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When the skin and tissue lose collagen with age, wrinkles and lines appear. The face and hands can show signs of aging as the skin becomes thinner with a crepey appearance. Increasing volume and collagen in the skin can restore a more youthful appearance. One of the dermal fillers that can rejuvenate the face and hands is Radiesse®. Maia Plastic Surgery provides Radiesse injections at our locations in Chevy Chase, MD and Tysons Corner, VA.

Radiesse is a different type of dermal filler than the many hyaluronic acid fillers available. Radiesse cosmetic injectable uses calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) microspheres that are designed to provide immediate volume under the skin and lasting volume with stimulation of collagen production. Over time, the microspheres are absorbed into the body, but the collagen produced is left behind, creating firmer, more youthful skin.

Photo of Dr. Maia holding up a syringe. Text indicates these different areas on her face to treat with Filler: Forehead, Temples, Under-Eyes, Cheeks, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Nose), Lips, Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, Chin, and Jawline

Nasolabial Fold Treatment

One of the Radiesse FDA-approved treatments is to reduce the nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. Radiesse injections can immediately soften the parenthesis extending from the corners of nose base to the corners of the mouth. As the collagen increases, the midface can look more youthful with natural movement and skin flexibility.

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment

Radiesse was the first cosmetic injectable to be FDA approved for hand rejuvenation. Radiesse injections into the backsides of the hands can add instant volume to hide visible veins and tendons. The injections can make hands look years younger with lasting results as more collagen is produced in the skin.

Radiesse injections can be performed during a brief office visit. The procedure only takes about 15-20 minutes and there are minimal side effects. The most common effects from Radiesse treatments are itching, swelling or bruising from the injections, but these dissipate quickly. Results from Radiesse injections can last 1-2 years, depending on the individual.

If you want to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and volume loss in your face and hands, Radiesse injections may be right for you. To learn more about Radiesse and all our cosmetic treatments at Maia Plastic Surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We have two locations in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

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Maia Plastic Surgery

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Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

inhye k.

I’m not sure where to begin when attempting to explain the positive experience I had with Dr. Maia and her team. It was important for me to find a woman doctor and she comes with so much experience, an eye for detail and aesthetically on point! I felt so well taken care of, even after 2 months post op they still make me feel taken care of. Not only am I thrilled about the physical results, I am also blown away by their care and follow through. I follow Dr.Maia in IG and literally obsessed with her work!


Dr. Maia is truly amazing! She is an artist and somewhat of a magician! She takes the time to listen to you and walk you through the procedure every step of the way! I even texted after with questions and she and her team were very responsive! I was extremely impressed with the work she did around my eyes. Several people now tell me my 20 year old daughter looks just like me….I never heard that prior to the procedure!

Taylor H.

I had one of the most pleasant healthcare experiences I’ve ever had in my life! I came in for excessive underarm sweating and Dr. Maia recommended Botox. She carefully explained everything to me, which I really appreciated as it was my first time ever getting Botox treatment. Her medical assistants were very attentive to my additional questions and made me feel very comfortable while prepping for the treatment. Dr. Maia took her time with me, none of the 5-minute appointments you often get with doctors these days. Everyone was very welcoming and the office is bright and clean. Dr. Maia was referred to me by a family meme we and I’m so glad I went to see her. I absolutely recommend Dr. Maia to anyone and I plan to come back for additional future treatments.

Cynthia S.

I had a tummy tuck, lipo, and a prominent osteoma removed from my forehead. Although I was nervous about the procedures, Dr. Maia and her staff put my fears to rest. Even after the surgery, her professional staff called to check on me during my recovery, which helped put me mind at ease. Dr. Maia and her staff were always professional, responsive, and listened when I had concerns. After the procedures, I was back at work two weeks later and could not be happier with my results. I had a great experience and Dr. Maia will be my first call for any other procedures.

Wanda G.

Dr. Maia is great! She is very knowledgeable! I recommend her to anyone looking to do a cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation, facial lift, etc. Look her up on Instagram so you can see the amazing results from some of her patients!!!!

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