Radiesse is a dermal wrinkle filler that is used to correct and smooth out areas of the face that have lost collagen due to the normal aging process and have unsightly lines. The new age of dermal fillers are well advanced beyond the original collagen preparations that were used in the past. Radiesse is composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel.
Radiesse is long-lasting, and is known for giving a result that looks and feels natural. It is used to correct lines around the mouth, and etched-in lines on the cheeks.
Typically, dermal fillers are absorbed by the body in several months, and have to be re-injected. Radiesse also requires follow-up treatments, but its effects can last 12-15 months because the Radiesse product itself provides immediate filling of the affected area, but it also stimulates collagen formation by the body.
The new collagen will remain in the skin after the Radiesse has been absorbed, prolonging the visible correction. It has no significant association with allergic reactions. It can be used in combination with other fillers, and causes minimal bruising.
$300-$450 per treatment area
Muscles responsible for facial expression can cause accentuation of facial lines. This usually occurs on the forehead, nose, and around the eyes. Botox cosmetic is a purified bacterial protein which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause lines between the brows and around the eyes to form. Botox is administered as an injection and can last for several months.
$120/treatment, $600/six treatment
Microdermabrasion is a surface peeling of the skin done with fine crystals and precisely delivered gentle suction. It is used for acne, fine wrinkles and discoloration of skin. It also works for pitted scars. There is virtually no down-time. The treatments are repeated every 2-3 weeks until the desired result is achieved.
Laser Hair Removal
$150-$300 per treatment area
The Neodynium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser targets pigment within hairs and gently removes them, putting an end to routine having and waxing. Hair may not re-grow for several years after treatment. The treatments require no sedation, and only topical anesthesia, if desired.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Consultation required for pricing information
Unwanted tattoos can often be treated by laser. The treatments have a good success rate and are repeated every several weeks until the unwanted pigmentation is resolved.