RADIESSE® in San Francisco, CA

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What is 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.

Who is an ideal Candidate for RADIESSE?

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. 

I have asymmetrical chin. One side of the face is a little under-developed than the other. As the most noticeable result, the jar line is incoherent at the tip of the chin with left half about 0.5cm smaller than the right. I always thought it would require complicated and intrusive surgery with thousands of $$$ to fix the asymmetry.After consulting with a renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Eshima, I was advised that a simple chin filler procedure will solve the whole problem and Dr. Hui was recommended. Of course, I did a bit of "google research" before going to Dr. Hui's office just to understand the pros and cons of different common materials, such as Juvederm, Radiesse, etc. During my consultation with Dr. Hui, Juvederm Vollure was brought up. Later I found out that just one month ago, Vollure was approved by FDA although it has been used for a long time in Europe. According to Dr. Hui, Vollure has softer texture than Radiesse but last just as long (dissolve in 1-1.5 years). After agreeing on the material and pricing ($850/cc), she and her staff quickly got on their feet and used one syringe on my most needed area. The procedure itself only took about 10 minutes and Dr. Hui was chatting w me casually the whole time to calm my nerve down with all that needle work. Under half an hour, my life long problem was GONE with almost no pain or any scar at all! I was truly amazed! After 2 sessions of 1 cc Vollure and Dr. Hui's magic hands, the chin now looks amazing! It is as symmetrical as it could ever get! (well, nobody has a 100% symmetrical face) It both looks and feels just like a natural born. The thin needle was a bit scary for the first time, but after the expectation was set, it was almost painless when I went in for the 2nd injection. The marks and light bruise at the tip of the chin went away around 5 days. Almost no noticeable bruising at the second visit. I am also impressed by how welcoming the office feels despite of being a clinic. Friendly staff, nicely prepared snack platters and beverage.

C.W. Yelp

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

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

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

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.

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What to Expect during RADIESSE injections

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.

How long is recovery after RADIESSE?

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!

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.