Radiesse Frequently Asked Questions
Today, there are multiple injectable wrinkle treatments on the market for you to use to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatment, offered by fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence, is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for fixing age-related volume loss in the hands. Women and men who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique procedure plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Women and men who are in good health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines on the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. You should not have this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Lawrence about any allergies (severe or not) and your medical history. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.
"I had a few consultations before getting to Dr. Lawrence. Once it was over, my mom and I looked at each other and said "she's the one!". Her skill and knowledge seeps through when she talks to you. She handled me with such care and attention, almost in a maternal but professional way. I had my breast augmentation done during the COVID-19 pandemic so my support system wasn't allowed to come in with me. I was a little nervous about that but Dr. Lawrence and Nurse Angela, made me feel safe and protected. I hope I won't be needing anymore cosmetic surgery in the future but if I do, Dr. Lawrence is my first stop! Period! Side note: my boobs look soooooooooooooooooooooooo good! Thanks Dr. Lawrence, YOU DID THAT!"- V.N. / Yelp / May 08, 2020
"Very safe. Great location on ground floor. You must wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, no touch when paying. All paperwork done online before visit. Dr Lawrence very professional & was able to diagnose my problem & actually referred me to a general surgeon & offered her services if I still needed or wanted them. Thank you."- A.S. / Yelp / May 06, 2020
"Dr. Lawrence is one of a kind in her profession. I came in after suffering for 2.5 years from being ill due to breast implants and she was the first doctor who simply believed me. I had gone to so many doctors after my implants were put in with problems and not one of them agreed that my implants were the problem. I chose her because she believed me and I recommend her because she did an amazing job and I feel WONDERFUL!!"- N. / RealSelf / Mar 31, 2020
"This has made me feel very good about myself - I have had several fillers. botox and plasma pen done and am very happy with the results. Will keep up with this as needed. A very good decision to start having this done, has made me feel very good about myself."- W.J. / RealSelf / Mar 27, 2020
"Dr Lawrence is very good at listening to you and has such a great bedside manner. With that being said… she and her staff are great at what they do. I have been going to the sandy springs office for over a year and I am always met with a friendly smile and attitude from the time I walk until the time I leave. I would recommend this doctor and staff to anyone reading this review."- M.Z. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in about 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, you will lay comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the needed areas. As soon as the procedure is done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild swelling, bruising, and redness. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Lawrence during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.
Radiesse Ideal Candidates
How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of your Radiesse treatment will depend on the number of syringes utilized to attain your desired results. During your consultation at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your aesthetic goals to determine the amount of product needed. With these details, we will be able to discuss your out-of-pocket costs.
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Radiesse is composed of calcium-based microspheres. Similar to hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, Radiesse stimulates collagen production. During your consultation with Dr. Lawrence, we will discuss the various filler options and evaluate your unique attributes to determine which filler may be your best option.
What are the possible side effects of Radiesse?
Side effects from Radiesse are extremely rare. However, immediately following treatment, it is not uncommon for patients to experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, and/or itching. These are temporary and mild side effects that typically resolve on their own in a day or two.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Many patients combine Radiesse with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants for a smooth, youthful look. Speak with our aesthetician during your consultation to learn more about surgical and nonsurgical procedures that complement Radiesse.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
Typically, Radiesse is only mildly uncomfortable. Patients do not generally need numbing medications prior to their injection treatment. However, a local anesthetic is available if you are concerned about pain.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $800
- Recovery Time
- 1 Hour
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Radiesse Procedure Technique
As an injectable dermal filler, Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating wonderful results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse wrinkle treatments, please call Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marisa Lawrence. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.