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Radiesse Sarasota

Radiesse Sarasota | Radiesse In Sarasota

Even when you do everything right when it comes to anti-aging, eventually the body visibly ages. There is also a point where certain treatments are not effective or viable anymore. Additionally, some concerns patients present with cannot be adequately treated with traditional hyaluronic acid fillers. This is where collagen-stimulating, semi-permanent fillers, like Radiesse, can provide results. Sarasota Surgical Arts offer the best Radiesse Sarasota administers.

Overview: Semi-Permanent Fillers

Semi-permanent fillers are a type of dermal filler that tend to last at least two years and are made of substances that stimulate a collagen response under the skin. There are two popular semi-permanent fillers currently available in the United States: Sculptra and Radiesse. While quite different from each other, the two produce similar results and processes.

The most common applications of semi-permanent fillers are for more advanced aging where facial volume dramatically reduces. It also can treat people who have lost facial fat due to autoimmune diseases. Semi-permanent fillers were first created to address the cosmetic concerns of HIV patients experiencing facial thinning.


Radiesse is a semi-permanent filler first approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles in 2006. This also covered HIV patients experiencing facial lipoatrophy (fat loss). The main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in an injectable gel.

When injected, Radiesse creates a support structure for new collagen to build off. It also stimulates collagen production for weeks and months after the injections. This may help permanently add volume to the area over time. It is a thick, viscous filler, making it ideal for areas such as the jaw, cheeks, and jaw where more facial firmness is expected.


In the right patients, Radiesse has several benefits and advantages, especially over other procedures. Some of the benefits of Radiesse include:

  • Correction of deep wrinkles and folds (including the nasolabial folds)
  • Restoration of facial volume
  • More youthful appearance
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Low risk
  • Unlikely to cause allergic reactions
  • Builds collagen
  • Long lasting results
  • Quick procedure
  • Relatively low pain
  • Fewer touch-ups needed
  • Near immediate results
  • Few, usually minor, side effects
  • Extensively studied for cosmetic use

Radiesse Treatments

Radiesse has many applications and uses. Along with treating deep folds and wrinkles, Radiesse is also FDA approved for hand rejuvenation. It is one of only two fillers FDA approved for this purpose. Other common uses of Radiesse include:

Many of these are off-label uses of Radiesse. However, in a healthy patient who is a good candidate, these uses are generally safe. Ensure you are seeing a qualified and experienced provider for the safest and most effective Sarasota Radiesse injections.

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A Before & After of a Fat Grafting Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota
Before & After
A Before & After of a Fat Grafting Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota

Before & After Radiesse Injections


Before undergoing Radiesse injections, you will meet with an injector at Sarasota Surgical Arts. During this appointment, they will discuss your goals, concerns, medical history, lifestyle, and more specifics of the treatment. They will likely present multiple options and describe the results you can expect.

If both you and your provider believe Radiesse is the right treatment, they will go more in-depth about the product and injections. They may or may not proceed with the injections on the same day. Though, you will receive pricing information and financing options.

Injections Treatment

Your provider will prepare for your Radiesse injections by disinfecting the treatment area. They may then apply topical numbing cream to ease the injections. This will sit for around ten minutes. Additionally, some formulations of Radiesse contain lidocaine to ease the injections even more.

The injections themselves usually take less than ten minutes depending on the number and size of the treatment areas. Following the injections, your provider may gently massage the Radiesse into place. You should see some immediate results, but this will change over time. This is due to possible side effects subsiding and the filler settling.

Aftercare & Results

Radiesse aftercare will mirror that of other filler injections. Be careful not to lay on or touch the treated area and avoid exercise for one to two days. Side effects should dissipate in two weeks or less. Final results usually become visible at this point. Occasionally, Radiesse may require an extra session to achieve the desired results.

As far as the recommended aftercare, your provider may instruct you to:

  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for a period of time
  • Ice if instructed
  • Massage if instructed
  • Do not unnecessarily touch or manipulate the area
  • Skip skincare day of/after treatment
  • Discontinue exfoliation (other than gentle cleansing) for a week or two
  • Do not drink
  • Avoid medications and supplements that thin the blood for a few days (if possible)

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Radiesse Look Natural?

Yes, Radiesse tends to look very natural when correctly administered. The calcium hydroxylapatite can look and feel just like normal tissue and bone. Additionally, since Radiesse promotes collagen production, this new collagen is completely yours. It is a firmer filler. Though, it is generally used in areas where firmness or definition has been lost or is wanted.

Can It Be Reversed?

No, unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that are easily reversed with an injection of hyaluronidase, Radiesse cannot be reversed. Usually, patients need to wait out the dissolution of the product. In dire situations, which are rare, surgical removal of the filler is possible, but is typically a last resort.

This is why it is extremely important to go to a qualified and trained provider for Radiesse injections in Sarasota. Using the right techniques and patient screening can help reduce the risk of any complications or results that could warrant surgical removal. These sorts of complications are extremely rare. However, Dr. Sessa and his team take precautions to mitigate them.

What Are The Risks Of Radiesse?

Like all medical procedures, Radiesse does come with some risks. While largely a safe treatment, patients should be thoroughly screened for risk factors and fully informed of all the risks. Major complications are rare and most risks are temporary or treatable. Among the risks  of Radiesse include:

  • Infection
  • Scabbing (usually temporary)
  • Scarring
  • Severe pain (more painful than usual and/or lasting more than two weeks)
  • Nerve damage (often temporary)
  • Vision impairment
  • Lumps or modules
  • Sensation loss (temporary)
  • Occlusion of blood vessel

As mentioned, major complications are extremely rare. Thousands of Radiesse injections are carried out every year in the United States. Some people may have increased risks due to medical conditions, anatomy, etc. Dr. Sessa will screen you to ensure you are a good candidate and low risk. 

Can Radiesse Move Around?

Radiesse is injected deep into the skin, deeper than most other fillers. Thus, “filler migration” or the process where filler moves out of place and potentially causes complications is extremely unlikely. Most surgeons and providers agree that Radiesse overall does not migrate. This is because of where it is injected and the thickness of the filler itself.

With that said, it is technically still possible, even if nearly unheard of. To prevent filler migration, do not bend over for a few hours after your injections and follow your post-treatment instructions. Generally, filler migrates within the healing period. Therefore, this is when you should use the most caution.

What Is The Cost Of Radiesse In Sarasota, FL?

Radiesse injections at Sarasota Surgical Arts start at $725 per syringe. The exact cost will depend on the number of syringes needed and other specifics of treatment. You will receive a personalized price quote at your consultation. You can find all of our pricing on our price list.

The Best Radiesse In Sarasota

Sarasota Surgical Arts is a premier cosmetic surgery provider in Sarasota, Florida. Along with the best cosmetic surgery in Sarasota, the practice provides top-of-the-line non-surgical treatments such as Botox, Radiesse, and Restylane. Whatever your aesthetic goals, Sarasota Surgical Arts will craft a customized plan to help you reach them. Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best Radiesse Sarasota provides.

Dr. Alberico Sessa is an experienced and talented cosmetic surgeon with over a decade serving Sarasota’s cosmetic needs. Not only is he a qualified surgeon, but he is also an expert injector of fillers and Botox. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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