Baltimore cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Janet Woodyard, offers patients numerous nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedures to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore or augment facial volume. Radiesse is one such injectable filler that has quickly become a leading facial injection for improving the appearance of the skin. Comprised of a unique mineral called calcium hydroxyapatite, Radiesse allows added volume to immediately appear, giving the skin a softer, more youthful appearance. It also stimulates the body’s collagen production to help smooth contours, fine lines, and wrinkles for up to a full year. As the only FDA approved dermal filler comprised of calcium-based microspheres, Radiesse boasts a high standard of safety, offering a natural treatment that produces lasting results.
Radiesse can be injected during an office visit in just 45 minutes. Before the procedure, the injection areas will be marked and cleaned. A topical or local anesthetic may be used for additional comfort, however the filler itself is mixed with an anesthetic called Lidocaine. Using a syringe, the surgeon will inject the Radiesse filler into the skin. Following the procedure, patients may feel numb or experience redness near the injection sites, which normally subsides in a short time. If bruising occurs, it can be concealed with concealer or corrective make up. There is no downtime, and patients are able to return to work following their appointment.
What To Expect
Patients should notice a difference to their face almost immediately following a Radiesse® injection. However, because the injection ingredient works to produce and stimulate collagen development, results will be longer lasting than some of the other fillers on the market. Patients should expect results that include added volume to the face which will smooth out wrinkles and typically last up to one year. Patients can repeat this procedure whenever they feel their results are no longer visible.
The average cost for a syringe of Radiesse is approximately $575-$725 depending on the size and number of syringes used. Our office accepts all major credits cards, as well as checks for payment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Total Cost
- From $700
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
What About Other Fillers?
Patients who are considering an injectable filler as part of their cosmetic treatment have a diverse selection of fillers to choose from. 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. 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.
What Makes Radiesse Different?
Radiesse is the only dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres, which has the natural ability to stimulate collagen production. It is an exceptional filler for effective volume replacement.
What About Side Effects?
Patients undergoing Radiesse may have mild redness, bruising, swelling, numbness and/or soreness that occur following treatment. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two.