Radiesse®

If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate and enhance your face without undergoing surgery, a dermal filler might just be the right treatment for you. Injectables offer a host of cosmetic benefits while being minimally invasive. Radiesse® dermal fillers are some of the most effective injectable treatments available today. Radiesse® is a safe, next-generation filler that lasts up to one year and longer. It safely fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® can also be used for lip injections.

Radiesse® is made of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapitite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. As Radiesse® is injected, the gel and Radiesse® microspheres form a “scaffold,” stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue growth in and around the injection area. Over time, your body absorbs the gel carrier while collagen starts to grow and infiltrate the area, replacing the gel with your tissue. The Radiesse® microspheres continue to provide support and structure to encourage new tissue and collagen production until they are safely absorbed into your body. This “partnership” between Radiesse® and your own body creates a natural look, comprised of your own tissue and the Radiesse® microspheres working together. In this way, Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill in facial lines and wrinkles. While a variety of spas and clinics can administer Radiesse® injectable treatments, they are best applied by experienced plastic surgery professionals. These doctors understand both facial anatomy and how to contour facial tissue for maximally aesthetic, natural-looking results. Dr. Michel Siegel has worked exclusively in facial plastic surgery, giving him an impressive depth of experience in this area. He is proud to offer Radiesse® injections at his Houston cosmetic surgery office.

TESTIMONIALS

One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Radiesse® Process

Consultation

If you’d like to have Houston Radiesse® injections, you’ll need to meet with Dr. Siegel for an initial consultation. This appointment is an opportunity to describe the areas you’d like to enhance and ask any questions you might have. Based on your conversation, Dr. Siegel will draw up a Radiesse® injection treatment plan to best suit your needs. He may also generate a three-dimensional “before and after” image, helping you better understand your potential results. Dr. Siegel will meet with you for as long as you need to feel comfortable, confident, and ready to proceed with Radiesse®. There is no time limit on this appointment.

PREPARATION

Since Radiesse® is a minimally invasive dermal filler, preparation for this treatment is also minimal. You may need to avoid certain medications for approximately a week before your appointment, like with any surgical procedure. On the day of your treatment, you should come to your appointment with a clean face, with no make-up on. Dr. Siegel will likely give you additional guidelines specific to your treatment to follow as needed, so that you are entirely prepared for your injections.

PROCEDURE

On the day of your Radiesse® treatment, you’ll come to our Houston cosmetic surgery office. Dr. Siegel may use a numbing ointment on your injection sites, which virtually eliminates any discomfort during your treatment session. He will then insert a Radiesse® injectable implant into each treatment site. Dr. Siegel injects tiny amounts of Radiesse® using an ultra-fine needle for minimal discomfort and maximum precision. This process typically takes no more than 15 minutes.

RECOVERY

The majority of patients show no visible signs of treatment after completion, and only a small percentage of patients experience any minor side effects at the treatment sites, such as slight inflammation, redness, discomfort, itching, tenderness, and discoloration, but these typically subside within several days. You should be able to return to work directly after your appointment. Most patients see results from Radiesse® immediately. Your appearance may continue to improve for several weeks after the treatment, and Radiesse® results often last a year or longer. We typically recommend scheduling a follow-up treatment about a year after the initial injection.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.

 

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