Radiesse® in Santa Barbara, CA

Call them laugh lines, dimples, or anything else, it doesn’t matter. As we age, they get more prominent and make us look older. Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, uses Radiesse® to add volume to the skin on people living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, with severe lines around the mouth to give them a younger looking appearance.

What is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is a dermal filler developed to boost collagen production and add volume to areas of the face that show visible signs of aging. It works by penetrating deeper layers of skin tissue so that increased amounts of collagen add volume throughout the targeted area of the face. In addition to the face, Radiesse® may be used on people who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their hands which are prone to the signs of aging.

Why Choose Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is primarily used to treat the parentheses or laugh lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth and the lines from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin (marionette lines). It also restores definition to the face giving it a younger, healthier appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is ideal for those with prominent lines around the mouth and nose as well as anyone with less facial contour. It is safe for any skin tone and those prone to allergic reactions. Radiesse® can also be used to treat hands that look wrinkled and old to give them a younger look.

How is Radiesse® Administered?

Radiesse® is injected into targeted areas of the face and/or hands to stimulate collagen production and fill in prominent wrinkles, lines and folds. Once it is injected, Dr. Yegiyants gently massages the area to ensure it is evenly spread around the targeted area. The treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and involves no downtime or recovery.

When Will I See the Results from Radiesse®?

The results from Radiesse® may be somewhat visible following the treatment but typically take several weeks to be fully noticeable. The goal is to have a subtle change rather than one in which people notice that there has been some “work done.” The results of Radiesse® last about a year with the recommendation that patients follow up with Dr. Yegiyants to continue treatments and maintain adequate collagen production to look and feel younger.

How Much Does Radiesse® Cost in Santa Barbara?

The cost of Radiesse® is based on the number of injections needed and the extent of the targeted areas where the filler is used. During a consultation, Dr. Yegiyants discusses the costs with each patient along with payment options including financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your consultation.