Radiesse is a cosmetic injection that encourages your body to produce its natural filler material — collagen. With a few strategic injections, Radiesse can stimulate collagen production and enhance your facial volume. We offer Radiesse treatments to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the nose and mouth. Radiesse can also restore volume to the cheeks and the back of the hands.

How does Radiesse work?

Radiesse catalyzes your body’s ability to produce collagen, a fibrous protein that binds your skin tissues together. The loss of collagen because of age is the primary reason for facial sagging and wrinkles. Radiesse is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite, a compound that activates your body’s innate collagen production capabilities. When injected into targeted areas, it encourages your body to produce new collagen fibers to reverse the signs of aging and enhance facial volume.

What does Radiesse treat?

  • Facial wrinkles and folds
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Deep tear troughs under the eyes
  • Sunken, hollow, or gaunt cheeks
  • Loss of midface volume because of age
  • Loss of volume from the back of the hands

What are the benefits of Radiesse?

  • Minimally invasive anti-aging treatment
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime
  • Results look completely natural
  • Long-lasting results — around 15 months

What happens during the Radiesse treatment?

Your Radiesse treatment starts with a thorough consultation. Our medical providers will carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and mark the treatment areas on your skin. The medical provider will also select the appropriate units of Radiesse to ensure optimal results — we always personalize the treatment.

During the Radiesse treatment, the medical provider will cleanse your facial skin. You don’t need anesthesia, but a numbing cream can be applied for optimal comfort. The Radiesse filler is carefully injected into the targeted areas in your facial tissues using ultrafine needles. The entire treatment concludes within 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections.

What are the side effects of Radiesse?

Radiesse causes minimal side effects, such as redness, pain, itching, swelling, bumps/lumps, and tenderness around the injection sites. The side effects dissipate within a few days.

Is there any downtime after Radiesse?

Radiesse doesn’t involve any downtime. You should avoid strenuous activities for a day, but you can resume all other daily activities and work immediately after the treatment.

When will I see the results?

Your skin should look fuller and smoother a few days after your Radiesse treatment. But the final results will appear gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen.

How long do the results last?

Radiesse results last approximately 15 months, but you can extend the longevity with touch-up treatments at the 7-month mark.

How often do I need Radiesse treatments?

Radiesse results last long periods, so you can maintain youthful skin with repeat treatments once every 2 years. Some patients also opt for touch-ups every couple of months.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in anti-aging and cosmetic treatments. We believe in helping you recover your youthful appearance, delay the signs of aging, and look effortlessly youthful and beautiful. Our cosmetic treatments elevate your natural facial contours without unwanted signs of cosmetic work — no frozen expressions or facial stiffness. Please schedule an appointment to explore your Radiesse treatments in San Carlos.