For many years, biocompatible fillers (made of calcium hydroxylapatite) have been used by surgeons as prosthetic implants for dental, facial, and orthopedic surgery. In recent years, it has emerged with a new purpose: smoothing, filling, and plumping skin. Now, it’s heralded as one of the best injectable fillers out there in the form of the facial rejuvenating product Radiesse®. Once injected, this dermal filler stimulates collagen and smooths wrinkles and folds for a fresher facial appearance. If you are a central Texan looking to refresh your face, a Radiesse filler might be what you’re looking for — and our own Dr. Leo Lapuerta is the experienced physician to help make it happen.
Radiesse is an injectable filler used to counteract signs of aging. Like most similar treatments, its main purpose is to smooth and rejuvenate skin which was decreased in volume or gained wrinkles with age. Many turn to Radiesse to smooth smile lines and nasolabial folds, wrinkles at the corner of the mouth, and vertical lip lines; others may use it to restore volume in and around the cheeks. Though it’s typically used for the face, some patients also use Radiesse on the backs of their hands, or other areas which naturally lose volume over time.
The good news is that signs of aging can be smoothed out with a collagen-boosting injectable. The better news is that receiving a Radiesse filler is a quick procedure, normally completed within 30 to 45 minutes (depending on the size of the area being treated). Before your Radiesse injection, your face will be thoroughly cleansed. Then your practitioner will mark with ink the injection areas, to ensure they can deliver Radiesse precisely to target the desired areas. Next, a topical numbing cream will be applied and the gel is delivered using a fine needle into pockets just underneath the skin. When the right volume is achieved, your treatment has finished, and you can head home to relax.
Following your Radiesse injection, recovery is quick. Though there may be redness, swelling, and even bruising around the injection sites, these go away after several hours. After leaving our facility, patients will be able to resume their normal routine, although strenuous exercise should be limited for the first 24 hours.
Radiesse therapy patients will see their results immediately. Best of all, over time, your results actually will continue to improve. This is because — in addition to smoothing wrinkles and adding volume immediately — Radiesse stimulates natural collagen growth over time, which is an agent for healthy skin!
As is the case with most injectable treatments, Radiesse is priced per syringe. However, the price of this procedure will still vary; the amount of syringes used in a treatment will depend on your desired result. On average, a single syringe of this product will cost around $700. It’s best to discuss with an experienced practitioner like Dr. Lapuerta to gauge your needs and come up with a plan to get the results you desire.
Ready to learn more? Set up your consultation with Dr. Leo Lapuerta today — with 20 years of experience and over 20,000 procedures to his name, he’s your go-to for Radiesse injections and other anti-aging techniques.
Contact us now online or give us a call at (713) 489-0169 to get started!