Smooth, beautiful results
As we age, our body’s stores of collagen and fat are gradually depleted and production of collagen slows, leaving skin flattened, dull, saggy, and wrinkled. Radiesse is one of the injections we have in our repertoire at CaTara Medical Spa to help patients lift the skin, address lines and wrinkles, and can even be used on the back of the hands!
Radiesse is the longest-lasting filler on the market, so if you’re seeking meaningful results to treat these concerns, CaTara is happy to help with Radiesse in Chicago. Radiesse is a thicker injectable product that offers nonsurgical implant effects – augmenting cheeks, noses, and chins along with treating aged hands and stimulating collagen production.
Radiesse in Chicago
What it Treats
Severe Facial Wrinkles & Folds
Lost Volume in the Cheeks and Chin
Areas of Fat Loss (lipoatrophy)
15 minutes to 1 hour
Female or male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
There is minimal to no recovery time with Radiesse fillers. You may have some temporary redness at the injection site(s) but you are free to go back to work and your daily routine after leaving our office.
Why Try Radiesse in Chicago?
Radiesse is one of the most popular filler options available across the US. Thousands of men and women enjoy smooth, plump results from Radiesse in Chicago.
Radiesse brand fillers boast one of the longest results of any filler on the market. Radiesse results can last up to two years depending on the patient's medical conditions and lifestyle!
A common fear with dermal fillers is looking "overdone." Your results from Radiesse in Chicago at CaTara will look and feel subtle and will maintain your natural beauty.
The Radiesse Process
What to Expect
At CaTara, consultations are where we truly get to know you. We’ll listen to all of your concerns, assess the current condition of your skin, and work with you to determine an injection plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. You’ll have our full attention and will be treated as a respected and valued guest at our office.
Get Your Radiesse Injections
Your expert injector will administer the appropriate choice of Radiesse filler into the area(s) of concern. Throughout the process, we will walk you through each step to ensure you feel comfortable with the treatment and understand what to expect.
We will assess the treated area to ensure proper placement of the Radiesse. We’ll answer any and every question you have about the treatment and give you instructions on the best ways to maintain your results. Then, we welcome you to schedule any follow-up appointments you need.
- Avoid all blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least a week before your appointment. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, garlic supplements, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, and omega-3 or fish oil capsules. As always, if you are taking any of these medications under the direction of a doctor, speak to him or her before discontinuing use.
- Inform us if you have a history of cold sores or Perioral Herpes before your appointment.
- Stop using topical skin products that contain retinol, glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or “anti-aging” products at least 2 days before (and after) your fillers are injected.
- Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
- Avoid touching or massaging the injection site(s) unless instructed by your specialist
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours
- Avoid direct sun exposure or excessive heat for 72 hours
- Avoid alcohol and excess salt to prevent swelling
- If you have swelling, use a cool compress
- Sleep face up and slightly elevated for a day or two
- Wait a minimum of four weeks before having any other skincare or laser treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need a consultation before my Radiesse injection?
Usually, you do not need a full consultation before getting Radiesse injected. Beforehand, however, we will be sure to discuss what to expect, and post-care instructions, and ensure we fully understand your aesthetic goals. We may also opt for a longer consultation if you are interested in learning about other complementary treatments or developing a long-term aesthetic care plan!
Do men get Radiesse?
We routinely see male patients for Radiesse in Chicago to address their various aesthetic concerns. Injectables can be a very quick, effective, and noninvasive way to treat what’s bothering you! If you’re interested in learning more about what treatments may be best for you, feel free to use our Virtual Consultation Tool for instant, personalized feedback.
Is there downtime with Radiesse?
After a Radiesse injection, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities immediately. However, you may experience some “social downtime” due to swelling or bruising. Your injector will provide you with post-care instructions to help minimize these side effects.
What is Radiesse and how does it work?
The Radiesse filler is a gel formulated from tiny calcium particles. Using a very fine needle, our expert injectors can place the gel right below the skin to add volume and lift the skin to produce radiant, youthful results. Then, over time, the calcium prompts your body to produce new collagen naturally in its place! Overall, Radiesse is uniquely capable of restoring volume temporarily, as well as implementing long-lasting volume augmentation by adding structure to the skin.
What areas do you commonly treat with Radiesse?
We inject Radiesse filler in the lower face in areas including:
Nasolabial Folds (Smile Lines), which go from the outer corners of your nose to the outer corners of your mouth
Pre-Jowl Fold, found on either side of the chin
Chin, wrinkles and lines
Marionette Lines, seen from the corners of the mouth and down
Corners of the Mouth, so they don't turn down
Back of Hands, plumps hand skin and reduces the appearance of bulging veins or tendons
Please note that Radiesse is not injected directly into the lips.
How long does Radiesse last?
Radiesse can last longer than other skin fillers (up to 1 year). European studies found that the effects of a Radiesse injection can last up to 2 years! Usually, the amount of time Radiesse lasts will depend on the degree of muscle movement in the treated area.
How soon will I see results after Radiesse injections?
You will notice the results immediately after being treated with Radiesse in Chicago.
Does it hurt to get Radiesse injections?
Before a Radiesse injection, we will apply a topical anesthetic. Therefore, most patients experience only a temporary discomfort. Certain injection sites may be prone to bruising and swelling, though. We’ll be sure to walk you through everything to expect from a Radiesse injection during your initial consultation! We’ll also provide you with post-treatment instructions on how to specifically minimize this potential bruising and swelling.
Who injects the Radiesse?
In order to deliver results you love—and results we’re proud of—we only allow our most highly educated, extensively trained and certified medical staff to perform Radiesse injections.
Is Radiesse approved by the FDA?
Yes. Radiesse is FDA-approved for the long-lasting correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, as well as facial fat loss, and overall volume loss in the back of the hands. It is widely considered to be safe and has been used in the aesthetic industry for years to address various skin concerns. In fact, it’s the only filler in the United States that’s FDA approved specifically for use in the backs of the hands! We are happy to answer any additional questions you have about the safety of your procedure to make sure you feel totally safe and comfortable in our care.
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