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What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a filler designed to plump the skin and add volume to volume-deficient areas. It is injected under the skin using a small needle or blunt cannula, after which it immediately works to add volume. Over time, the anti-aging benefits continue as Radiesse stimulates natural collagen growth.

What is the Radiesse Treatment Experience?

Radiesse treatment is performed as a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on the extent of treatment, injections may take up to 15 minutes to perform.

Dr. Kim marks the injection sites, after which a topical anesthetic and an antiseptic are applied. Then, he injects Radiesse beneath the skin to treat facial wrinkles and folds.

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What Is Recovery Like after Radiesse?

You can expect to experience slight swelling, which typically subsides in one or two days. Applying cold compresses to the treatment areas can help reduce swelling.

Most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after treatment, after resting for a few hours. However, it is important to minimize activities that involve excessive or dramatic movement of the facial muscles, such as:

  • Laughing
  • Yelling
  • Chewing gum
  • Drinking through a straw
  • Eating chewy foods

What Is Radiesse Made Of?

Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. When injected under the skin, it provides volume immediately to correct wrinkles and folds, while at the same time the microspheres stimulate the body to produce more collagen. Over time, the body absorbs the gel and metabolizes the microspheres, leaving only natural collagen behind.

How Many Radiesse Treatments Will I need?

The amount of Radiesse required per treatment varies and is determined by the patient’s pretreatment volume deficiency and their goal correction. In most cases,Radiesse will last for approximately one year, after which time you may need additional treatments. This long-lasting treatment produces soft, smooth, skin that is natural to the touch.

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When Will I See Results?

You can expect to see results from Radiesse treatments immediately. Results will continue to appear as the microspheres stimulate collagen production.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Results with Radiesse can last for a year or more.

Is Pre-Testing Required for Radiesse?

Pre-testing for allergies is not required. The material in Radiesse is also found in the human body and causes no allergic reaction.

Is Radiesse Approved by the FDA?

Radiesse has been approved by the FDA as an injectable filler. It has been used safely on thousands of patients for years, for cosmetic, dental, and orthopedic purposes.

Is There Any Risk with Radiesse?

Risks associated with Radiesse are minimal. There is virtually no risk of allergic reaction since the product is made of a substance occurring naturally in the body.

Why Choose Dr. Michael Kim?

  • Dr. Kim is accessible and friendly to his patients, with a warm, engaging bedside manner.
  • His clinic is luxurious, modern, clean, and safe.
  • Procedures are customized to match your unique facial structure and features.
  • Total patient satisfaction is Dr. Kim’s number one goal.
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We are excited to announce we are now treating patients for all procedures and surgeries. After a month of optimizing our Covid-19 protocols, we are confident in our ability to offer a safe clinic and operating room setting for our patients and staff. We have instituted disinfection methods, enhanced air purification, and the use of personal protective equipment. We will continue to offer in-office and virtual consultations.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, the following modifications to the patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. Please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have one, one will be provided.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
  6. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  7. Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. See you soon.

Dr. Kim and Staff

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