(formerly Radiance)

Radiesse is a gel-like material composed primarily of hydroxyapetite, an important component of our bone tissue. As a gel, however, it is soft (not like bone!). This has been used extensively by Dr. Most in his San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area practice. The latest technique was tested by Dr. Most and found to be less painful than traditional methods--ask our office for details!

As a filler material, Radiesse is used to 'fill in' areas of wrinkles or other depressions that would benefit from 'filling out'. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you and determine if you are a good candidate for Radiesse injection.


How long will the results last?

This depends on the area of injection. In general, the effect should last 12-18 months or so. Of course, these results can vary in individual patients.


The Procedure

The procedure is performed in the office with topical or local anesthesia. An initial period of swelling is expected and can last a few days. Some patients experience a small amount of bruising in the injected areas.


Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. Currently, he is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Dr. Most has been featured on local TV and national media outlets for his expertise in facial cosmetic injections. He has consistently been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2007-2017.


I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact the Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Office via phone (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!


About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)