Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler is the latest advancement in facial line reduction. Radiesse is made from calcium-based microspheres in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are a normal component of bone and teeth, which appears to have little or no risk of allergy when used as an implant. It is synthesized in microscopic spheres for use by injection in augmentation of soft tissue. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the larynx and other soft tissue areas. It has been used in Europe for the past few years as tissue fillers in the treatment of defects on the face: expression lines and scars. At his Houston office, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rafi Bidros, is an expert at treating patients with Radiesse for cosmetic purposes.
Along with the face, the hands are the area of the skin that are most exposed to environmental damage and shows early signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, and lost volume. Radiesse is the first dermal filler that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (F.D.A.) to correct volume loss in the hands. The smooth microspheres of Radiesse provide natural looking and smooth results that usually last up to 1 year. Dr. Bidros has successfully used Radiesse to rejuvenate the appearance of his patients' hands and match the youthfulness of their face and body.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"Five Stars - Dr. Bidros is a wonderful doctor and humanitarian and it was a joy and an honor to have him as my doctor. He did my surgery after I had gone through chemo for breast cancer and I couldn't be more pleased! As far as I am concerned he is the best! He cares and understands what you are going through. And his staff is superb! They are a pleasure to talk to and I just love rhem! They are all wonderful but especially Jackie and Mandy. I interacted with them the most and even though I was going through cancer, they made the visits enjoyable. My favorite doctor's office to visit! Please consider using this doctor if you need the services he provides. You won't be sorry."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 11, 2018
"Amazing Dr and staff... not to mention fantastic results! Everyone was so nice and accommodating! Will be seeing them again!"- L.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2018
"I had the most wonderful experience with Dr.Bidros. He and his entire staff are so helpful. Complete bed side manners. Highly knowledgeable and professional. From the surgery to recovery he is super caring. Called to check on me post op. I am blown away by the results. He did exactly what I was expecting. When I first went for the consultation I felt like he guided me step by step on how everything will be done. He answered my most silly questions and concerns. He is very attentive. I had this strong comfort and assurance that he knows what he is saying and doing on his patients. I highly recommend him."- S.B. / Google / Mar 11, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is amazing I can never thank him more for the confidence he’s given me with my cosmetic surgery his team is great Mandy is so informative and made me feel at ease through it all it’s been a year post op breast augmentation and I couldn’t be happier if your looking for a cosmetic surgeon no need to look any further he’s your guy ?"- V.R. / Facebook / Jan 08, 2018
The procedure is performed using a small needle injection after the application of a local anesthetic. Dr. Bidros currently uses Radiesse for marionette lines (smile lines), folds around the mouth, pre-jowl, and chin wrinkles. Since a local anesthetic is used, most patients feel no pain or discomfort.
Substantial correction will be seen on the day of the procedure due to injection of the material itself. The permanent effects of Radiesse occur over the next few months as the patient’s skin produces more of its own collagen. Considered a semi-permanent filer, Radiesse is clinically proven to last a year or more.
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- Average Cost
- $800 - $1,000
Studies suggest that the microspheres in Radiesse disappear over the years, leaving the patient’s collagen as a more or less permanent effect. Touch-up treatments may be required. Most patients schedule treatments once a year to maintain their results.
More About Radiesse?
Radiesse dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Made of Hydroxylapatite, a mineral compound found naturally as a part of human bone, Radiesse is recommended to fill deeper creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines, as well as to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours.
Before My Treatment?
When you schedule your consultation for a wrinkle treatment, please ask about our recommendations to prepare for the procedure. This includes avoiding aspirin and ibuprofen. It is best for the body if you stop smoking before the procedure and remain well hydrated.