Radiesse® in McLean and Northern Virginia

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What Is Radiesse?

These days, there are several injectable fillers available for you to consider for facial rejuvenation. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler offered by leading plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi is wonderful for mild and moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for fixing volume loss in the hands. Men and women who don't have a lot of time for frequent touch-ups love the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the appearance of your skin. Radiesse has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to safely contour the face and can be used with other injectables (wrinkle fillers and relaxers) for a custom procedure plan to rejuvenate your appearance. Look several years younger and boost your self-image with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA.

What Are the Benefits of RADIESSE?

You could be interested in decreasing the signs of aging but not the maintenance of some different filler choices. For our McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA individuals looking for longer-term options, Radiesse may be a wonderful aesthetic solution, offering benefits like:

  • Building your aesthetic confidence
  • Smoothing out fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Enhancements you may love for a long time
  • Supple and natural-looking outcomes

Am I a Candidate for radiesse?

Men and women who are in good overall health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can address smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the sides of the mouth. Radiesse is also safe to treat volume that is often lost with age in the hands to make them fuller and more youthful. You should not receive this injection if you have an allergy to lidocaine or any ingredients in Radiesse. Be sure to tell Dr. Mesbahi about any allergies (whether mild or severe) and any medical disorders or conditions. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy in the next 1 – 2 years, you shouldn't get Radiesse treatments.

How Does radiesse Work?

Radiesse injections are performed in one of our treatment rooms at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in around 20 – 30 minutes once you have completed the consultation. To begin the treatment, you will sit in a relaxed position as the injection sites are cleaned and marked. Most patients feel mild discomfort throughout their treatment at the initial prick, but if requested, a local anesthetic will be used on the treatment sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined during your personalized treatment planning session, will be placed in a fine syringe. The pre-marked site of injection will guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the face. As soon as the procedure is complete, a compress may be held to the treated areas to reduce swelling and bruising.

What Can I Expect After Radiesse?

After your treatment, you may have mild redness, bruising, and swelling. This is common and should only last for about a week. These side effects can usually be covered with makeup. If the bruising, swelling, or redness lasts longer or if you are concerned, please contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. Most patients see some results right away with final results developing in a month or so. Your face will look softer, younger, and have a natural glow. Radiesse tends to last longer compared to other dermal fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Alex Mesbahi during your consultation about how soon to get your next injection to touch up your results.


Can Radiesse be used in the lips?

Many patients enjoy the natural look and feel that Radiesse provides for lip enhancement, though there are certainly other options when it comes to injectable lip fillers. During your initial consultation for lip injections in Washington, D.C. our knowledgeable aesthetic team will explain the difference between your options for lip fillers and help you decide which one may be most appropriate and effective for you.

Can Radiesse be dissolved?

Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers, like JUVÉDERM®, Radiesse cannot be dissolved. Patients interested in dissolvable fillers shouldn't hesitate to ask about our full range of HA fillers and how hyaluronidase, the dissolving agent, can reverse your results if desired.

Does Radiesse last longer than JUVÉDERM?

While each person's body breaks down filler products at a slightly different rate, many patients report longer-lasting results with Radiesse vs. JUVÉDERM. This can vary from person to person and even between rounds of injections on the same person, though it is generally accepted that Radiesse results last longer than JUVÉDERM results, in part due to the natural collagen production stimulated by Radiesse fillers.

Is Radiesse safe?

Yes, Radiesse is an FDA-approved treatment for facial rejuvenation. It has been proven to be safe and effective for most patients when administered by a qualified and experienced injector like Dr. Mesbahi. As with any injectable treatment, there is always a slight risk of side effects or adverse reactions, so it's important to follow all aftercare instructions to reduce the likelihood of complications.

How can I prepare for Radiesse?

Before your Radiesse treatment, inform our team members at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medicines and supplements. This is because some medications may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. You may also want to stock up on cool packs to help reduce swelling and bruising after your treatment.

Will everyone be able to tell I have had Radiesse?

No, when administered by a skilled and experienced injector, your results should look natural and subtle. Friends and family may notice that you look more refreshed, but they will likely not be able to tell that you have had Radiesse injections unless you choose to share that information with them. We prioritize a conservative approach to injectables, ensuring that our patients look their best without looking "done" or overfilled.

Look Radiant with Radiesse

As an injectable wrinkle filler, Radiesse receives rave reviews from patients for providing great results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse dermal filler injections, please contact Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Mesbahi. Our team strives to provide thorough, high-quality cosmetic care to every one of our patients.

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