Radiesse

Injectable Wrinkle Filler in Costa Mesa

Radiesse is an injectable filler that can be used to diminish the appearance of depressions on the face that add to your apparent age.

Reasons to Choose Radiesse

Radiesse is a dermal filler comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a water gel. It is FDA approved to treat any kind of wrinkle and plastic surgeons feel it has many benefits. Plastic surgeons recognize Radiesse for its ease of use, as well as for the fact that it is bio-compatible.

In addition to treating many types of facial wrinkles and lines, patients may also undergo a Radiesse treatment for:

  • nasolabial folds
  • facial contouring
  • marionette lines
  • depressed scars

The effects of Radiesse can be long-lasting. In your consultation with your plastic surgeon, he will discuss your treatment options with you and craft a treatment plan based on the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals.

FAQ About Radiesse in Orange County

Since Radiesse is such a popular non-surgical treatment, the plastic surgery team at Costa Mesa’s UCI Plastic Surgery often fields questions about its benefits. They have provided answers to some of the most common questions.

How does it work?

First, your skin will be cleansed in preparation for the injection. Then, a topical anesthetic may be applied to increase your comfort. Using an advanced technique that may include fanning or crosshatching, your plastic surgeon will inject Radiesse beneath the surface of your skin at the treatment site. An immediate correction will be visible. Your plastic surgeon may then gently massage the area with his hand—this will help evenly place the product.

What happens after treatment?

When you leave UCI Plastic Surgery after your treatment of Radiesse, the skin at the treatment site may feel taut, but this feeling will soon dissipate. On average, the skin-smoothing results of your treatment of Radiesse in Costa Mesa can last up to a year. As the effects begin to wear off naturally over time, we encourage you to complete follow-up treatments to maintain the beautiful look.

Why should I choose UCI Plastic Surgery for Radiesse?

The plastic surgery team at UCI Plastic Surgery stays up to date on the latest advances in cosmetic treatments. They also all have a keen aesthetic eye and know how to use injectable fillers like Radiesse to smooth your skin and showcase your best features.

What are the most common side effects involved with Radiesse?

Side effects from Radiesse are rare and usually short-lived but may include redness or swelling. The application of an ice pack after treatment can help control these types of side effects.

If you deal with aged, wrinkled skin, we encourage you to learn more about treatments of Radiesse in southern California by scheduling your consultation with one of our Costa Mesa plastic surgeons.