Radiesse Ideal Candidates
San Diego Cosmetic Clinic is proud to offer our patients a full range of effective injectable fillers to restore a youthful look to the skin. Of these, Radiesse is an injectable wrinkle filler provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson and is wonderful for mild and moderate wrinkles and lines on the face, and for correcting volume loss in the hands. Men and women who don't have time for frequent visits enjoy the lasting results (over a year in many cases) Radiesse produces. With microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a flexible gel, the formula fills and smoothes the appearance of your face without the need for invasive surgery. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to safely add volume to the face, Radiesse can be used with other injectable treatments (wrinkle fillers and relaxers) as a part of a customized treatment to rejuvenate your appearance. Look several years younger and improve your self-image with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Men and women who are in good overall health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles could be great candidates to receive Radiesse treatments. This formula can treat marionette lines, smile lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and fine lines that form in the corners of the lips. This formula is also safe to address volume in the hands that is often lost with age to make them softer and appear more youthful. You shouldn't receive this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients contained in Radiesse. Be sure to talk to Dr. Laverson if you have any allergies (whether mild or severe), as well as any medical conditions or disorders. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might become pregnant, or are trying to conceive in the next several years, you shouldn't receive this treatment.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
Radiesse injections are performed in a treatment room at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in around 30 – 60 minutes, typically once you have completed your consultation. First, you will be seated in a relaxed position as the injection sites are cleaned and marked. Many patients feel only mild discomfort throughout the procedure at the first prick, but a numbing agent will be applied to the treatment sites as needed. The amount of product, which will be selected during your consultation, will be placed in a fine needle. The pre-marked injection sites will allow your injector to carefully administer the product into the desired locations. After your treatment is complete, a compress can be held to the treated areas to alleviate bruising and swelling.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
Following your treatment, you may have some bruising, redness, and swelling. This is normal and should last for around a week. These side effects may typically be concealed with cosmetics. If the bruising, swelling, or redness lasts longer than ten days or if you are concerned, please contact San Diego Cosmetic Clinic. Many patients have visible results immediately with final results appearing in a month or so. Your face will look softer, younger, and have a natural glow. Radiesse typically lasts longer compared to other dermal fillers — around 1 – 2 years. You can talk to Dr. Steve Laverson at your appointment about how soon to get your next injection to touch up your results.
Plan Your Procedure
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As an injectable wrinkle filler, Radiesse receives rave reviews from our patients for delivering impressive and lasting outcomes. To find out if you're a candidate for Radiesse dermal filler treatments, contact San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Laverson. Our team sets out to provide thorough, high-quality, and deeply personalized service to each of our patients.