With aging our natural collagen breaks down, as a result we lose the healthy fat and tissue volume in our faces and bodies. Thus, we are left with skin that is not as fresh as it used to be, not speaking about fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, no one can fully avoid the process of aging, however scientific advancements in the fields of cosmetic medicine and dermatology have created different practices, making it possible to rejuvenate the skin, reversing the signs of aging, such as loss of volume and formation of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are among the techniques that improve the overall appearance of the skin. In fact, dermal fillers have become quite popular, as they are a safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment. Among the most popular ones is Radiesse which is used for the purpose of rejuvenation. It is based on a calcium microsphere that is responsible for wrinkle correction, volume restoration, and rejuvenation of specific areas on the face, neck, and hands. Speaking of invasive plastic surgeries, e.g. face lifts, we need to mention they are gradually giving way to minimally invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation methods. The vivid example of that is the fact that dermal fillers, like Radiesse, have begun to take over the field of cosmetic medicine. The latter is effective at skin rejuvenation, restoration of lost volume, elimination and prevention of common aging signs. Dermal fillers are not only effective for the face but also for other parts of the body, like hands.
If you want to prevent aging signs or address the already formed ones, Dr. Schwarzburg is here to help you with his extensive experience, knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries, injectables, and laser treatments.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler based on calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). It boosts the body’s own collagen production which contributes to the volumization of the injected area. This process is known as collagenosis. Apart from stimulating collagen production which adds volume to the treatment area, the physical filler itself has a direct volumizing effect. Radiesse is effective for a number of treatment areas, such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, Radiesse for neck, buttocks, and the dorsal surface of the hands. In most cases, the patients observe notable changes with Radiesse filler before and after their treatment, leaving the clinic with rejuvenated and refreshed skin.
Does Radiesse Treatment Boost Collagen?
After Radiesse injections the skin on the treatment area starts to grow cells around the hydroxyapatite particles and the body’s own collagen production is stimulated through collagenosis. This process continues after the initial treatment. The effect reached through the procedure lasts as long as 9-12 months or even longer than that.
Who Is the Manufacturer of Radiesse Cosmetic Filler?
In 2006 Radiesse NYC was approved by FDA to treat moderate to severe wrinkles on the face. In 2015, it got approval as a hand rejuvenation treatment. Radiesse is manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, also known to be the manufacturer of Xeomin, Belotero, and Ultherapy. Only board certified doctors can order radiesse to use it in their treatments.
What Applications Does Radiesse Have?
FDA has approved Radiesse for fine line and wrinkle treatment, as well as hand rejuvenation. To achieve smoother results and additional Radiesse skin tightening, Radiesse is typically hyper diluted with saline solution and lidocaine. Hyper Diluted Radiesse is usually used for the hands, neck, jaw, and temples. So what is Radiesse best for? In fact, Radiesse can be used in other areas of the face, too, however it is not based on hyaluronic acid, hence cannot be dissolved. This means the results achieved by Radiesse are not reversible; one will need to wait until the results wear off on their own. Among facial fillers, it is more advisable to choose the ones that are based on hyaluronic acid. Undiluted Radiesse is mostly used for skin rejuvenation and lost volume replacement on the hands. Being worn and torn from daily tasks, hands readily give away our age. To address this matter you can go for Radiesse injections, try and see what a great solution it is to bring back the youthfulness of your hands.
The area around the jawline is the part on the face that is most commonly treated by Radiesse. Radiesse has a slightly denser consistency; it is a “harder” filler and is ideal for imitating the appearance of a jawline. Radiesse for a cheek filler or Radiesse for under eyes are also applicable, however it is not the most optimal option for the mentioned areas. For those areas of the face it is better to use hyaluronic acid based fillers. Typically, Radiesse before and after results for under eyes are not as good as the ones achieved by hyaluronic acid based fillers.
Many patients are interested to know “do cheek fillers stretch skin?”. The general answer to the question is “no”. However, it depends on the case. Cheek fillers are meant to replace the lost volume in the cheeks by only filling out the volume that had previously been there. The skin can be stretched only when radiesse injections in cheeks are totally overfilled. This happens rarely, though.
Radiesse for cellulite can also be an effective solution for those who struggle with cellulite; the effectiveness of the treatment mainly depends on the severity of the case.
Hyper diluted Radiesse stimulates collagen production, thus perfecting the overall quality and appearance of the skin in the Radiesse neck, decollage, and buttocks, treating wrinkles, stretch marks, crepiness, and fine lines.
Radiesse as a Butt Enhancement Procedure
Radiesse can be injected into the buttocks not only for volume increase but also for skin tightening and smoothing purposes; it lifts and shapes the buttocks. This is why it is considered to be a non surgical Brazilian Butt Lift. Another common area for Radiesse application is the hip dips – a very popular “problem-area” among many patients. Most of the patients give preference to this minimally invasive procedure, rather than to the traditional invasive Brazilian Butt Lift . The regular invasive butt lift implies going under the knife and having to go through several weeks of recovery. When it comes to the Radiesse butt lift, it is a gentle treatment that gives immediate butt lift results after the initial treatment. That is not all, though; the effect of the treatment continually increases in the course of several weeks after the treatment because the body’s own collagen production has been stimulated. Radiesse and Sculptra are often considered to be similar. However, the latter is a more popular non surgical butt lift that uses Poly-L-lactic acid injections for buttock enhancements. The results of Scupltra cannot be observed right away; they begin to show after a month. And yet its outcome is superior. Both Scupltra and Radiesse boost collagen production. However, the results achieved by Scupltra exceed those of a Radiesse butt lift.
