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Radiesse for Fewer Wrinkles Now and Later

Is it possible to get immediate wrinkle-filling volume, and continued improvement? It is with Radiesse! Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, in Encinitas, uses Radiesse alone or as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation plan to help patients in North County San Diego look their best.
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A Unique Formulation

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). Tiny microspheres of CaHA are suspended in a smooth gel base. With this product, you get two for one, it provides immediate volumizing results and stimulates the production of new collagen. Using a small needle, Dr. Amanda Lloyd places the product under the skin to add structure now, and stimulate lasting enhancement.


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Learn all about Radiesse from Dr. Lloyd as she explains what to expect from this treatment including how it works and who can benefit from it the most.
What is Radiesse used for?

Radiesse is calcium hydroxyapatite and is used to treat volume loss. The best place for Radiesse is the backs of the hands. As we get older, we lose volume all over our body. Most specifically for our hands, we lose the volume in the backs of our hands in between the knuckles which makes the tendons show and the veins show more prominently.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone with volume loss in the backs of their hands is a good candidate for Radiesse.

How does Radiesse Work?

Radiesse is effective at treating volume loss because it stimulates the body to make its own collagen. It is a normal constituent of bone that is placed in the skin to stimulate the body to make more collagen so that the volume loss is less prominent.

What visible changes are noticed with Radiesse?

When Radiesse is placed in the backs of the hands it provides the hands with a softer more full appearance, masking the bones and tendons that once stuck out and were prominent.

What are the benefits of Radiesse?

Radiesse improves the volume loss in the backs of the hands, making them look more soft and supple masking the effects of aging.

How should a patient prepare for the treatment?

There is no preparation necessary for a Radiesse treatment. On your treatment day, you will arrive at the Skin & Vein Institute, you will go to our numbing room and we will numb the backs of your hands with numbing cream for 30-45 minutes.

What happens on the treatment day?

After numbing you will be brought to our treatment room in which the Radiesse will be placed in the backs of the hands with cannula, the treatment is virtually painless and no needles are used.

What happens after the treatment?

After treatment, patients sometimes experience minor swelling. To minimize the swelling, you can prop your hands up at night while you sleep.

What are the benefits of Radiesse?

Radiesse is FDA approved for treating the volume loss in the backs of the hands. It is both safe and effective and is a virtually painless treatment.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a normal constituent of bone. That makes Radiesse the filler of choice to rebuild underlying structural support that has diminished with age, allowing skin to sag. It is ideal for areas that need youthful bone structure, such as:

  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline

Radiesse is also an excellent choice to restore structure in the backs of the hands. It lifts skin up to cover veins and tendons exposed from the volume loss of aging.

What to Expect

Radiesse supplements volume immediately. It adds structural support to the bone, lifting the skin and decreasing wrinkles right away Over time, Radiesse stimulates the body’s production of natural collagen leaving the skin with a renewed meshwork of the fibrous protein that keeps it thick and taut.

You can expect the anti-aging benefits of Radiesse to last a year, possibly longer.

Dr. Amanda Lloyd has extensive training and experience in cosmetic injectables. Given her surgical training, she is an anatomy expert, therefore, she places the filler in just the right place. She designs customized treatment protocols, utilizing the most appropriate fillers for each area of concern. Dr. Lloyd also offers suggestions on other skin treatments and skin care products to maintain your youthful complexion. She is known for a gentle touch that produces soft, natural-looking results.

New patients can call (760) 642-6674 while existing patients can call (760) 452-2080 to schedule an aesthetic consultation at Skin and Vein Institute.

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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