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:
- Scabbing (usually temporary)
- 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.