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Radiesse® frequently asked questions

What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading filler. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, Nasolabial Folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure.

How does Radiesse® work?
Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill-in facial folds and winkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look, without the risks associated with a permanent implant.

How soon can I expect results? How long will the results last?
The results are immediate. Radiesse® typically lasts a year or more, longer than the former leading filler, saving you time and money. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Zevon.

Is Radiesse® safe?
Yes. Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced Radiesse® and more than 4,000 physicians worldwide have been trained to provide Radiesse® treatments. Through years of clinical studies and independent research, Radiesse® has proven to be safe and effective. With Radiesse, you get FDA-approved, safe, clinically tested reliability.

How is Radiesse® treatment performed?
Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, convenient procedure. Typically administered in a doctor’s office, with the use of local anesthetic, Radiesse® treatments have little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities soon after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one visit. Because Radiesse® is a longer-term cosmetic enhancement, and to ensure your satisfaction, Dr. Zevon might schedule a follow-up visit.

Are there any side effects?
Normal, injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve on their own.

Is Radiesse® permanent?
No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. The calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body so you will have none of the risks associated with a permanent implant

How much does it cost?
Radiesse® treatments are customized for each patient so the price varies. In general, the cost of Radiesse® is comparable to similar procedures. And because Radiesse® is long-lasting, you’ll also save money…and time. When you come in for a consultation, we will give you a quote.

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