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How does Radiesse work?

Radiesse is composed of small spherical particles (called microspheres) suspended in a water based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your bones, so there’s minimal risk of an allergic reaction. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that are clear, Radiesse has a thick, milky consistency. Once injected, Radiesse stimulates your body to produce collagen, which increases the strength and elasticity of your skin. Your body eventually absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.

What are the advantages of Radiesse?

Because Radiesse has a thicker consistency than other dermal fillers, it’s ideal for adding volume to fleshy areas of the face (such as the cheeks) and the back of the hands. Radiesse provides immediate, visible results by smoothing deep wrinkles and folds. Furthermore, because Radiesse stimulates your body to produce natural collagen, this treatment can improve the quality of your skin. The results of Radiesse are long-lasting, with many patients still very happy with their results after two years. The results achieved with Radiesse feel soft, and look natural.

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Radiesse for volumizing the face

Radiesse is ideal for adding volume to the cheeks, as well as reducing deep lines around the nose and mouth. Most commonly these deep wrinkles are smile lines around the outer portion of the lips, marionette lines that extend upward from the corners of the mouth, and lines around the nose and chin. 

Radiesse for volumizing hands

They say that hands are the telltale sign of a woman’s age, and manicures and moisturizing simply cannot hide the years on your hands. Radiesse is the only dermal filler that is approved to restore volume loss on the back of your hands, making them appear more youthful for up to two years following treatment.

Radiesse Before & Afters

This patient was concerned about her nasolabial folds and marionette lines (smile lines). She received one syringe of Radiesse (1.5ml) to these areas for improvement.

This patient wanted to balance her facial profile. She was hesitant to pursue surgery for this correction, and Dr. Tansavatdi recommended Radiesse.

This patient received Radiesse in the hands to improve wrinkles and signs of age

How is Radiesse administered?

Radiesse treatments generally take between 15 and 30 minutes, and are injected using a very fine needle which contains lidocaine to keep you comfortable. It’s absolutely essential that Radiesse is administered by a medical professional such as Dr. Tansavatdi. 

This is because the injector needs to have a deep understanding of the human face, as well as experience and skill with Radiesse. Dr. Tansavatdi has extensive experience using Radiesse. She has also written an article for a medical journal about Radiesse to help other practitioners understand it. 

Who is a good candidate for Radiesse?

If you’re considering Radiesse in Westlake Village or Thousand Oaks, you may be a great candidate. You should be in good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure. Radiesse cannot be used if you have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you have a skin infection (such as a cold sore, pimple, or rash), you’ll have to wait until it is healed. Radiesse is approved for patients over the age of 21. During the week before your procedure, you must avoid taking medications and supplements that prolong bleeding.

Dr. Tansavatdi| Thousand Oaks plastic Surgeon

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Radiesse FAQ

How long does Radiesse last?

Radiesse may last up to two years. In some cases, patients require a touch-up after one month to reach the desired effect.

Can Radiesse be combined with other fillers and procedures?

Yes. During your consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will discuss your aesthetic goals and how to best achieve the look you desire. Many of our patients choose to combine Radiesse with other procedures to achieve their aesthetic goals.

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