Additional Benefits of Radiesse
Radiesse poses less risk of side effects, such as allergic reactions. The reason for this is that calcium hydroxyapatite is naturally present in the body. Radiesse does not imply special recovery time after the injections, which means the patients are free to go back to their routine activities without having to postpone anything or take time off from work. In most cases no adverse side effects have been reported by the patients. Radiesse fillers before and after photos speak for themselves.
What is the Technique of a Radiesse Treatment?
Radiesse face filler treatment process does not take long and is known to be relatively painless. Before the actual treatment you will have a scheduled personalized consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg. This is a good chance to raise your questions and concerns, discuss the problem areas and treatment options. During your one on one consultation Dr. Schwarzburg will gain information about your medical history and other decisive factors, like your physical anatomy and current skincare regimen. This information will guide him to determine the most optimal treatment plan for you. The details conveyed to the doctor during the consultation are of high importance and serve as a basis for Dr. Schwarzburg to decide on the filler type and injection technique that will serve their best to achieve your desired results.
In order to mitigate the possibility of bruising, it is highly recommended to stop using blood thinners, e.g. aspirin, in advance, before your treatment. As a rule, the injection site is cleaned and properly sanitized before administering the injections, to avoid any probability of infections. In order to reduce the level of possible discomfort or pain, a topical numbing cream that contains lidocaine may be applied on the treatment area 15 minutes prior to the treatment. However, this mainly depends on what area you are being injected at. The application of the numbing cream is followed by Dr. Schwarzburg injecting the Radiesse underneath the surface of your skin. Radiesse itself contains a small amount of lidocaine which makes the overall injection process more tolerable compared to other dermal fillers which do not contain lidocaine. Once the procedure is completed you will be provided with an ice pack that helps with swelling and will allow you to resume your regular activities if necessary. If there is any bruising one the day following the treatment, it is recommended to apply a warm compress on the area of injection; this will help reduce the bruising and quicken the healing process. And lastly, make sure to avoid intense workouts and too much sun exposure on the first two days after the treatment.
What Shall I Expect after My Radiesse Treatment
After the completion of your Radiesse treatment, you will be able to immediately notice the volume increase. However, keep in mind that for the final reveal of the full results several weeks will be needed as the volume continues to grow after the treatment. The final results last from about 9 to 12 months. The results that Hyperdilute Radiesse achieves are mild and very natural-looking, leaving you with a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. All dermal fillers, and Radiesse among them, assume the possible risk of swelling and bruising after the treatment, which however subsides over the course of 3 – 7 days. Radiesse patients are advised to continue applying an ice pack to the area of injection on the first day after the procedure, and replace it with hot compress the next day to reduce swelling or any sign of bruising.
Does Radiesse Achieve Permanent Results?
Radiesse treatment offers temporary results that last anywhere from 9 months to a year. To maintain the results, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends continuing with annual follow up sessions to touch up the filler that has been metabolized by the body. As Radiesse is not a hyaluronic acid based filler, the results stay until the filler is naturally metabolized by the body.
How Long Do the Radiesse Results Last?
In case you are interested in the longevity of the results achieved by Radiesse filler, how long it lasts, please be aware that the effect of the treatment typically lasts from 9 months up to a year and sometimes even longer than a year. Dr. Schwarzburg recommends his patients to consistently take annual follow up appointments – once in every 9 – 12 months for touch up sessions. Such frequency will allow you to continue enjoying your results non-stop, not letting them fully fade.
How Long Is Radiesse Moldable?
Once done with the injections, Dr. Schwarzburg massages the area of treatment to mold the filler and to prevent the formation of bumps and lumps caused by uneven accumulation of the filler. The injection site may be somewhat swollen and because of that the area may feel hard. No need to worry, though, as the hardness will go away in a matter of a couple of days after the treatment. As experience has shown, Radiesse softens during the first few weeks after the initial treatment.
Can Radiesse Filler Be Dissolved?
The majority of dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based, which means that they can be dissolved by means of hyaluronidase injections. And yet, Radiesse is not based on hyaluronic acid; it is made of calcium hydroxyapatite which is not dissolvable. Radiesse does not only rely on the filler substance to increase the volume of the injection site, but also stimulates collagen production. This being said, the results achieved by Radiesse are not manually reversible. When it comes to hyaluronic acid based fillers, it is not uncommon to go for a filler removal. This is not the case with Radiesse, because as already mentioned it is not based on hyaluronic acid. This is why it is of high importance to have your treatment performed by a highly qualified doctor. Make sure to get your Radiesse injections from a well-experienced and board certified medical professional, like Dr. Schwarzburg.
