Collagen is what gives strength, flexibility and volume to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, collagen fibers break down and the production of new collagen slows. The resulting loss of elasticity and volume plays a leading role in the development of wrinkles, facial folds and skin laxity. If you want your image to reflect how youthful you feel, but aren’t ready for a surgical intervention, there is an exciting option waiting for you at Skin Artisans: Radiesse®.

Radiesse® is an injectable volumizer that stimulates your natural collagen to grow. By restoring collagen, Radiesse® smoothes moderate to severe wrinkles while fortifying your skin’s internal structure for long-lasting results. Request a consultation at Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery today to learn more about this powerful nonsurgical treatment.


Radiesse® is unique among injectables. It is made up of a water-based gel and microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a biocompatible material used for decades in various medical procedures. These two components work synergistically for both immediate and long-term benefits.

When injected, the gel instantly adds volume under the skin to create the appearance of a smoother surface. Then, over time, Radiesse® stimulates the body’s process of generating collagen for a long-lasting effect. The body gradually absorbs the gel and metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving only the organic collagen behind.

Radiesse® is the first FDA-approved injectable filler for both face and hands. It has also proven to be effective for smoothing minor contour irregularities and filling in dimples and dents in the buttocks and thighs, otherwise known as cellulite.


There comes a point when signs of aging become impossible to hide. You may notice deepening smile lines or sunken cheeks. Perhaps your jowls are becoming unmistakable and drawing attention to the vertical lines running from your mouth to your chin. These changes are often addressed with a facelift, but not everyone is interested in or a candidate for an invasive procedure. Radiesse® is one of the quickest and most effective ways to get results without surgery.

Those interested in a Radiesse® treatment should be in good health overall and have realistic expectations about the potential results. Radiesse® is safe for a wide range of candidates, but should not be used if you have severe allergies, known sensitivities to any of the ingredients or an active skin condition in the treatment area. You must postpone your treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Radiesse® wrinkle filler is a minimally-invasive solution to some of the most troubling signs of aging in the face and hands, including:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Oral commissures (lines at the mouth corners)
  • Pre-jowl folds
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Volume loss in the back of hands
  • Visible veins and tendons in the back of hands

Radiesse® has a number of uses beyond the face and hands. It can be effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs and can provide contour in slight rolls under the buttocks area. It can fill in irregularities that liposuction can not correct. It can even be used to fill in the area above the knee that displays wrinkles, lines or loss of elasticity.

Before & After Results

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Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, and Radiesse® are both FDA approved for treating various aging concerns around the face. Although they have similar uses, they are made from different ingredients with different modes of action, and there are notable differences between them.

Radiesse® stands out for its superior collagen-stimulating ability, its long-lasting results and its pronounced volumizing effect in deep lines and larger areas. HA fillers are known for their versatility and reversibility. Some formulas are designed for fine lines and delicate areas, and all HA fillers can be dissolved with an additional injection.

Both types of fillers are useful tools in the fight against facial aging. We recommend letting an experienced injector assess your individual needs and goals to determine which filler to use. Your ideal treatment plan may involve using a combination of Radiesse® and HA fillers to create your desired result.


To get the best results from a Radiesse® treatment, the first step is a thorough consultation with one of our licensed injectors. This time will be used to listen to your cosmetic goals and perform an examination to determine how to give you the best possible results from dermal fillers.

Next, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and prepped with a local numbing agent. The injections can then begin. Your Skin Artisans injector will use a tiny needle to administer your dosage of Radiesse® into the established target areas. The procedure typically takes 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your individual needs.


People who undergo Radiesse® injections often require minimal downtime and can return to daily activities immediately. Only a few precautions are necessary after a Radiesse® treatment. Please avoid strenuous activity and extensive heat or sun exposure for about 24 hours. These measures will help reduce any post-treatment swelling, bruising or redness. If these side effects occur, they are temporary and can fade within the first 24 to 48 hours. Dermal fillers eliminate the long recovery, side effects and high risks associated with surgical procedures. They are one of the safest facial rejuvenation procedures available today.


You’ll see your Radiesse® results in two stages. The first improvements may be visible as soon as you leave our office. The gel will immediately begin acting as a support system under your skin, plumping and smoothing the surface. The second wave of benefits will appear gradually. Radiesse® stimulates collagen production for up to 72 weeks or more after injection, providing a more youthful and toned appearance to your skin for an extended period. Your results may last up to a year or more.

Our injectors take a refined approach, always seeking to bring out the best of each patient’s natural features. The best results are achieved when Radiesse® is administered in a way that preserves facial expression and hand dexterity. Our outstanding results speak for themselves and can be seen in our portfolio of before and after photographs.


Your face is one of the first things others notice about you, making it all the more important for it to look as vibrant and youthful as you feel. Radiesse® is a reliable solution for smoothing facial wrinkles, as well as softening signs of aging in the backs of the hands. To find out how Radiesse® can restore your appearance, visit Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery. Use our online contact form or call our office at 952-767-3163 to request a consultation.