Today, there are multiple injectable dermal fillers for you to use to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The Radiesse volumizing filler offered by Metairie, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala is FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. It can also be used to fix age-related volume loss in the hands. Women and men who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate the long-lasting results (1 – 2 years) of Radiesse. Using calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres in a water-based gel, this injectable plumps areas of the face that require volume and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique procedure plan Dr. Mizgala will customize for you. Don't be afraid of the overdone look. When filler is injected properly, you will look refreshed and younger. Dr. Mizgala prides herself in doing all of her own injections so she can ensure a natural result. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA.
Women and men who want to correct their moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and create beautiful cheekbones. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. It is one of the best fillers used to volumize areas where there is loss of facial volume.
"fillers and botox are like spanx for the face - Metairie, LA - I have been getting Botox and Radiesse (or some other filler) for 13 years now at Dr. Mizgala's office. She always works within my budget and oftentimes includes some "lagniappe." She is such a compassionate and down-to-earth doctor. The injections that I have received have ALWAYS been successful and virtually painless. The office wait is never a long, dreaded one where several patients have been booked for the same appointment. Dr. Mizgala is very compassionate and truly gives her patients a lot of bang for their buck!"- L.P. / RealSelf / Dec 04, 2015
Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in about 10 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Numbing medication will be applied to make the injections more comfortable. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be prepared in an ultra-fine syringe. As soon as the procedure is done, an ice pack will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.
What to Expect
After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild redness, bruising, and swelling. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. This can easily be camouflaged with makeup. Most patients see some results minutes after the treatment with better results developing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and lifted. Radiesse tends to last longer than some of the other fillers — about 1 – 2 years. You should talk to Dr. Mizgala during your consultation about when to schedule your next treatment to maintain 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. On average, a syringe of Radiesse costs about $545. Ask us about our Loyalty Program!
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Fillers, such as Radiesse, are considered temporary, even though the results may last up to a year or two. 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. Mizgala during your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
Typically, topical local anesthesia is applied to the injection area to help numb the injection sites. Local anesthetic can also be mixed with the Radiesse product to ensure comfort. Most patients only experience slight discomfort during the actual injections.
- Average Cost
- $500 - $650
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 20 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- As Needed
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating beautiful results. Dr. Mizgala will create a natural outcome and understands the appropriate amount of filler to use to attain a great result. She believes in many cases, less is best. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse treatments, please call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mizgala. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients.