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Radiance/Radiesse Radiance/Radiesse™ is another injectable filler that is made from the same mineral component as bone and teeth.  Because it is a natural substance and absorbed by the body over time, there is no need for the skin to be tested before treatment.  Radiance and Radiesse are both used to smooth face and lip wrinkles, as well as for lip enhancement. 

Here is where Radiance or Radiesse™ is a bit different than other fillers - It can last between 2-5 years.  If you've never tried lip augmentation or wrinkle removing injections before, we wouldn't recommend that you start with Radiesse™.  You'll want to make sure you're 100% happy with the treatment and your provider until you committ to such a long-term injectable.  That being said, if you've tried Restylane or Perlane before and loved the results with your provider, you might want to upgrade to something a bit more permanent.

Typical Minimum Cost of Radiance/Radiesse (based on national averages):
$300.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Radiance/Radiesse (based on national averages):
$1,500.00
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National Average Cost of Radiance/Radiesse:
$900.00
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Time Required for Radiance/Radiesse:
It generally takes about 15-30 minutes to perform Radiance/Radiesse
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Is Radiance/Radiesse an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Outpatient.
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What are the Side Effects of Radiance/Radiesse?
Side effects are rare, but you may experience bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, as well as temporary tenderness or headache.
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How Long do Radiance/Radiesse results last?
Radiance or Radiesse can last up to 2-5 years!
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What is the recovery time for Radiance/Radiesse?
Most aesthetic professionals would say to wait a day before going back to work or performing daily tasks.  Because Radiance or Radiesse lasts longer than other injectable fillers, it can make the facial muscles sore or give patients a headache on the day of treatment. Most people are fine by the next day and can resume their normal activities.
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Will my insurance company cover Radiance/Radiesse?
Due to the cosmetic nature of Radiance ™, insurance usually does not apply.
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Is there much discomfort for Radiance/Radiesse?
Virtually none for the average patient, however, minor discomfort may be felt at the injection site. 
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Radiance/Radiesse?
A local anesthetic is generally used during treatment, and is often accompanied by a topical numbing cream.


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What else can I combine Radiance/Radiesse with?
For enhanced results, patients might consider combining Radiance ™ injections with other cosmetic treatments like photofacial or thermage.
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What else is Radiance/Radiesse referred to as?
Injectables, Fillers, Lip Fillers, Lip Liners, Wrinkle Removal, Cheek Enhancement
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