Are you in a fight with the aging process? Do you look older than you feel? Do you want to age gracefully? Have you heard of Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a biocompatible dermal filler that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and skin folds around the mouth and nose.
It is also popular for its long-lasting benefits that could be for two years or more.
When is Radiesse® Right?
Radiesse® is popular with our Charlotte patients between 35 and 60 years of age who are looking for quick results without surgery. The Radiesse® procedure provides up to 80% improvement immediately, but since the results are temporary, repeated treatments are necessary to maintain the desired outcomes.
Some of our patients use Radiesse® as an anti-aging regiment until they feel a surgical option becomes appropriate. You can discuss this strategy with us during your consultation.
Initial Consultation for Radiesse®
A consultation is necessary to identify if you are a suitable candidate for Radiesse®. During your consultation, you will become familiar with our practice, our doctors, our certified injectors, and our support staff. We will discuss every phase of the Radiesse® procedure including process, recovery, and potential complications. We will also educate you on all treatments available and develop a strategy with you to fight the effects of aging.
“Simply stated, I have never experienced such genuine care and hospitality at any other medical facility. Each and every person, from the medical staff, to the MedSpa, including all office personnel, treated me with such a desire to ensure I was fully taken care of. Dr. Kortesis is truly dedicated to his patient’s success and full satisfaction. Such dedication, with his unparalleled experience, places Dr. Kortesis at the top of his field. Every visit to the HK facility I received the same genuine care and hospitality from all. At the end of each visit, it was like leaving family!” ~ Charlotte, NC
The Radiesse® Procedure
We perform Radiesse® procedures with local anesthesia in our Huntersville and Southpark locations. The Radiesse® treatment takes about 15 minutes with only mild discomfort from the injection. You can return home right after the procedure.
Our experienced and highly trained certified injector will deliver Radiesse®, an organic compound gel containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, glycerin, and sterile water to the treatment area. Here is a brief review of the process:
- First Step: Your injector will select one or more Radiesse® injection points for each location treated, and apply an antiseptic.
- Second Step: Your injector will calculate the correct amount of Radiesse® for the treatment.
- Third Step: Your injector will deliver the Radiesse® filler under the skin, beneath the dermis and subcutaneous layer.
You will notice immediate results right after the Radiesse® procedure and full results within one week. Outcomes can last for two years or more and touchups are possible as necessary.
You can expect minimal swelling which should subside within 36 hours. There may also be minimal discomfort and bruising which we can manage with medication and cold compresses. You can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
“Heather is just awesome with injections! She is so great with your patients! She can achieve the perfect look!” ~ Charlotte, NC
Something More or Different
For severe signs of aging, you may decide on surgical options like a facelift. You also have the option of adding additional treatments to combine with Radiesse® like chemical peel, laser resurfacing, and microdermabrasion. We will explain all your options to provide you with enough information to fight the good fight against the effects of aging.
Visiting from outside of Charlotte? Find out more information regarding Out of Town Patients.