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 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
"Love the Results! - Had a great experience with Dr. Chiu - he is an extremely talented surgeon and I'm really happy with the results of my surgery. Additionally, the process was a lot easier than I anticipated and I had very little pain."- C.D. / RealSelf / May 01, 2019
"I Had an Amazing Experience - Dr. Chiu is the most gifted plastic surgeon. I chose Dr. Chiu for his excellent reputation, kindness, and calm demeanor. He is one of only two facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons here in Pittsburgh, and he is the single one to whom other doctors refer their most difficult cases. I was a revision case and my face had been full of filler. Dr. Chiu took his time with me. He was able to..."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2019
"We (twins) got lip fillers from Dr. Chiu and we are extyhappy with how they turned out! They look very natural and smooth just how we wanted. He takes great pride in his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone we know!!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 01, 2019
"Thumbs-up Lip Filler - I had lip augmentation with Juvederm and the results are fantastic. I'm going to do this for as long as I have lips! Plus, the pain level was so low it was practically non-existent. Before this I had lip augmentation with another doctor and it was very painful, so I was nervous about doing it again. I'm glad I took a chance with Dr. Chiu and highly recommend him to others considering..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
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.