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
"Absolutely the best!"- C. / Healthgrades / May 12, 2018
"Love my fresh eyes! - For years I was very self conscious about my puffy eyes. I felt like I always looked tired even when I wasn’t and my makeup bag was filled with concealer products that I had to use several times a day. Dr Chiu did my upper and lower blepharoplasty in early December. I followed his instructions carefully (sleeping in a recliner, cool packs, etc.) Amazingly, I had almost no bruising and very l..."- K. / RealSelf / Mar 19, 2018
"My experience with my surgery was nothing less than spectacular! Dr.Chiu made me pretty again! The whole procedure went so smoothly. Sara makes everything come together,she is fantastic. I had no bruising or pain. My recovery was amazing. St. Claire hospital was wonderful. If anyone is looking or considering cosmetic surgery,look no further,Dr. Chiu is the surgeon you need and want."- A.K. / Google / Mar 10, 2018
"I rate Dr Chiu the best of the best! I had Blepharoplasty on my upper lids. My eyes are beautiful noone would know , I don't have a visible scar to be seen. Since then I go regulary to have filler and botox around my lips, frown lines etc. It always looks natural not overdone. Dr. Chiu is very compassionate and takes great pride in his art! He is a perfectionist ! Also Sara is a joy to talk to and very organized, she assits Dr. Chiu in his practice. Highly recommended !!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 15, 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.