RADIESSE® in Tucson, AZ

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What is Radiesse?

Today, there are multiple dermal fillers on the market that can allow men and women alike to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao are great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, as well as age-related volume loss in the hands. Busy patients who might not have a lot of time to attend repeated appointments thoroughly appreciate the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables for a unique procedure plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable treatments at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ.

What Are The Benefits Of Radiesse?

Radiesse offers effective results to address a variety of aesthetic concerns and rejuvenate your appearance. The many benefits of Radiesse injections at our Tucson, AZ facility include:

  • Offers an effective alternative to plastic surgery
  • Smooths lines and wrinkles
  • Replenishes areas with volume loss (including the hands)
  • Contours the cheeks
  • Diminishes acne scarring
  • Stimulates new collagen growth
  • Supports healthier-looking skin
  • Pairs well with other aesthetic treatments
  • Results are natural-looking and long-lasting
  • No downtime

Who is a candidate for RADIESSE?

Women and men who are in good health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. This advanced formula can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. You should not receive this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients contained in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Rao about any allergies you have (severe or not) and any relevant medical history. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not undergo Radiesse treatments.


Radiesse dermal filler sessions take place in one of the treatment rooms at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in about 30 – 60 minutes after your consultation. To start the procedure, you will lie comfortably while the intended areas will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their treatment at the initial prick, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined during your one-on-one consultation, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the needed areas. As soon as the procedure is done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.


After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild redness, swelling, and bruising. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time as your body's production of collagen is stimulated. In time, your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers on the market — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Arun Rao during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your results.


How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of your Radiesse treatment will depend on the amount used to match your desired outcome. During your initial consultation at our practice, we will listen to your needs and wants so we can create your treatment plan. From there, we will be able to accurately estimate your costs.

How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Injectable wrinkle fillers all have unique formulas and properties to help with various concerns. Common filler materials are hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers since both prompt collagen production in your body. During your initial consultation, your injector will explain your numerous options and evaluate your facial tone and volume to recommend which filler will best address your concerns.

Are Radiesse injections painful?
Usually, patients utilize a numbing cream prior to their treatments. A local anesthetic can be applied to relieve any concerns you may have. 

What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Injections of Radiesse rarely produce serious side effects when performed by an experienced injector, like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rao. During your initial consultation, tell your injector about any medications you take and if you have any known allergies to prevent a reaction. Following your treatment, you may develop mild redness, bruising, numbness, or itching. However, these effects are temporary and should disappear after a few days.

What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be performed with other injectable and nonsurgical treatments to help achieve your ideal results. Many patients inject fillers, such as Radiesse, along with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to give them a refreshed appearance. Talk to your injector when they are creating your treatment if you're interested in the benefits of other procedures that work well with Radiesse.

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Radiesse receives rave reviews from our patients for its impressive ability to create amazing results. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Radiesse dermal filler injections, please call Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arun Rao. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.

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