Radiesse - AestheticA Skin Health Center
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Radiesse in Wisconsin

We offer Radiesse® injectable filler treatments at both AestheticA Skin Health Center locations in Appleton, WI and Middleton, WI. Radiesse dermal filler is a biocompatible, non-allergenic, injectable volumizer that restores youthfulness to the face.



Radiesse is a synthetic dermal filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres of calcium hydroxyl apatite, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries no risk of allergic reaction. Radiesse is a safe, long-lasting, natural solution. Radiesse is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

Radiese before and after patient

Radiesse Patient Courtesy Merz Aesthetics

Radiesse before and after

Radiesse Patient Courtesy Merz Aesthetics


Men and women who are looking for a non-surgical anti-aging treatment may be good candidates for Radiesse treatments. 

Radiesse is commonly used to improve:

Smile lines or nasal labial folds (line that extends between the base of the nose and the corner of your mouth)

Marionette lines (lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth)

Corners of the mouth (oral commissure)

Pre-jowl fold (area on either side of the chin, where skin can sag due to loss of facial volume)

Chin wrinkles (horizontal lines that can form on your chin and distract from your smile)

– Severity of pits and scars caused by acne

where is radiesse injected


Radiesse is most effectively used to treat the nasolabial folds (line that extends between the base of the nose and the corner of your mouth), peri-oral lines (around the mouth), depressed scars and oral commissures (downward from the corners of your mouth).

At first, it acts immediately like a dermal filler, adding volume beneath the skin. After about 3 months, it continues to act as a structure when production increases naturally for new collagen.

Treatments typically take 15-30 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and should fade within a few days. When injected, the cream-like texture of Radiesse feels soft and natural and results are visible immediately after the injection. It is gradually replaced by the body’s own tissue, and slowly dissolves. The results may last approximately 1 year.


Your skin requires a tailored program of care to optimize its health and appearance. At your consultation, one of our Medical Aesthetics Specialists will gather information from you about your skin concerns, examine your skin and explain what they discover. They will help you prioritize and achieve your best skin by preparing a treatment plan that ensures any skin treatments you choose are provided in a manner that is as effective and as safe as possible. Our Medical Aesthetics Specialists have trained under Double-Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Richard Parfitt. Their extensive knowledge of non-surgical procedures, skin care and skin rejuvenation treatments ensures they are skilled specialists in your chosen treatment. Consultations can take place at either of our locations in Appleton, WI or Middleton, WI.

If you are a new client of AestheticA Skin Health Center and are interested in a specific treatment, time may be allotted for the consultation and treatment to be completed in one appointment. If you are a previous client of AestheticA, but have not been seen by our clinic within a year, a brief follow-up will be included in your appointment to discuss your previous treatment(s) or any new skin concerns you may have.


When can I resume normal activities after my treatment?

No exercise, major manipulation of facial expressions, or makeup during the day of treatment is highly recommended. After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities.

How long is the Radiesse treatment?

The average treatment with Radiesse takes about 45 minutes. However, this may vary depending on the amount or type of correction you are seeking. Although most clients find the injections to be relatively painless, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to receiving your treatment, which may add to your time in clinic.

Are there any side effects with Radiesse products?

Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

For more information, please visit radiesse.com.

How long does Radiesse last?

Results may last 12-18 months depending on the area injected and amount of product used.

What are my options if I am allergic to lidocaine?

Products that do not contain lidocaine are available. Allergies will be noted during your initial consultation.

When should I plan treatment for ideal results?

It is recommended that you receive treatment 2-4 weeks before you want/need the results for a specific event on your calendar.

Will I bruise post treatment?

You can reduce risks of bruising and swelling if Tylenol or Ibuprofen is stopped 72 hours prior to treatment. Bruising may vary and can last 3-10 days.

Is there a cost for a consultation?

To see one of our Medical Aesthetics Specialists, the cost for a skin consultation is $50. To see Dr. Parfitt, the cost for your skin consultation is $125. This consultation fee is applied to your account to use towards products or treatments at either AestheticA Skin Health Center or Parfitt Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center. This one-time cost applies only to your initial consultation; therefore all future follow-up consultative appointments, regardless of the provider seen, are free.

Where can I have a consultation for Radiesse?

AestheticA Skin Health Center has office locations in Appleton, WI and Middleton (Madison), WI. If you are interested in a consultation for Radiesse, please call our Middleton office at 608.831.4007, Appleton office at 920.730.1309 or contact us online.


Skin treatments are more sophisticated than ever. The services we provide at our Appleton and Madison Wisconsin centers are the latest scientifically proven developments offered to enhance your appearance. We provide only those treatments and products that consistently have a reputation for providing safe and effective results. At AestheticA Skin Health Center, Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard C. Parfitt, licensed aestheticians, and nurses are committed to serving your unique needs with their considerable knowledge, training and experience. To hear what our clients are saying about their experience at AestheticA Skin Health Center, read their testimonials. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


  • Patients predisposed to developing cold sores should start on 500mg of Valtrex twice daily at least 2 days before treatment. A 7 day course of therapy is recommended (2 days prior and 5 days following filler).
  • Patients taking medications with anticoagulant effects, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Celebrex or high doses of certain herbs such as gingko, vitamin E, garlic or ginseng may have an increased risk of bleeding or bruising. If possible, it is advised to discontinue these medications two weeks prior to treatment. If you can’t, the procedure can still be done, but with higher risk of bruising.
  • There may be slight to moderate swelling and redness in the injected area for 24-48 hours. Avoid applying immediate pressure and excessive movements to the treated area, unless instructed to do so.
  • Apply a cool compress to treated area/s as this may help to reduce swelling and potential for bruising.
  • Tylenol may be taken for any discomfort and cold compresses may be lightly applied to reduce swelling.
  • It is normal to feel some “tenderness” immediately following the treatment that may last for a few hours up to a few days and some “firmness” in your treated area/s. Over, time the areas will soften and “settle” leaving a natural look.
  • There is a small potential for the filler to not disperse evenly and form a small “nodule”. Typically a nodule cannot be seen but you may be able to feel it. If this occurs and is bothersome, please call our office to book a follow up appointment. The nodule may be a lingering bruise not requiring treatment, however if a true nodule has formed we may be able to evenly disperse the product.

Please call our office with any questions or concerns 608.831.4007.

Click here for full Indications and Important Safety Information on Radiesse.


Radiesse injectable filler treatments are offered at our AestheticA Skin Health Center office locations in Appleton, WI and Middleton, WI. To see if Radiesse is right for you, please call our Appleton office at 920.730.1309, or Middleton office at 608.831.4007 to schedule a consultation.