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Radiesse® (Injectable Dermal Filler for Lines and Wrinkles) – Seguin, San Antonio, and Austin, TX*

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About Radiesse

There are many injectable dermal fillers on the market for you to consider when trying to turn back the hands of time. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler offered by Seguin, TX medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon and our only Filler injector since 2006. Radiesse is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for correcting age-related volume loss in the hands. Men and women who might not have a lot of time for repeat visits love the long-lasting results (one year) of Radiesse. A water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without an invasive surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a custom procedure plan that restores your skin. Look several years younger and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin TX.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women who are in good health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles are great candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can treat smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the corners of the mouth. Radiesse is also safe to address age-related volume loss in the hands to make them softer and younger looking. You should not have this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Carreon about any allergies (severe or not) and any medical disorders or conditions. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.

Procedure Technique

Radiesse injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at LCS Medical Spa in about 15 – 30 minutes after the consultation. First, you will be seated comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel only mild discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if needed, a numbing agent will be applied to the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, selected at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the skin. After the procedure is complete, a cold compress can be applied to help alleviate swelling and bruising.

What to Expect

After your treatment, you may see some redness, bruising, and swelling. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be concealed with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call LCS Medical Spa. Most patients see some results immediately with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and have a natural glow. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — around 10 – 12 months. You should talk to Dr. Carreon during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of Radiesse is dependent on the number of syringes needed to achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation at our practice, we will discuss your expected results and determine the amount needed to achieve them. We will also discuss your out-of-pocket costs for your treatment.

How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Fillers such as Radiesse are considered temporary, even though the results may last up to a full year. Common filler procedures include collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, and the heaviest of the fillers, PMMA. Radiesse is the only dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic acid injectable fillers due to the natural ability to stimulate collagen production. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers and evaluate your facial tone, laxity, and volume levels to help you decide which filler may be the best choice for you.

What are the side effects?
Severe and/or abnormal side effects are rare with Radiesse. Immediately following treatment, patients may experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, and/or itching. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two.

What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be performed in combination with other injectable treatments to help you achieve your ideal results. Many patients combine dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Talk to your physician in your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.

Are the injections painful?
Typically, patients do not need any form of numbing prior to their injection treatment. However, a local anesthetic can be provided if you are worried about any discomfort. Most patients only experience slight discomfort during the actual injections.

Look Radiant with Radiesse

As a wrinkle filler, Radiesse gets rave reviews from our patients for delivering beautiful results. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Radiesse treatments, please call LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, near New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio and Austin TX today and schedule a consultation with our only Injector Dr. Melanie Carreon. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients. We look forward to helping you achieve your best look yet.

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