There are many injectable dermal fillers available for you to consider when trying to turn back the hands of time. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler offered by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Derek Lou is wonderful for mild to moderate wrinkles and lines on the face, and for correcting volume loss in the hands. Men and women who don't have time for frequent visits love the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of Radiesse. With microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a flexible gel, Radiesse fills and smoothes the appearance of your face without invasive surgery. Radiesse is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to safely volumize your face. It may be used with other injectable treatments (wrinkle fillers and relaxers) for a customized procedure to rejuvenate your appearance. Look several years younger and improve your self-image with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX.
Men and women who are in good overall health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles are great patients for Radiesse treatments. It can treat marionette lines, smile lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and fine lines that form in the corners of the lips. Radiesse is also safe to address the age-related volume loss that commonly affects the hands, making them softer and more youthful. You shouldn't receive this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in Radiesse. Be sure to talk to Dr. Lou if you have any allergies (whether mild or severe) and any medical disorders or conditions. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might be pregnant, or are trying to conceive in the next several years, you shouldn't get Radiesse injections.
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Radiesse injections are performed in a treatment room at Lou Plastic Surgery in around 30 – 60 minutes once you have completed your consultation. First, you will be seated in a relaxed position as the injection sites are cleaned and marked. Many patients feel only mild discomfort throughout the procedure at the first prick, but if needed, a numbing agent will be applied to the treatment sites. The Radiesse dose, selected during your consultation, will be administered with a fine needle. The pre-marked site of injection will guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the skin. After the treatment is complete, a cold compress can be held to the treated areas to alleviate bruising and swelling.
What to Expect
Following your treatment, you may have some redness, bruising, and swelling. This is normal and should last for around a week. These side effects may typically be concealed with cosmetics. If the bruising, swelling, or redness lasts longer than ten days or if you are concerned, please contact Lou Plastic Surgery. Many patients have visible results immediately with final results appearing in a month or so. Your face will look softer, younger, and have a natural glow. Radiesse typically lasts longer compared to other dermal fillers — around 1 – 2 years. You can talk to Dr. Lou at your appointment about how soon to get your next injection to touch up your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of Radiesse is dependent on the number of syringes needed to achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation at our practice, we will discuss your expected results and determine the amount needed to achieve them. We will also discuss your out-of-pocket costs for your treatment.
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Fillers, such as Radiesse, are considered temporary, even though the results may last up to a full year. Common filler ingredients include collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, and the heaviest of the fillers, PMMA. Radiesse is the only dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic acid injectable fillers due to the natural ability to stimulate collagen production. During your consultation, we will discuss the various fillers and evaluate your facial tone, laxity, and volume levels to help you decide which filler may be the best choice for you.
What are the possible side effects of Radiesse?
Severe and/or abnormal side effects are rare with Radiesse. Immediately following treatment, patients may experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, and/or itching. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Radiesse injections can be performed in combination with other injectable treatments to help you achieve your ideal results. Many patients combine dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to create an overall younger-looking appearance. Talk to Dr. Lou during your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
Typically, patients do not need any form of numbing prior to their injection treatment. However, a local anesthetic can be provided if you are worried about any discomfort. Most patients only experience slight discomfort during the actual injections.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
As a wrinkle filler, Radiesse receives rave reviews from patients for delivering beautiful outcomes. If you want to see if you are a candidate for Radiesse treatments, please contact Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX today and schedule a consultation. Our team strives to provide thorough, high-quality cosmetic treatment to every one of our patients.