What is Radiesse?
RADIESSE is an injectable dermal filler that is great for mild to moderate wrinkles and lines on the face and for fixing volume loss in the hands. Men and women who might not have a lot of time for repeat touch-ups love the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of RADIESSE. Using microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a water-based gel, RADIESSE fills and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. It can also be used in tandem with other injectable treatments (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a personalized procedure plan to rejuvenate your skin. Look several years younger and improve your self-image with RADIESSE injectable wrinkle fillers at VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Bluffton and Hilton Head, SC. Medical director Dr. Kenneth Farr and our team look forward to serving you.
"I enjoyed my consultation with Dr Farr and am so excited to proceed. I wish I had found him sooner. He answered all my questions on thread lifts and was also able to do my BOTOX on the same day. I had my threads done a week after my consultation and my results are amazing. I am very happy with his technique. His staff is also so friendly I felt right at home. Highly recommend VIP COSMETIC SURGERY."- MN / Office Visit / May 04, 2021
"Dr. Farr is very knowledgeable and caring; I recommend him and appreciate the results of the Botox treatments I have received. He generously took time today to treat an issue I had with my eye, even though I was only scheduled for a Botox treatment! Having worked with a scheduled workday, I appreciate his doing an unscheduled procedure for me! Thank you to Melissa and the other caring staff; you are very special women who I greatly appreciate!"- M.C. / Google / Apr 14, 2021
"I would highly recommend Dr. Farr to all who need services for the eye as well as cosmetic procedures. He and his staff are very professional. He explains all procedures needed thoroughly and gives all steps required to achieve your desired goals. I have been very pleased with all services I have received form his practice. He is very knowledgeable and thorough."- S.R. / Google / Apr 09, 2021
"He takes his time and explains everything to you in detail. Kind, patient and friendly staff. His practice is the best!"- B.N. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
"Dr. Farr and his staff are amazing! I regularly come to him for Botox and he does an amazing job! In a pinch he will fit me in whenever I need which is amazing for a busy single mom!!!"- C.W. / Google / Apr 06, 2021
how does radiesse work?
RADIESSE treatments take about 30 – 60 minutes to complete once you have undergone your initial consultation with Dr. Farr. To start the procedure, you will sit in a relaxed position while the treatment areas will be cleaned and marked. Then, RADIESSE will be carefully administered and massaged into the needed areas.
After your treatment, you may see mild redness, bruising, and swelling. This is common and typically lasts about a week. If the side effects last longer, please do not hesitate to call VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC. Most patients have visible results minutes after the treatment with optimal results appearing in a month or so. RADIESSE typically lasts longer compared to other dermal fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Farr during your consultation about how soon to schedule your next treatment to touch up your results.
How much does RADIESSE cost?
The cost of RADIESSE is dependent on the amount used to match your goals. During your initial consultation at our practice, we will discuss your expected results and create your personalized treatment plan. After this, they can discuss your potential costs for your treatment.
How does RADIESSE compare to other fillers?
Fillers each have unique properties and formulas to help with various concerns. Common ingredients in fillers include HA (hyaluronic acid), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), poly-L-lactic acid, and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). RADIESSE is composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are similar to HA wrinkle fillers due to the ability to stimulate the natural production of collagen. During your consultation, we will explain the various options and evaluate your skin's volume, laxity, and tone to determine which filler will address your concerns.
Are RADIESSE injections painful?
Generally, patients don't need numbing cream before their injections. However, numbing cream can be provided to relieve any concerns you may have. New patients only feel minor and short-lived discomfort as the needle goes in.
What are the side effects of RADIESSE?
Injections of RADIESSE rarely produce serious side effects when done by a skilled injector, like the ones at VIP Cosmetic Surgery. In your consult, talk to your injector about medications you take and if you have any known allergies to prevent a reaction. Right after your treatment, you might experience mild redness, bruising, itching, or numbness. These are temporary and should subside in a few days.
What other procedures can I combine with RADIESSE?
Injections of RADIESSE can be done in combination with other injectable and nonsurgical treatments to help achieve your ideal results. Some patients use dermal fillers, like RADIESSE, along with BOTOX® or another wrinkle relaxer to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Talk to your injector when they are creating your treatment plan to learn more about other treatments that complement the results of RADIESSE injections.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 60 minutes
Look Radiant with Radiesse | Bluffton, SC
As an injectable wrinkle filler, RADIESSE gets outstanding reviews from patients for delivering wonderful outcomes. If you want to learn about the benefits of RADIESSE treatments, please call VIP Cosmetic Surgery in Bluffton or Hilton Head, SC today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Farr. Our team members strive to provide comprehensive, high-quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.