Radiesse is an injectable filler that treats depleted skin. If you struggle with laugh lines, creases, and thinning features on the hands or face, Radiesse can help.
Dr. Kouros Azar is a board-certified reconstructive and plastic surgeon, but he often recommends non-surgical solutions to everyday issues. Under his esteemed leadership, Azar Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is pioneering practical remedies for mild to moderate aging symptoms. Contact our office in Thousand Oaks, California either online or by calling (805) 373-7073. We also provide virtual consultations to celebrate your individual needs and lifestyle.
- 1 What Causes Wrinkles?
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Radiesse Procedure
- 7 Easy Recovery
- 8 Amazing Results
- 9 Complementary and Alternative Procedures
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
What Causes Wrinkles?
Skin is the ultimate gift-wrapping. It accentuates our best features and shimmers with pluck and possibility. But over time, that wrapping gets lax and loose. The underlying structures that give skin its support break down. The human body produces less collagen and elastin in our later years. These proteins form the scaffolding just below the surface of our skin.
As we age, gaps emerge in our extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM provides strength and stability to our appearance. Injectable fillers do exactly what their name suggests: fill the spaces left behind by time and neglect.
Reverse the Aging Process with Radiesse
Add volume and smooth away wrinkles with Radiesse. Radiesse is a dermal injection that adds a youthful appearance by virtually erasing the fine lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth, nose, chin, and midface. Dr. Azar can administer fillers to restore lost volume and sculpt facial features. Radiesse also effectively reverses the signs of aging in the hands by adding volume to the backs of the hands. This will reduce the appearance of bones and ligaments to restore a more full, vibrant appeal.
The benefits of Radiesse are spelled out in its components. The main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, a compound that occurs naturally in our teeth and bones.  Due to the fact that calcium hydroxylapatite stimulates collagen production within the body, Radiesse naturally improves the amount of collagen in the skin. This will add volume long-term and extend the results of your filler injection.
Stop facial aging in its tracks with Radiesse. If you’re ready to say hello to a more youthful you, schedule a private consultation at Azar Plastic Surgery today!
Men and women who wish to bring fullness and smoothness to their features are ideal candidates for Radiesse treatment. Patients must be in good health, have realistic expectations, and present mild to moderate skin laxity. In cases where sagging and redundant skin is more pronounced, a surgical option may be more beneficial than Radiesse.
Please be ready to share your medical history with Dr. Azar so he can assess your eligibility for injectable fillers. If you have a history of anaphylaxis or other allergic reactions, you may need to postpone your treatment until we can be assured that you will not react negatively to Radiesse. Dr. Azar can make a thorough recommendation after your comprehensive consultation.
Radiesse offers a wonderful boost to drooping, puckered skin for approximately 15 months, but Azar Plastic Surgery wants you to be fulfilled for a lifetime. When you consult with Dr. Azar, you are conferring with a true expert in the field of skin enhancement and maintenance. He can suggest the right strategy to keep you looking and feeling your best long after the results of your initial treatment have worn off.
Dr. Azar has been profiled in such prestigious publications as Los Angeles magazine and New Beauty magazine. In addition to being a world-class physician, he is also a great listener. Take the time to tell your skin story to Dr. Azar so that he can write the next chapter in your evolution.
In the spirit of excellent communication, we regularly update our blog. Please read through our posts and gather any questions you may have about your upcoming enhancement. Bring those queries with you to the consultation.
Dr. Azar is always happy to answer your questions. After all, an informed patient is a healthy patient. Call (805) 373-7073 to schedule an appointment soon.
Radiesse treatment is incredibly straightforward. In fact, Dr. Azar may determine that you are ready for your injection session immediately following your consultation. It is advisable for you to quit smoking at least three weeks before receiving dermal fillers, as tobacco products impede the health and hydration of skin.
You should also refrain from taking certain blood-thinners in the time leading up to Radiesse treatment. Even though Azar Plastic Surgery uses ultrafine needles to administer fillers, some patients experience minor bruising at the injection sites. When your circulation is at peak performance, you minimize the risk of swelling and bruising.
From the moment you arrive at our Thousand Oaks clinic, we will make you feel right at home. Your medical professional will explain the Radiesse procedure in great detail and invite you to ask any remaining questions you may have.
Radiesse contains a small amount of lidocaine to reduce discomfort, but you can also inquire about getting a filler without lidocaine. The solution is administered in a convenient, twenty-minute treatment session. You can revive your appearance and get right back to your day with Radiesse.
Aside from minor redness at the injection sites, there is little to no downtime associated with Radiesse injections. The redness should subside within 3-5 hours.
Please do not scratch or rub the treatment area. Your clinician may massage the Radiesse into place immediately following your injection, but they are trained to perform filler injections. Please do not rush the Radiesse diffusion process; great results are worth the wait!
It may take 4-7 days for the full results of Radiesse to emerge, but they last for up to fifteen months. Patients can extend the benefits of their rejuvenation by scheduling touch-up appointments with Azar Plastic Surgery for long-term improvement.
To get a glimpse of your forthcoming satisfaction, peruse our reviews. Dr. Azar specializes in 5-star service, and he is eager to add you to our roster of gorgeous, grateful clientele.
Complementary and Alternative Procedures
Every patient is unique, so they all deserve individual attention. Azar Plastic Surgery offers a wide array of treatment to keep every guest happy and healthy.
Other Injectable Fillers
Radiesse is a wonderful solution to nasolabial folds, also known as the “parentheses” lines flanking the mouth and nose. But not all wrinkles are created equal, so you may want to explore our Juvéderm line of injectables. Juvéderm is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body. By plumping fine lines and creases, these injectable fillers smooth the skin from within.
Botox in Thousand Oaks
Fillers address gaps below the skin, but wrinkles are also caused by the persistent tensing of facial muscles. To ease these involuntary contractions, consider a Botox Cosmetic treatment at Azar Plastic Surgery. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it disrupts the chemical signals between the nervous system and the muscles. You can show only the emotions you want to show rather than being betrayed by frown lines and furrowed brows.
Our med spa solutions are great for anyone with mild to moderate creasing, but they may not be enough to address loose, redundant skin. Dr. Azar can create a striking transformation with his skilled, subtle approach to the facelift procedure. He begins by concealing your incisions along the hairline and/or behind the ears. From there, he gently removes sagging skin and contours away unwanted fat deposits. Dr. Azar redrapes the skin, lifting it as he secures your new look in place. A facelift at Azar Plastic Surgery celebrates your natural attractiveness while rolling back the years before your very eyes!
Regardless of which procedures work best for your aesthetic journey, Dr. Azar wants to be your copilot on the road to recovery. Contact us to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.
The cost of Radiesse depends on how much of the serum you need to achieve your desired results. Dr. Azar will provide transparent pricing as part of your thorough consultation. In the meantime, feel free to visit our financing page to familiarize yourself with our policies. Please call (805) 373-7073 to discuss any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment.
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