Radiesse in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® differs from the more common hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Restylane®, Hylaform® and Juvaderm®. Hyaluronic acids are molecules that can attract and hold up to one to 10,000 times their weight in water, which makes them a desirable commodity to have within our own skin. They help facilitate the filling or plumping effects that occur naturally within our skin as do other molecules known as ground substances (glycoaminoglycans and proteoglycans).
What makes Radiesse® different from other dermal fillers?
Radiesse® is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a bone precursor used in the building blocks of our teeth and bones. This molecular moiety (part of a molecule) is unique as dermal filler because of its longer-lasting effects and its tissue rigidity when placed within the deepest part of our skin known as the reticular dermis. Although it does not attract or hold water as other dermal fillers do, its inert but stable molecular structure makes it a valuable filler for the deepest of lines and wrinkles on our face.
When should Radiesse® be used?
At English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center we feel that the best use of Radiesse® is in areas of hyperkinesis, which are those areas that are in constant motion, such as the upper and lower marionettes. Where other fillers are less likely to remain, Radiesse® can and does last longer here and in other areas of use. If the line or wrinkle is very deep or in constant use, we tend to place Radiesse® in the deepest part of the problem area and overlay that with a hyaluronic acid product to make the depth of the line or wrinkle look less deep and more aesthetic in appearance.
How much does Radiesse® cost in Little Rock?
Each Radiesse® procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Radiesse® procedures are generally considered elective, and are therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
If you would like to know more about Radiesse®, please call our Little Rock office at your convenience. Our injectionist is also Dr. English’s sister and her professional demeanor and award-winning style of dermal injections will put you right at ease. Her name is Diane and she will be glad to answer your questions either in person or over the phone or Internet. She can also show you Radiesse® before and after photos.
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim English, triple board certified in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. We look forward to seeing you during your Radiesse® consultation.