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Radiesse® in San Francisco, CA

Tired of your face giving away your age or making you look older than you feel? It may be time for Radiesse®, a unique dermal filler that helps correct wrinkles, folds, and creases in the skin, revealing softer, younger-looking skin that people can’t help but admire. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock is certified to give Radiesse® injections as well as other dermal fillers to San Francisco area residents.

What Is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is a long-lasting dermal filler used for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles. Radiesse® injections restore a natural, youthful look by filling and correct smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel which is injected into the skin with a thin needle. The injection procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, and a topical anesthetic can be used if desired.

The results of a Radiesse® treatment are immediate, and results typically last a year or more. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Aycock.

Dr. Aycock will discuss your options with you for dealing with wrinkles and/or lip augmentation. He will help you understand the pros and cons of each wrinkle treatment, enabling you to make your own decision about wrinkle treatment.

Additional procedures that may enhance the results of Radiesse® include brow lift, eyelid lift, facelift, Botox®, or facial fat injections.

Dr. Aycock is a trainer for Botox® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections.

Benefits of Radiesse®

Our patients tell us that Radiesse® has greatly improved their looks and their quality of life, including giving them the following benefits:

  • Softer, younger-looking skin
  • Diminished creases and smile lines
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

How Is Radiesse® Administered?

Radiesse® is a natural gel containing calcium-based microspheres that work to smooth out crevices and folds in the face. It is injected directly into the skin, which may cause some discomfort. Ice or a local anesthetic may be applied to help lessen any discomfort. Treatment results are immediate and may last up to a year or more.

Preparing for Radiesse®

You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your treatment. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.

Radiesse® Recovery

There is little to no downtime for the application of Radiesse® and many patients go on about their daily tasks right away. You may feel some discomfort at the site of the injection; however, mild pain relievers or a topical anesthetic can be applied to lessen this sensation.

How Much Does Radiesse® Cost?

The cost of Radiesse® in San Francisco varies depending on the area being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit®; to help cover the cost of your treatment, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a FREE CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.

Is Radiesse® Right for Me?

Radiesse® may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:

  • You feel embarrassed by smile lines, lip lines, or other creases around your nose and mouth
  • You want a more natural way to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines
  • You’d like softer, younger-looking skin

Why Choose Dr. Aycock?

With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your treatment procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.

Additional Injectable Fillers

Radiesse®, like many other dermal fillers, can give you softer, smoother-looking skin and take years off your age. Contact Dr. Aycock’s office today to schedule your free consultation and see how much younger you could look in just one visit!