Not everyone ages in the same way. Some people experience wrinkling while others notice a loss in facial volume. Some will experience both, in which case Radiesse® could be ideal. Radiesse® firms and plumps the skin and reduces wrinkling to provide a younger appearance. It is performed on Canton, Cleveland and Akron-area patients by Dr. Steven Carp, the founder of Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green and Beachwood, OH.
What Is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a product used to help individuals with fine lines and wrinkles plump the skin and fill in troubled areas. Radiesse® is also used to provide more facial volume for those who are experiencing a loss in fullness due to aging and exposure to the sun. Bags under the eyes, crow’s feet, sagging cheeks, and nasolabial folds can be reduced or eliminated using Radiesse®.
Benefits of Radiesse®
There are a lot of benefits that attract patients to Radiesse®. These include the following:
- Minimizing or removing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Getting rid of dark circles under the eyes
- Making the eyes appear uplifted
- Minimizing the appearance of crow’s feet
- Smoothing out lines around the lips
- Giving the face a youthful, uplifted appearance by restoring facial volume
How Are Radiesse® Injections Administered?
The first step will be having your skin cleansed by Dr. Carp using an antiseptic solution. An extremely fine needle will be used to inject Radiesse® below the skin surface in the areas where there are wrinkles or folds. The gel injected underneath the skin has lidocaine in it. This serves to numb the area being treated, removing any discomfort you might have during or after the procedure.
Once Radiesse® is injected into the skin, it begins to work by providing support to the tissues underneath the treated area. This causes them to be lifted up and no longer sag. Radiesse® can be injected in multiple places on your face, depending on your desired results. Once the procedure is completed, Dr. Carp will give you a mirror so that you can see the results for yourself. Most patients are surprised to see the immediate positive results they receive from Radiesse® treatments. It will not only enhance your appearance, but it will also improve the way you feel about yourself.
Preparing for Radiesse® Injections
If you take medications to thin your blood, these should be avoided a few days prior to the procedure to minimize complications. You should also avoid taking medications that contain ibuprofen. Make sure to consult with your primary care physician before you stop taking prescribed medications to be sure that it is safe for you to avoid them.
Also, smoking and drinking alcohol should be avoided during the days before your procedure. At your consultation, Dr. Carp may also give you other instructions to follow.
Individuals who receive Radiesse® injections are able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. There is no downtime required.
Some individuals decide to take a short amount of time to recover fully after the treatment, perhaps a half day off of work. They may experience some bruising or light swelling around the area that was injected. If you are concerned about other people noticing this bruising and swelling, it may be a good idea for you to plan a little bit of time off after the procedure.
How Much Does Radiesse® Cost?
Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not cover facial fillers since they are usually considered to be an elective procedure. However, we try to make Radiesse® treatments affordable to our patients by offering a variety of payment options as well as financing. We accept major credit cards, cash, or personal checks.
Are Radiesse® Injections Right for Me?
Radiesse® injections may be right for you if you have lost facial volume because of weight loss or age. Also, it is recommended for individuals who have folds around their eyes or mouth. Radiesse® can give you the vibrant, youthful appearance you had when you were younger. This treatment option is a great way for a person to not only improve his or her appearance, but also avoid undergoing surgery.
What to Expect During Your Radiesse® Consultation
During the consultation, Dr. Carp will ask you to provide a full medical history, including information about possible skin disorders or allergies. He will also discuss the goals you would like to achieve using Radiesse®. If he determines that this is the right treatment for you, he will give you a good idea of what you should expect after the treatment, as well as any complications that may arise. He will also provide you with all of the instructions needed before your next appointment.
A single Radiesse® treatment can provide you with numerous benefits. Find out more about those benefits by contacting us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Carp at his Green or Beachwood, OH clinics, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center. This clinic welcomes people from both Canton, Cleveland and Akron.