Radiesse is an innovative injectable filler that targets areas of the skin that have wrinkles and folds, usually in the face. It stimulates natural collagen that rests in the layer just underneath the skin. Improvements are immediate and most results last for more than a year. If you are considering dermal fillers, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Kolker is a premier NYC Radiesse provider.
Treatments are usually rendered in the area of skin near the mouth and nose. Injections can also be made into the hand where wrinkles have formed. The procedure is performed using a small needle. All Radiesse ingredients are non-allergenic, non-toxic, and safe for the natural tissues of the body.
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres, which begin to work as soon as it’s injected. CaHA contains ions of calcium and phosphate that naturally exist in the body. Initially, the gel works to add the desired volume in the treatment area.
Over time, CaHA stimulates your existing collagen, permitting the skin to harvest more filler. The gel contains oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen that assist in developing a structure resembling connective tissue. Finally, the body absorbs CaHA, and collagen is naturally restored. Innovative studies and research has allowed for the enhanced development of Radiesse, which helps results last longer than some alternative treatment options.
Our professional treatment specialists will administer Radiesse in the comfort of our office with a local anesthetic. Injections may cause slight pain or discomfort, but we have conventions in place to make your session as comfortable as possible. FDA-approved medications may be combined with the injections to decrease any pain that may occur during treatment.
Initially, the doctor identifies and assess the intended areas of injection. Next, an antiseptic is applied to the injection site. Afterward, the dosage is determined, and the injections are applied. The procedure can last up to 15 minutes. There is no recovery time required. Once treatment is over, patients can resume their day as planned.
To learn more about the benefits of Radiesse NYC patients should contact us today to schedule a consultation and see if it’s the right option for you. Dr. Kolker will be pleased to meet with you in the comfort and privacy of his office. He understands the importance of providing his patients with the necessary information to help them make an informed decision. We look forward to welcoming you to the family at Adam Kolker MD MedSpa in New York.
Patients receive a consultation prior to Radiesse treatments. It is important to inform the doctor of any prescription and OTC medications being used.
Medications like warfarin, aspirin, or blood thinners may lead to bruising or bleeding at the treatment site. It is important to inform the doctor of any issues or conditions of the hand, disabilities, injuries, or diseases. Let the doctor know if you scar easily, especially if the scarring is usually large or keloid-like. Remember to list any skin peel or comparable treatments received in the past. The doctor will ask all the necessary questions, but patients should provide any information they deem important prior to treatment.
Patients should notice some improvements immediately after treatment. Most people see maximum results in approximately one week.
Radiesse is temporary, therefore recurring treatments are necessary. Some patients require preservation injections between the recurring two-year treatments. Others may experience results that don’t require any in-between sessions. Any swelling should be minimal and subside within 36 hours after treatment. Expect minor bruising and discomfort, which can be alleviated with OTC medications. Most people can resume their regular schedule following Radiesse treatments. Avoid engaging in any strenuous exercise or other excessive physical activities. Avoid direct sunlight for the first 24 hours or until the swelling and discoloration have diminished.