Radiesse Salt Lake City, Utah | Ogden, Layton

What is it made of?
Calcium Hydroxylapetite
How does it work?
There is a two fold mechanism by which it works. First, the filling material itself is made up of a bone-type material which physically fills the space, plumping up the fold itself. After this initial effect, the material stimulates the surrounding connective tissue cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts respond by depositing new collagen, further plumping and tightening the area.
Where can it be used?
Radiesse can only be injected deep. It is an excellent filler for the folds that form on the sides of the mouth. These folds are called nasolabial folds and melolabial folds. The material can also be used deep along the bone of the jaw or cheeks. It can not be used in the lips as it will inevitably leave lumps.
How long does it last?
18 months or more.
How much does Radiesse cost?
$750 / syringe. Syringes are typically overfilled to about 1.6 cc. Don’t forget to ask Dr. Bitner about first-time patient discounts, specials and product combination discounts.

Made of a calcium crystalline material (Calcium Hydroxylapetite) Radiesse is a long-lasting dermal filler. It is be used deep in the tissues as a volume filler. It works very well in medium to deep folds around the mouth, chin (Nasolabial and Melolabial folds) and cheeks. Use in the lips should be avoided as it will cause lumps to form and stiffness in the lips.

Radiesse is relatively long lasting, with a filling effect lasting 18 months and in some cases even longer. It is injected underneath the skin. Numbing cream is first placed on the skin followed by injections near the major nerves to the lips and lower face. For most, it is a relatively pain-free experience. Most people will have some bruising near the injection site for 2-5 days following injection. Makeup can be used right away, if necessary.

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With sadness, I wanted to personally let you know that we have made the decision to suspend seeing patients at Bitner Facial Plastic Surgery and Utah Hair restoration.

Despite efforts over the past week and a half to decrease traffic and increase the frequency of office sanitation, it has become abundantly clear that for your health and safety and that of my office staff and our families the responsible thing to do is to temporarily stop seeing patients.

If you have had surgery with me and have any concerns, you have my cell phone number, please contact me anytime. Text messaging is best.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations for those wanting to plan for when life is back to normal. Some of my office staff will still be working from home and can be contacted through our contact form on our website or at [email protected] We will try to check voicemail messages periodically but, for the quickest response, an email will be best.

These are very difficult and scary times. I love my practice and love taking care of so many incredible people. However, using precious and limited medical supplies at this time seems irresponsible. We pray for your health and safety and look forward to when we can take care of you again, soon!

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