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Radiesse® in Los Altos, CA

Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler that stimulates the production of collagen to treat creases, folds and wrinkles on your skin, adding fullness and volume to naturally reduce signs of aging. This treatment offers a minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers Radiesse® treatments to residents in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.

What Is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler treatment that diminishes the appearance of severe creases and wrinkles in your skin by increasing elasticity and volume in the outer layer while also supporting it from within. Radiesse® delivers an underlying microspheric structure to the deeper layers of skin beneath the surface, to lift and support the outer layer, adding volume and contour. The structure also promotes collagen production to increase elasticity, suppleness, and volume, creating a smooth, radiant appearance as newly produced collagen fills in the microspheric lattice to increase volume and firmness to the skin tissue.

Benefits of Radiesse®

The results of Radiesse® have been clinically proven to last for up to two years. Radiesse® stimulates natural collagen production in your skin so that your skin essentially repairs itself naturally, revealing increasingly firmer and smoother skin. Some of the benefits of Radiesse® include:

  • Immediately visible results with continued gradual improvements for three months
  • Results may last up to two years
  • Extremely low risk of allergic reaction
  • Contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance that occurs naturally in healthy skin
  • No downtime or recovery period is required
  • Treatment is simple and quick

Who Is a Good Candidate for Radiesse®?

Dr. Mittelman will point out all of your options because Radiesse® is not suitable for everyone. The FDA has approved Radiesse® as effective and safe for a majority of adults who are in overall good health. In general, Dr. Mittelman recommends Radiesse® for patients who are between the ages of 35 and 60 and seek a non-surgical solution to enhance definition in the area of the chin, cheeks, jaw, nose and smile. Radiesse® may also be ideal for adults who want a nonsurgical alternative to treat the following:

  • Frown lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds

Radiesse® treatments are also ideal for patients who suffer from facial lipoatrophy, a medical condition that makes the face lose contour, definition and fat, by helping to restore volume and definition in the face.

How Should I Prepare for Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is FDA approved as an effective and safe treatment only when administered by an experienced and qualified facial plastic surgeon. Radiesse® is comprised of only natural ingredients, so allergic reactions are extremely rare. Nonetheless, please inform Dr. Mittelman about any allergies, medical conditions or medications that you may be taking prior to treatment. Also, let him know if you have received any other cosmetic injections recently. If you have inflammation, an infection or other skin irritation, it may be best to hold off treatment until after the condition clears up.

How Is Radiesse® Administered?

Dr. Mittelman typically applies a topical numbing agent to reduce any potential for discomfort. The treatment itself may take from 15 to 60 minutes to administer, depending on the number of areas being treated.  Radiesse® is injected using very fine, small-gauge needle inserted into layers underneath the skin. Although some improvement will be visible immediately, creases and lines in your skin will continue to disappear gradually over the next two or three weeks as your skin increases collagen production stimulated by Radiesse®. The results of a single treatment last up to two years in most cases.

How Much Do Radiesse® Treatments Cost in San Jose?

Radiesse® is an elective cosmetic procedure, hence, health insurance providers usually do not cover the cost. Dr. Mittelman offers financing options so patients can pay for their treatments in flexible payments. Our office also accepts credit cards, cash, and personal checks.

Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Radiesse® or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.

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