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Although Radiesse is an established soft tissue filler, Dr. Kessler limits its use to the back of the hands. Youthful fullness is restored while camouflaging the prominent veins and tendons which become more obvious with age.
Like the face, our hands are constantly exposed to the environment and demonstrate our age more so than other parts of the body. Maintaining a youthful appearance of the face is often betrayed when the same care and attention is not given to the hands.
How Radiesse is Used
Radiesse, is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is the main mineral present in our bones, these mineral microspheres are suspended in a cellulose gel, which is gradually absorbed by the body over time. The CaHA in Radiesse is similar to minerals found naturally in the body, so allergy testing is not required.
Patients who are in generally good health with realistic expectations about the benefits that fillers offer are good candidates for the treatment of hand volume loss.
The in-office procedure takes approximately 20 minutes for Dr. Kessler to perform, depending on the extent of correction desired. The local anesthetic lidocaine is added to the product prior to injection. This coupled with Dr Kessler’s advanced injection technique, makes the procedure virtually painless.
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Your Radiesse will be performed in Dr. Robert Kessler's surgery center located in Corona Del Mar.
The results following the injection are noticeable right away and may last for up to a year or more before additional injections are needed for maintenance. Individuals who receive Radiesse treatments may return to work immediately.
Strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be avoided for the first 24 to 48 hours to prevent contour irregularities. Minor complications that can arise include redness and some swelling of the treatment site. Bruising is always a possibility but is not common. Such side effects are temporary and resolve shortly after the procedure.
- 01 What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is in a family of cosmetic treatments called dermal fillers; comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a smooth gel. Radiesse is excellent for the temporary filling in areas of depleted facial volume, such as the cheeks and also of the back of the hands.
- 02 Who is a candidate for a treatment with Radiesse?
Anyone in generally good health, experiencing a depletion of volume in the cheek, or the back of the hand, can make an excellent candidate for a treatment with Radiesse.
- 03 Where are Radiesse injections performed?
Dr. Kessler performs Radiesse, and all dermal filler injections, at his state-of-the-art office suite.
- 04 How is a procedure with Radiesse performed?
After Dr. Kessler determines and marks the targeted area of the face, he will inject small amounts of Radiesse under the skin with a thin needle
- 05 How long does a treatment with Radiesse take?
Depending on the extent of correction, Radiesse injections take less than 30 minutes in our office.
- 06 How long will the results of Radiesse last?
The benefits from a Radiesse treatment will last 12 months or longer.
- 07 Are injections with Radiesse painful?
A treatment with Radiesse is virtually painless; most patients report minimal to no discomfort during their injections.
- 08 Is any anesthesia used during Radiesse injections?
No anesthetic is needed during a treatment with Radiesse, as a Lidocaine solution is included within each injection.
- 09 What can be expected from the recovery period, after Radiesse injections?
Initially, patients may experience some redness and swelling at the treatment site, although this will dissipate very quickly. Bruising may occur, as well. Work or school can be resumed immediately, but strenuous activities and exercise should be postponed for the first 24-48 hours.
- 10 When can I return to work after a treatment with Radiesse?
Patients are able to return to work or school immediately after a treatment with Radiesse.
- 11 What are the risks of Radiesse injections?
Radiesse injections are considered extremely safe. If, on the rare chance, complications occur, these can include infection, scarring, area numbness, and facial asymmetry.
- 12 Can I finance my Radiesse injections?
Patients are welcome to finance their Radiesse injections, as well as any other procedure, through CareCredit. Contact Kessler Plastic Surgery for more information on healthcare financing or go to carecredit.com to apply online.
I’ve been going to Dr. Kessler for over 5 years and have *always* had incredible results. He is more than a plastic surgeon, he is an artist in his craft. Always taking his time to discuss every option, answer any questions, and has outstanding follow-up and bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone, whether it’s for fillers, or Botox, or a surgical procedure. He is just a terrific person and so gifted at what he does.
By (Self-verified patient of Dr. Robert W Kessler)