William Vinyard, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Radiesse®

Radiesse® (Injectable Dermal Filler for Wrinkles on the Face & Hands) – Port Saint Lucie, FL*

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What is Radiesse?

Today there are multiple injectable dermal fillers on the market for you to use to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatment offered by Port Saint Lucie, FL cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard is great for mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for fixing age-related volume loss in the hands. Women and men who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique procedure plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE?

Women and men who are in good health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. You should not have this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Vinyard about any allergies (severe or not) and any medical disorders or conditions. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.

What's the Technique?

Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at VIPS in about 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, you will lay comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the needed areas. As soon as the procedure is done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.

What Can I Expect?

After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild redness, bruising, and swelling. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call VIPS. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. William Vinyard during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of Radiesse is dependent on the number of syringes needed to achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation at our practice, we will discuss your expected results and determine the amount needed. We will also discuss your out-of-pocket costs for your treatment. Dr. Vinyard often runs special pricing on dermal fillers like Radiesse when combining it with another nonsurgical treatment (such as BOTOX) for stunning results in your facial appearance.

How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Fillers such as Radiesse are considered temporary, even though the results may last up to a full year. Common dermal filler injections are made of collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, and the heaviest of the fillers, PMMA. Radiesse is the only dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic acid injectable fillers due to the natural ability to stimulate collagen production. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers and evaluate your facial tone, laxity, and volume levels to help you decide which filler may be the best choice for you.

What are the side effects?
Severe and/or abnormal side effects are rare with Radiesse. Immediately following treatment, patients may experience a mild redness to the skin, bruising, numbness, and/or itching. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two.

What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be performed in combination with other injectable treatments to help you achieve your ideal results. Many patients combine dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Talk to your physician in your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.

Are the injections painful?
Typically, patients do not need any form of numbing prior to their injection treatment. However, a local anesthetic can be provided if you are worried about any discomfort. Most patients only experience slight discomfort during the actual injections.

Look Radiant with Radiesse

As a wrinkle filler, Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating beautiful results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse treatments, please call VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vinyard. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients, and we will take great care of you, too.

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Recovery Time  
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Average Procedure Time  
20 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
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