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PROFILES Facial Fillers FAQ’s

Q – What is Radiesse?
Radiesse, previously known as Radiance, is an injectable filler which can improve the appearance of facial lines to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The newest and most promising long-term solution among facial fillers, Radiesse is commonly used to treat the nasolabial fold area.

Q – What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is a main component of bones and teeth.

Q – What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable filler which can restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance by improving many facial lines. Restylane is a crystal clear gel which can add contours to the skin, fill in depressions, and smooth wrinkles and folds. It is commonly used to treat lines along the nose, at the corners of the mouth, and nasolabial folds.

Q – What is Restylane made of?
Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the all of the body’s joints.

Q – Who is a good candidate for Radiesse or Restylane?
those who are looking to improve the signs of facial aging may be good candidates for Radiesse or Restylane. As with other cosmetic procedures, patients should also have realistic expectations and be in good health. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be appropriate candidates for treatment.

Q – What does the consultation for Radiesse or Restylane entail?
During your consultation with Dr. Solieman or Dr. Litner, your goals will be discussed and your skin examined. Your medical history will be taken and the details of the procedure explained including the facility, the anesthesia, the recovery, the risks, and the costs.

Q – Where do Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman perform Radiesse and Restylane injections?
The doctors perform Radiesse and Restylane injections in their office.

Q – What type of anesthesia will be used for my Radiesse or Restylane injection?
Dr. Solieman and Dr. Litner commonly use a local anesthetic to optimize the patient’s comfort during the injection.

Q – How are Radiesse and Restylane injections performed?
Once anesthesia is administered, a very fine needle will be used to inject Radiesse or Restylane beneath the skin.

Q – How long do the Radiesse and Restylane injections take to perform?
Radiesse and Restylane injections are quick procedures which take just fifteen to thirty minutes to perform.

Q – Will I be in much pain during the Radiesse or Restylane procedure?
There is usually minimal discomfort during the Radiesse or Restylane procedure. Further, Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman commonly use a local anesthetic in order to optimize your comfort.

Q – What is the recovery like after Radiesse and Restylane treatments?
Radiesse and Restylane treatments involve little downtime or recovery, though some swelling or redness can occur at the injection site. Some mild discomfort, tenderness or irritation may also occur at the injection site though this usually resolves quickly. Restylane provides immediate results that last an average of six to nine months. Radiesse provides an initial plumping during the first three months along with extended correction as new tissue regenerates, and results may last three to five years.

Q – How soon will I be able to return to work after my Radiesse or Restylane treatment?
Work and other normal activities may be resumed immediately after the Radiesse or Restylane injection. Patients receiving Restylane will need to avoid exercise and alcohol for about six hours after treatment.

Q – Are there any risks associated with Radiesse and Restylane?
There are few risks associated with Radiesse and Restylane, though temporary side effects like swelling and redness may occur. Radiesse does carry the potential for lumpiness when used in the lips.

Q – Are Radiesse and Restylane injections covered by insurance?
Insurance generally does not cover Radiesse and Restylane injections which are purely cosmetic in nature, though patients will need to check with their own insurance carrier.

Q – How long do the results of Radiesse and Restylane injections last?
The results of Restylane last an average of six to nine months while the results of Radiesse may last three to five