Dr. Leslie Smith is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and soft tissue specialist with over a decade of experience. She is one of the top cosmetic doctors in the Minneapolis St. Paul area for skincare and anti-aging treatment. Dr. Smith carefully selects treatments and products that deliver safe, effective and consistent results.
Radiesse is a dermal filler offered by Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in Wayzata, MN. Dr. Smith promotes Radiesse because it offers long-lasting wrinkle correction with natural-looking results.
Benefits of Radiesse
Radiesse is unique from other dermal fillers in that it is the only filler of its kind to immediately restore lost volume. The filler continues working as it stimulates collagen production in the body. This combination allows Radiesse to produce results that last a year or more in most patients.
Radiesse has one of the highest levels of patient satisfaction compared to other dermal fillers. Many factors contribute to this statistic including the long-lasting, natural-looking results.
What makes Radiesse different from other dermal fillers?
Radiesse is developed with tiny calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that work by forming a foundation for collagen regrowth. With Radiesse, you get immediate results for fuller smoother skin that continue to last as the microspheres enhance collagen production.
What is involved in the treatment?
Radiesse Volumizing Filler is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure. The treatment itself lasts less than 20 minutes and you can be in and out in about a half an hour. Dr. Leslie Smith or another trained member of our staff will perform your Radiesse treatment.
Will it hurt?
Radiesse is mixed with lidocaine for a more comfortable experience. You may experience a slight sting at the injection site, which will subside within minutes.
Is there any downtime?
There is very little, if any downtime associated with Radiesse treatment. You may experience mild swelling or redness at the injection sites that lasts up to 2 days. Patients typically return to normal activities immediately following treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are very mild and may include itching, redness, bruising or mild irritation. Side effects generally do not continue for more than 1 or 2 days.