How The treatment Works
How Do Radiesse & Juvéderm Work?
- Radiesse® is a long lasting facial filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite.
- Radiesse® is FDA approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles. An injection of Radiesse® delivers tiny microspheres to fill in lines and wrinkles without surgery.
- Juvéderm® is a FDA approved reversible hyaluronic acid.
Radiesse® typically lasts 9-12 months and is very effective for restoring cheek fullness, as well as diminishing the nasal fold lines (area from the nose to mouth).
Juvéderm® products can last 6-18+ months
Why choose Radiesse® or Juvéderm® as your wrinkle filler?
- Stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production
- Instantly corrects wrinkles
- Results that may last 9-12 months or more in many patients
- Now FDA approved to enhance patient comfort with lidocaine mixing
Juvéderm Family of Products
Volbella – Lasts 12 months (Upper Lip Lines) [Vycross Technology]
Vollure – Lasts up to 18 Months (Nasal Folds) [Vycross Technology]
Voluma – Lasts Up to 18 Months (Cheek Augmentation) [Vycross Technology]
Ultra XC – Lasts up to 6 Months (Lip Enhancement)
Ultra Plus – Lasts Up to 9 Months (Smile or Perioral Lines)
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Frequently Asked Questions
On average most patients can experience results that last up to 12 months.
The filler is a safe and virtually pain-free treatment. You may experience mild side effects, such as tenderness, bruising, itching, redness or swelling. These side effects usually last a short time.
Absolutely! One of the most compelling benefits of Radiesse® and Juvéderm® is that there is no downtime after a treatment. For the first 24 hours following your treatment, you will wish to avoid applying make-up and minimize your sun and heat exposure.
Radiesse® is made with calcium-based microspheres to increase collagen production. A study published in Dermatologic Surgery in 2008 showed that the calcium hydroxylapatite filler in Radiesse® stimulates natural collagen production, and continues to do so long after treatment.
The treatment takes place in our office and requires no preparation time. Most patients are treated and ready to go within an hour. Our practitioner injects Radiesse® (pre-mixed with lidocaine for comfort) under your skin. Since Radiesse® is mixed with lidocaine, you’ll experience fewer side effects.
You’ll notice smoother skin and a reduction in wrinkles right after treatment. Full results appear in a week.
Treatment takes only a few minutes, so your wrinkles can be softened during a short appointment with us. The treatment is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Its long-lasting results makes it the natural choice for wrinkle treatment.
Ask us about the cost of treatment during your consultation. The final cost depends on the severity of your wrinkles and facial folds and how much dermal filler will be needed to treat it.