Bock about all the medicines that you are taking. If possible, avoid aspirin, blood thinners, Vitamin E, and ibuprofen and related pain medications for about 10 days before the procedure.
If there is swelling, you can take Benadryl. If there is discomfort, you can use Advil or related products.
Who Performs the treatments?
Only Dr. Bock injects fillers.
Why should you choose to have your Radiesse treatments at California Skin & Laser Center?
At California Skin & Laser Center, we want you to have an excellent outcome and to feel that your needs and concerns have been promptly addressed in a caring and sensitive fashion. We strive diligently to ensure your satisfaction, your comfort, your privacy, and your safety. All treatments are supervised or performed by a board-certified dermatologist with many years of successful experience in a large variety of cosmetic procedures. Many treatment modalities are available, and we can recommend the one or two that are most likely to meet your needs; we're here to meet your needs and help you realize your aspirations. At our clinic in Stockton, CA, we serve communities throughout San Joaquin County and the Central Valley, including Lodi, Sacramento, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Galt, and Valley Springs; many of our patients also come from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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