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In The San Francisco Bay Area


In The San Francisco Bay Area

Radiesse Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in cosmetic injectable treatments such as Radiesse.

What is RADIESSE®?

Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds on the lower face and hands and to improve facial structure and contour. It’s the first and only calcium-based microsphere injectable treatment in the United States. It’s recommended to treat the following:

  • Nasolabial folds (deep smile lines)
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Marionette lines (lines under your mouth)
  • Pre-jowl folds (areas on either side of the chin that look hollow due to volume loss)
  • Jawline
  • Correct volume loss on the back of the hands
  • Chest wrinkles
  • Neck laxity and crepiness

Calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHA, is what makes Radiesse unique as an injectable treatment. It’s the first and only CaHA injection treatment available that provides both immediate, natural-looking results and long-term improvement. Many patients experience improved results for up to a year or a year and a half.

Injections are administered under the skin with a tiny needle. The ingredients in Radiesse are nontoxic, non-allergenic, and compatible with your body’s natural tissues.

What are expectations with Radiesse injections?

It provides immediate visible results in contouring your face and also stimulates collagen and elastin to give you a more youthful appearance. Wrinkles and folds are direct symptoms of collagen and elastin loss due to aging or environmental factors. Our skin loses its original strength and structure, and our body’s ability to produce more slows down. Eventually, the CaHA from the injections will absorb back into your body, leaving your new collagen and elastin in its place.

Radiesse is a relatively simple and quick injection procedure. It usually only takes around 15 minutes to complete this treatment. Dosage and number of treatments will vary person-to-person. There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment, and patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately. 

Some swelling and bruising to the treatment area is common to experience for a few days after. While you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately, you mayneed to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days after treatment. 

As with any cosmetic injection treatment, it’s important that you have an experienced and trusted injector that is familiar with these injectables specifically. Because it is not a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler, it is not reversible with Hylenex®.

During your consultation, Dr. Potozkin or Dr. Ellis will assess your concerns in detail and determine your personalized treatment plan. Both specialize in minimally-invasive and non-invasive cosmetic injection procedures and will be able to optimize your results based on your facial anatomy. 

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“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

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