Radiesse® in Melbourne, FL
Radiesse® is a minimally invasive dermal filler alternative to plastic surgery that revolumizes and recontours the face, as well as diminishes the appearance of folds while boosting collagen production. Residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, the beaches, and surrounding areas in Central Florida may learn more about Radiesse® treatments and how they can refresh their appearance at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD.
How does Radiesse® work?
Radiesse® is an injectable filler that diminishes the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and creases while also triggering collagen production, which improves volume, fullness, and elasticity by nourishing the skin at the cellular level.
Radiesse for men and women is ideal for flattened cheeks, smile lines, corners of mouth, marionette lines, and the jowl area.
What makes Radiesse® unique?
Radiesse® is a highly valued treatment that provides specific advantages over other dermal filler injections. Because it works by triggering natural collagen production, the skin continues to improve over time. Radiesse® results last for up to 18 months. Some of the unique benefits of Radiesse® include:
- Special gel formula containing calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural ingredient found in healthy skin
- Very low risk of allergic reaction
- Minimal downtime or recovery period
- Immediate results followed by gradual improvements over the course of three months
- Results that last up to eighteen months
How Is Radiesse® Administered?
After applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment areas to alleviate possible discomfort, Radiesse® is injected directly into each target area using a very fine-gauge needle. Treatment takes between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the topical anesthetic time and number of injections needed. Results will be immediately noticeable after the treatment, but your skin will continue to improve. Initial bruising and swelling up to one to two weeks may occur post-treatment.
Who can get the most benefit from a Radiesse® treatment?
Radiesse® is a safe and effective FDA-approved treatment for healthy adults. However, Radiesse® may not be suitable for everyone. At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your medical history, age, lifestyle and the condition of your skin to determine if you can benefit from this treatment. Radiesse® is designed specifically to treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles, creases and folds, as well as augmenting volume to fill in sunken contours in the facial area. Radiesse® is also used to treat facial lipoatrophy, a condition that causes loss of fat and volume in the face.
Pre-treatment preparation for Radiesse®
Radiesse® is made with all-natural ingredients, so adverse reactions to the gel formula are rare, but prior to treatment, we will want to know if you have a history of allergies, skin reactions, or any other medical conditions. You may have to postpone treatments if any infection, inflammation or other irritation appears on the skin. You may need to temporarily suspend certain blood thinning medications or supplements one week prior to treatment.
What is the cost of Radiesse® in Central Florida?
The cost of Radiesse® depends on how many injections you require. Cost estimates are $600 to $1200. Health insurance does usually not cover dermal fillers such as Radiesse®, but Florida Dermatology and Plastic Surgery accepts various forms of payment to make payments more convenient for our patients.
Radiesse® is a unique treatment that rejuvenates facial skin and takes years off your appearance. If you are a resident of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, the beaches, or nearby communities in Central Florida, contact Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, to find out how injectable filler treatments such as Radiesse® may help your skin look years younger. The doctors specialize in skillful, artful, and thoughtful injections.