Along with his years of experience in the field of cosmetic medicine, injectables, and lasers, Dr. Schwarzburg puts a big emphasis on meeting the individual needs of his patients and creating a comfortable environment for them. He works to reveal and emphasize the natural beauty of his patients by reducing or eliminating fine lines, wrinkles and folds, thus giving the skin a rejuvenated appearance. In the event of any Radiesse problems, Dr. Schwarzburg will make sure to identify the issue and solve it accordingly.
Side Effects from Radiesse
Radiesse may come with some minor side effects that are typical to any other dermal filler, namely swelling, redness, and bruising around the overall area of treatment and the injection points. These side effects usually go away within a week after the procedure. Once the session is completed Dr. Schwarzburg provides his patients with ice packs and instructs them to apply the ice packs to the areas of treatment right after the procedure. As for the following day of the initial procedure, a warm compress on the treatment regions may help with bruising caused by injections and facilitate the healing process.
If you are concerned about the safety of the procedure and want to know if “Radiesse is safe”, rest with the thought that the answer is solidly positive. Radiesse is approved by FDA to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face, as well as rejuvenate the hands. If your Radiesse treatment is administered by a board certified and experienced medical professional, you can prevent or reduce the possibility of the side effects that are associated with all dermal filler injections, in general.
In case the filler is injected by an inexperienced practitioner into a blood vessel, there can be severe side effects, like increased risk for cellulitis, submucosal nodules, or necrosis, that is death of tissue. To know more about what some of the side effects may look like you can look up radiesse complications photos.
Dr. Schwarzburg is known to be one of the most prominent injectors in New York with his rich medical background and extensive experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. He does prioritize the safety and comfort of his patients above all else. This is the reason Skin Genity is known to be one of the best medical spas in New York City.
Radiesse vs Juvederm: Which One Is Better?
It won’t do justice to any of the mentioned filler brands to call the other one better. Both of the fillers have specific purposes and wonderfully serve them. They are meant to rejuvenate and refresh the face, reduce and eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, as well as replace fat and tissue volume loss. Although the general purpose of Radiesse and Juvederm seem to be alike, they are totally different and aim at different results. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler and comes in different variations. It’s main purpose is to address fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss mostly in the face. Juvederm is a great tool for adding volume under the eyes and in the cheeks, to make the appearance youthful and refreshed. Besides the mentioned areas it can also be applied in regions like the forehead, temples, nasolabial folds, lips, jawline, and chin. In some cases Juvederm is used for neck rejuvenation, too. It can also treat deep scars.
As for Radiesse, most of the patients are impressed by the noticeable improvement with Radiesse acne scars before and after the treatment. The acne scars are mostly inverted which makes them easier to fill in. Radiesse for scars can be very effective if performed by a well-trained medical professional who has significant experience in the field. Radiesse tear trough fillers are not advisable in general, unless Dr. Schwarzburg is absolutely sure that it would be beneficial for his patient. Dr. Schwarzburg is the one to determine which filler will be the best for his patients: Juvederm or Radiesse. The decision is made depending on the area of treatment. Radiesse is more commonly used in such areas as the hands, as it has got a specific FDA approval for hand rejuvenation.
Can Radiesse Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Apart from being administered on its own, Radiesse can also be complemented by other treatments. Dr. Schwarzburg practices combining Radiesse injections with Botox for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles , if that’s what the patient desires. By the way, this is a commonly used combination. Radiesse can also be paired with medical grade skin tightening treatments such as Secret RF microneedling and Fraxel laser. Such combinations help boost collagen production and improve the quality of the skin. No negative side effects are associated with Radiesse being complemented by other treatments. Thus, the matter of combinations is basically determined by the individual needs of the patients. Taking this as a baseline, Dr. Schwarzburg creates unique and customized treatment plans for each of his patients.
How Much Does Radiesse Cost?
The price of Radiesse is conditioned by the amount of filler used, the treatment area, the qualifications and expertise level of the practitioner. Geographical location of the clinic can also play a role in the price formation, e.g. a board certified cosmetic surgeon in NYC will probably charge more than a nurse working in Upstate New York. On average, one Radiesse syringe cost varies from $800 to $1200.
Radiesse is commonly used for skin rejuvenation purposes on the face, neck, and hands. This goal is reached by addressing wrinkles and folds. It also has the capacity to increase the volume on certain areas of the body. Radiesse is approved by FDA, hence it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. And yet, you should not overlook the persona of the injector; the treatment should be carried out by a well-trained, skilled and experienced medical professional, who preferably has a board certification, like Dr. Schwarzburg. The boutique medical spa of Dr. Schwarzburg is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. Dr. Schwarzburg himself has an experience of several years and has worked with multiple patients having different needs and goals. He has the experience and the knowledge to effectively and safely administer the Radiesse treatment for his patients. Doctor takes his time before, during, and after the procedure to go into details and discuss all the nuances of the treatment with his patients. This is how he ensures optimal and satisfactory results each time. If you are interested and want to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Schwarzburg, feel free to contact us at email@example.com, or call us at 212-203-7415.