Radiesse Vancouver – Hush Beauty MD
Radiesse in Vancouver helps patients like yourself to turn back the hands of time without the need for invasive surgery.
Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin? You may have noticed the appearance of new fine lines or wrinkles, or you may be concerned about the volume loss in your face.
If any of these concerns sound familiar, the expert team at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver can help! Introducing Radiesse®, a minimally invasive filler that can help you address your cosmetic concerns.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved dermal filler, also approved by Health Canada, that can help reduce some of the most common signs of aging and help provide volume to areas such as the chin, neck, and even hands, allowing you to achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre will assess your skin and help determine if you are a candidate for Radiesse®. With 8+ years of practice in cosmetic medicine, Dr. Wong is passionate about helping her patients to achieve the most natural-looking results possible.
If you think you are a good candidate for Radiesse®, contact the Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre today to schedule your consultation.
What Is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
Radiesse® is a filler made up of a biodegradable, calcium-based substance designed to help add volume to areas of the face that have lost some of their youthful fullness. It is also able to help stimulate the body’s natural collagen production.
How Does Radiesse® Work?
This dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. It’s becoming a popular option for patients looking for chin fillers in Vancouver and those looking to add volume to their lower face, jawline, and even their hands.
Common uses of Radiesse® include:
- Smoothing out marionette lines (found under the mouth)
- Addressing pre-jowl folds (located on either side of the chin, along your jawline)
- Reducing the appearance of smile lines (located at the corner of the mouth)
- Smoothing out chin wrinkles and the fine lines that appear at the corners of the mouth (also referred to as oral commissures)
- Contouring the jawline
- Minimizing the appearance of veins and tendons in the hands
What Is the Difference Between Radiesse® and Other Dermal Fillers?
What sets Radiesse® apart from other fillers is its unique composition. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse® is a volumizing filler that stimulates the body’s collagen production to help you maintain your results for longer, thanks to the calcium hydroxyapatite.
Once injected into the skin, the body will begin to slowly break down the outer layering of the filler, allowing the surrounding tissues to absorb the calcium hydroxyapatite, which studies have shown to induce the collagen production process, known as neocollagenesis, as well as fibroblast activation.
This process goes on over several months and results in the increased production of collagen volume in the skin.
What to Expect at Your Radiesse® Treatment
If you’re considering Radiesse® as an anti-aging treatment, you’re probably wondering what to expect during your visit. At Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre, we believe in educating our patients as much as possible before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. This ensures that you are confident in your decision and empowers you to make the right choice for your personal needs and take an active role in your care.
Here’s what you need to know about what happens during a Radiesse® visit:
Before Your Appointment
In most cases, you’ll have an initial consultation with Dr. Rose Wong to discuss your skincare goals and medical history. This is an essential step as the doctor needs to know about any medications or supplements you are taking, any allergies you may have, and any previous procedures you have undergone.
This information helps Dr. Wong determine whether Radiesse® is the right approach to help you achieve your goals. If it is, then she will create a personalized treatment plan.
You may be given instructions to follow before the procedure, including the steps you need to take to prepare your skin. You may also be asked to stop taking certain medications and supplements or to avoid anything that could irritate your skin.
Day of Your Treatment
On the day of your appointment, you’ll be asked to arrive with a clean face or to come in early with your cleanser to clean your face before the procedure.
Once it’s time for your treatment, you’ll be taken into the procedure room, where you have a chance to talk to Dr. Wong about any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. The treatment area will then be assessed and cleansed before your injections to ensure that the area is clear and free of any contaminants or debris.
Before the injections, your skin will also be prepped with a topical anesthetic, such as lidocaine. This helps ensure your comfort, as some patients do feel some minor discomfort as the injects are done. We aim to ensure that you’re comfortable and that your experience is as pleasant as possible.
Once the area is prepped, and the anesthetic has taken effect, the injections will begin. The injections are quick and, for most patients, painless. The appointment is not long, either, so you won’t spend hours in the office. The total time will depend on the number of areas you’re having treated.
After Your Treatment
Once your treatment is complete, you can go about your day as usual! There is no downtime required after a Radiesse® treatment. This makes it a perfect option for busy patients. Before you leave, you’ll receive an information packet and helpful post-treatment instructions to ensure you get the most out of your treatment.
How Soon Will You See the Results?
As with most dermal fillers, you’ll see initial results right away. However, it can take a few days before you see accurate results. That’s because swelling in the area is expected. Once the swelling goes down, you’ll start seeing the final results of your procedure!
Does the Radiesse® Injection Hurt?
While most patients report that the injections are painless, some may experience some discomfort. If you do, you must let us know so that we can ensure that the area is numbed appropriately. Again, it is of utmost importance that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated with the Radiesse® Filler?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are some side effects that you’ll want to be aware of. The most common include:
- Redness at the injection site
- Slight bruising
- Swelling of the treated area
- Tenderness of the area
These symptoms usually subside within a few days after treatment. If you experience prolonged discomfort, please let us know. You should also reach out if you experience any of the following:
- Any loss of sensation in the treated area
- Difficulty performing everyday tasks
- Prolonged itching
- Signs of an allergic reaction
While rare, these symptoms may indicate that you need to seek medical attention as you may be having an allergic reaction, developed an infection, or you’re experiencing a more serious adverse reaction.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Since Radiesse® works with your body by stimulating collagen production, the results can last up to 12 months! However, many patients find great satisfaction with their results and decide to follow up with additional treatments to maintain their appearance. Follow-up appointments are not necessary and are up to the patient.
Are You a Good Candidate for Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is considered effective in patients between the ages of 26 and 79. Studies are still underway to determine the effectiveness in patients under the age of 26 and over 79. Those who fall within those ranges are advised to consult with their physician before proceeding.
Pregnant or nursing patients are also advised not to have this treatment. If you have a history of allergies or blood disorders, you may also be advised against this procedure.
Finally, if you have any medical conditions that affect your ability to withstand the injections or a current skin infection, you’ll need to have those addressed first before you can begin your treatment.
Radiesse® in Vancouver with Dr. Rose Wong at Hush Beauty
Radiesse® is an effective, safe, and long-lasting treatment for many patients. The results will vary depending on the patient and are not immediate. However, you can trust the Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre team to help you achieve your desired look while ensuring your safety and comfort.
Dr. Wong takes pride in her years of experience in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and her commitment to providing her patients with the best possible care. With her expertise as an aesthetic specialist and her dedication to achieving the highest standards of patient satisfaction, Dr. Rose Wong is the perfect choice to help you achieve the look you desire.
If you have any questions or think that Radiesse® could be the right solution, book your appointment and begin your journey to better skin today!