Facial volume loss is the biggest factor in how you look as you age. There is a literal change from the youthful “V” shape to a more box-like shape. Radiesse is designed to create a 3D lift effect and more definitive contouring. How do you get the “V” shape back?
Radiesse® is a high-viscosity filler with longer term action than Hyaluronic gels, natural elasticity, and collagen-stimulating power. For dermal support to improve facial shape, Radiesse has remarkable staying power. The tiny microspheres – made of a calcium-based material – provide a scaffolding into which your body’s own tissue can grow and maintain the microspheres in place.
Because of the density of Radiesse, it is used often to alter the shape the nose, augment the chin or cheekbone area and is used to provide a more masculine jawline for men. Once injected, it feels perfectly natural and no one would suspect you have had filler injected. Radiesse “degrades” much more slowly than hyaluronic gel fillers and thus can provide improvements up to 18 months.
Dr. Pilest is an Elite Provider and a member of the Medical Education Faculty for Radiesse.
Elite Providers are a select group of experienced providers who have achieved an exceptional level of Radiesse experience. Medical Education Faculty members are physician leaders in the education and practice of facial aesthetics who are expert Radiesse injectors in a variety of aesthetic applications. Dr. Pilest has obtained the exclusive Black Card Expert Physician Award. Using state-of-the-art injection techniques, Dr. Pilest is performing Radiesse corrections with microcannula, removing the need for repeated needle sticks. Cannulas are tiny needle-like devices that have a round tip.
Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in gel (carboxymethylcellulose).
Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. The microspheres of CaHA have been shown to last up to seven years clinically. Radiesse should provide a long-lasting correction, however individual results may vary, affected by age, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.
Radiesse is injected as most other fillers but some areas can be injected more deeply for structural support.
Injection pain is minimized by the use of smooth tip microcannulas and an integrated anesthetic. Following the procedure, patients may immediately return back to daily activities, however, treatment sights may be swollen for 1-2 days. There is also a small potential for bruising at the injection site, which may be covered with makeup.
Depending on the areas treated, most of the correction may last for many months, or even years. Dr. Pilest’s patients usually see results that last between 9 to 12 months. Touch up treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired correction.
Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero or other dermal fillers may be used as layers to fill the more superficial lines and wrinkles. There is no restriction on using additional fillers. Radiesse is not used in our office for lip augmentation to prevent the possibility of nodules which could form in the lip.
We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.
“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”
— Priscilla S.
“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”
— Kay S.
“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”
— Victoria L.
*Individual Results May Vary
Avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your physician allows it.
Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers.
Voluma a 2 year hyaluronic gel for cheekbones, chin and nasolabial folds
Sculptra for bio-stimulation of collagen
Juvederm Vollure for multiple applications in lines, folds, wrinkling
Dr. Nissan Pilest is a member of the distinguished Expert Injector collaboration and holds the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Pilest performs all injections for dermal fillers and neuromodulators at Total Dermatology.
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.