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Radiesse in Middletown, NJ

At the first signs of aging, many people turn to facial fillers to reduce wrinkles and fine lines beginning to show. Board-certified Red Bank plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor treats patients in Red Bank, NJ, with Radiesse® to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles before they become more prominent.

What Is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is an injectable filler made up of a synthetic calcium hydroxyapatite suspended in a gel carrier designed to replenish and regenerate collagen lost in our faces as we begin to age.

Benefits of Radiesse®

People turn to Radiesse® at the onset of the effects of aging because it offers the following benefits:

  • Results are immediate and long lasting
  • Stimulates new natural collagen production
  • Treatment is quick, usually lasting about 15 minutes
  • Requires fewer injections than other leading fillers
  • Contains a natural composition with practically no risk of an allergic reaction

How Are Radiesse® Treatments Performed?

Radiesse® fillers are injected beneath the skin where it produces a gentle swelling beneath facial lines and wrinkles. Once injected, Radiesse® fills out the wrinkles or restores areas of lost volume, producing a smooth skin surface. Radiesse® not only instantly restores volume but keeps working by stimulating the body to produce more collagen. This restores fullness to the skin while correcting wrinkles, nasolabial folds (“parentheses”), tear troughs (hollowing under the eyes), and areas of facial depression.

During the treatments, Dr. Taylor makes detailed notes and diagrams on the individualized treatment pattern for future reference. Radiesse® fills out the wrinkles or restores areas of lost volume, producing a smooth skin surface. Results last for 9-12 months as the Radiesse® molecules are naturally absorbed by the body.

Preparing for Radiesse®

Because there is no risk of skin allergy, no testing is required prior to using Radiesse®. It is important to note a few suggestions to prepare for Radiesse®:

  • Stop taking aspirin and other blood thinning medications prior to your treatment to avoid any excess bruising or bleeding at the injection site
  • Avoid tanning beds for a couple of weeks prior to the injections
  • Stop smoking prior to injections
  • Avoid waxing and other facial treatments right before injections

Recovery from Radiesse® Treatments

There is no recovery or downtime following Radiesse® injections. Patients may return to their normal activities following the treatment. Patients are encouraged to return to the office for evaluation of the results and to ensure patient satisfaction. Radiesse® lasts for about a year and is most effective with follow-up treatments when the time arises.

How Much Does Radiesse® Cost?

Because treatment is customized, the cost varies based on the needs of the each patient and the extent of the area to be treated. As part of your consultation with Dr. Taylor, we take time to discuss the costs and our payment options. In addition to accepting cash, checks, and most major credit cards, we offer financing through Care Credit®. With cosmetic procedures, we do ask that full payment be made prior to treatments.

Is Radiesse® Right for Me?

Radiesse® is typically right for most patients who want to camouflage the signs of aging. Patients see about 80 percent marked improvement immediately after treatment. Because it is non-allergenic, most any patient with wrinkles and fine lines can benefit from using Radiesse®.

Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Radiesse®?

Dr. Taylor treats his patients with the utmost kindness and respect. When you met him, he will take the time to talk with you to make sure you understand the treatment you are going to have. He is very well trained on the most advanced cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures to ensure that you get the results you want.

What to Expect During Your Radiesse® Consultation

During your Radiesse® consultation, Dr. Taylor takes time to evaluate your issues and determine if Radiesse® or another facial filler is the best option for you. He goes over the entire process and answers any questions you may have. His staff also takes time to greet you and make you feel welcome and relaxed.

At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.