RADIESSE® in Austin, TX

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If you are looking for an ideal dermal filler to improve your laugh lines, marionette lines, and put a little plumper in your facial features, we can offer you Radiesse. At Snyder Plastic Surgery at The Breast and Body Center, you can have injections of Radiesse to rejuvenate your facial features and still love to make those happy facial expressions. As a popular injectable filler, Radiesse is well-known for its smooth calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel so it remains soft and malleable long after injection. The main ingredient in Radiesse (hyaluronic acid) is naturally found within our bodies and typically does not cause any allergic reaction. This is great news for patients who have had reactions to other fillers in the past. The long-lasting formula of Radiesse will assist your body in growing natural tissue around the filler's crystals and the results can last as long as 1 – 2 years. Schedule your skin consultation with board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Snyder in Austin, TX today to get started.

Administering RADIESSE

Radiesse is a quick procedure normally completed within 30 – 45 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. The face will be thoroughly cleansed and then marked with ink so that Dr. Snyder can conduct the injections with precision. A numbing cream is usually applied before the injection occurs. The gel is delivered using a fine needle into pockets just underneath the skin until the right volume is achieved. 

During/After Treatment

After treatment, there may be redness, swelling and even bruising around the injection sites, but these go away after several hours. Patients will be able to resume their normal routine; although strenuous exercise should be limited for the first 24 hours. Patients will see their results immediately, and the results will continue to improve because Radiesse stimulates natural collagen growth, which is an agent for healthy skin.  

Radiesse FAQs

Radiesse vs. Other Fillers?

There is an extensive selection of dermal fillers available. Each filler has its own specific treatment to match the patient’s cosmetic issues. Whether naturally or artificially derived, these are all FDA approved, which means they are proven to be safe and effective. The one highlight of a Radiesse treatment is that aside from its volumizing capability it can function as a collagen stimulator. When collagen multiplies, it greatly benefits the skin tone. During the initial consultation with Dr. Snyder, the face will be assessed and the appropriate filler will be recommended.

Is Radiesse Right For Me?

Several other dermal fillers are manufactured using hyaluronic acid. While these are great in adding volume back to facial depressions, Radiesse stands out as the only filler made of calcium-based microspheres, which have the ability to integrate with skin tissues and promote collagen growth. Every patient is unique and a treatment plan will be tailored to them that may include Radiesse, or another filler if Dr. Snyder feels it will best benefit the patient.

Is It Risky?

Radiesse is FDA approved and backed by comprehensive testing. As it is derived from a substance that naturally occurs in the body, it poses no toxic risk. Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, numbness or itching, which all subsides after a few days. 

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