Radiesse is a dermal filler that restores a more youthful appearance to the face and hands. It improves sagging facial soft tissue and deep nasolabial folds by replenishing lost volume primarily in the cheek area. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production for gradual improvement over a period of months.

Radiesse is made up of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel. Injection of Radiesse is sometimes called a non-surgical “face lift” because it instantly volumizes your skin’s foundation and immediately but subtly lifts sagging areas of the mid-face.

Injection of facial fillers, including Radiesse, requires attention to both art and medical science. Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick have extensive experience with the properties of Radiesse in the skin so that their results are always natural-looking.

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Other facial fillers include Belotero, Perlane, Restylane, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, and Juvéderm Voluma. Drs. Velargo and Hendrick may suggest that a combination of these injectables, including Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport is the best way to achieve your desired look. Skin resurfacing procedures can also soften certain lines and wrinkles.

If you have more significant signs of aging, a surgical procedure such as a face lift, neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) might be recommended.

What can Radiesse accomplish?

Radiesse is ideal to correct:

  • Lost volume and deep folds/ “hollows” around the cheeks and midface
  • Nasolabial folds / smile lines from the nose to the mouth
  • A jawline that is beginning to sag (a pre-jowl condition)
  • Marionette lines from the mouth to the chin
  • Hollowed temples
  • Aging hands that have begun to develop wrinkles and/or bulging veins

What happens during Radiesse injections?

A fine needle is used to inject Radiesse deeply into the skin. Lidocaine is contained in the injections to reduce discomfort. Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick are believers in cool compress anesthesia, as well as acupressure techniques to make the injections as comfortable as possible.

If you wish, we will be happy to apply a topical numbing cream before your injections, but you must arrive approximately 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that it can take effect before the procedure. We have a very comfortable and relaxing “Quiet Room” within the clinic for your enjoyment.

After your injections, you can go home or relax in the Quiet Room for as long as you desire.

The results are visible immediately but continue to improve over several weeks as more collagen is produced.

What can I expect during recovery from Radiesse?

You can proceed with most of your activities, including returning to work, after you leave our office following Radiesse injections. Most patients experience some minimal swelling, bruising, and soreness for a few days. You can cover any discoloration with makeup, apply cool compresses to reduce the inflammation, and apply topical Arnica Montana to speed the resorption of any bruising.

There may also be small invisible lumps at the injection sites that usually resolve quickly on their own with massage.

How long do the results of Radiesse last?

The effects of Radiesse injections last approximately one year, although some people have seen the results last longer.

The product stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, so less product may be needed for a similar result in subsequent maintenance injections.

Contact the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery today to find out more about expert Radiesse injections.