Best Candidates for Radiesse
Radiesse® is an injectable wrinkle filler that immediately adds volume while also stimulating your body’s own natural collagen for long-lasting results. Radiesse® is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which, over time, your body metabolizes, leaving your own natural collagen in its place. Our board-certified dermatologists inject Radiesse® into areas of the face that have volume loss and wrinkles. Typically Radiesse® is injected into the lines that run from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), the lines from the edges of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines), wrinkles in the chin, and corners of the mouth. Radiesse® can also be injected into the hands to minimize the aging effect of volume loss. With natural results that last from twelve to eighteen months, Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is proud to offer Radiesse® injectable wrinkle treatments our San Francisco patients.
"I have been a client with Dr. Welsh for years. She is quite simply a genius and has attended some of the best universities in the country including Harvard and Stanford.Dr. Welsh is extremely skilled and has the eye of an artist when it comes to seeing what one needs to appear more attractive. I have noticed that her staff always becomes prettier and prettier the longer they have been with her, and this is because they get a lot of treatments.If you care about your face, you won't think twice about the price. Dr. Welsh is worth every penny."- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 12, 2015
"This review is for Dr Andrea Hui.In one word she is the best and her hand is a masterpiece. I had a really bad experience with a butcher from Marin and she totally fixed my bad restylane work like a PRO. She got my trust after 5 minutes of the procedure. The results were immediate without pain and bruises. She always come with a big smile, listens and takes her time with me. I never feel any pressure to get or to buy any treatment. I totally recommend Dr Hui million times. I will always visit her for any skin."- J.H. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2015
"I've been a patient of Dr. Welsh's for years now. She is INCREDIBLE at what she does. I simply adore her. With a bit of apprehension I decided to see Dr. Hui in Kathleen's absence. What needless worry. She is as gifted, friendly and professional as Kathleen. I am always worried filler will change my looks. I fear the dreaded "duck lip" in particular. For that reason, and because I HATE needles, I rarely do it. Andrea is AMAZING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the result. Love it. It's a dream for a thin lipped girl like me. Natural, kissable pillows!!! AND! the kicker is she figured out a trick to take literally all the discomfort out of it. I'm am so pleased and should have know Kathleen would only work with the best."- C.W. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2015
"I Just had my filler done with Dr. Hui. An instant lift! Yay! I'm so happy with my results. Thank you Dr. Hui for your beautiful technique and gentle touch."- C.A. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2016
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Radiesse® is a wonderful option for anyone who would like a long-lasting treatment to replace volume loss in the face or hands. Our dermatologists often recommend this filler for patients who would like to contour their jawline.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
During your initial cosmetic consultation, Dr. Kathleen Welsh or Dr. Andrea Hui Austin will evaluate your skin and consider the depth of your wrinkles and amount of facial volume loss to estimate the number of syringes needed for your treatment. Prior to injection, one of our skilled medical assistants will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. After Radiesse® is injected, you will notice an immediate softening and smoothing of facial wrinkles and folds. Then your results will continue to develop as your body replaces the filler with its own collagen.
You will see immediate results from your Radiesse® treatment, however, please allow for swelling and redness to subside to see your full results. Downtime and discomfort with Radiesse® treatments are usually minimal. Some patients may develop bruises that will last up to ten days, but this is easily covered with makeup.
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Give your cheeks a natural looking boost with the contouring effects of Radiesse®. To find out if Radiesse® is right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our dermatologists today!