Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, a natural substance taken from the body's bones and skin. When injected into the skin, Radiesse ignites the body's collagen production, causing it to produce more rapidly in the injected areas. This allows the skin to be strengthened and more volume to be added to places that are affected by wrinkles, lines, or other cosmetic issues.
Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, offers Radiesse to his patients at Today's Cosmetic Surgery to help fill out their facial appearance. He accomplishes this by adding extra volume, as well as smoothing out any wrinkles or lines that may occur due to aging. The result is a better-contoured appearance that has an overall youthful look. We invite our Pittsburgh, PA patients to schedule a consult to learn more about Radiesse and the benefits of injectable wrinkle fillers.
The best candidates for Radiesse:
- Have moderate to severe lines, wrinkles, and folds near the mouth and between the mouth and nose
- Have age-related volume loss in the cheeks
- Desire long-term results
- Desire natural-looking results
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"Doctor Chiu has helped both my mom and I and he is hands down the BEST!!! We highly recommend him."- G.D. / Google / Nov 05, 2018
"I had a perfect experience with rhinoplasty from Dr. Chiu. The results were very conservative and natural, exactly as I wanted. I am living with the best possible outcome of a surgery that can be very risky as far as results. Not to mention, the recovery post-surgery was much easier than expected: no bruising, no pain, and just a few days off to recover from the anesthesia. I would recommend anyone interested in getting a nose job to see Dr. Chiu first! Detailed examples, great advice. Thrilled!"- H. / Healthgrades / Oct 03, 2018
"Perfection! - At age 65 I had enough of the droopy upper eyelids! The right was even worse then the left. Consulted my local doctors and was told that I was a good candidate for blepharoplasty. I was warned by my personal physician of the recovery and how I would look right after the procedure with bruising, swelling, etc... Dr. Chiu was recommended as one of the best for the LEAST amount of pain, etc......"- P. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2018
"Amazing natural results! Dr. Chiu practices with precision and perfection. A perfect balance between art and science. Would not trust anyone else with the same level of confidence."- V.V. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2018
What to Expect
Before the treatment, Dr. Chiu will determine the appropriate dosage and area(s) to be treated for an individual patient. Radiesse will be injected using a fine needle. Since it’s already mixed with Lidocaine (a numbing agent), additional numbing usually isn’t needed but is provided depending on the patient’s preference. A treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete. There’s no downtime associated with Radiesse, and patients can return to their normal activities.
After a Radiesse treatment, patients can experience a sensation of numbness, redness, mild bruising, or itching. These side effects should subside within a day or two. Immediately after an injection, patients will notice a marked difference in smoother, more volumized, firmer skin with diminished lines, wrinkles, and folds. Results can last up to 1 year.
Plan Your Procedure
Radiant Skin with Radiesse
Radiant skin can be achieved after just a single treatment with Radiesse. Skin will look younger, fresher, and rejuvenated with diminished lines, wrinkles, and folds. Plus, the face can have its volume temporarily replenished. Learn more by contacting our Pittsburgh, PA office to schedule a consultation.