Today there are multiple injectable fillers on the market for you to check out at our Upland, CA locations to get a more youthful, refreshed appearance. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatment offered by plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong is great for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles throughout the face, and for fixing 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 and softens the look of your skin without the time and expense of surgery. Radiesse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely and effectively contour your facial features. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a unique procedure plan that restores your skin. Look refreshed and boost your confidence with Radiesse injectable wrinkle treatments.
Women and men who are in good health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal candidates for Radiesse injectable treatments. It can improve smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines in the edges of the mouth. Radiesse is also designed to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and younger looking. You should not have this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or any ingredients in the product. Make sure to tell Dr. Leong about any allergies (severe or not) and if you have a history of any bleeding disorders. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, may be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy within 1 – 2 years, you should not use Radiesse treatments.
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"Lower face and neck lift - I’ve done every injectable from Botox to Sculptra and I wanted a more permanent fix to my aging face and neck. I had heard about Dr. Leong through a friend and I decided to make a consultation. When I met Dr. Leong I had my doubts about what this seemingly young doc could do for my 70+ year old face. How could she know what a woman my age needed? As we began to discuss my areas of c..."- E. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"Highly Recomended!! - My experience with my surgery with Dr Leona and her team was exceptional! Beautiful office, very informative, always caring about me, beautiful job on my eyes with great follow up to make sure healing was progressing. I highly recommend Dr Leong for any procedure that you may want or need! You'll be in wonderful hands with Dr Leong and her team!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 12, 2018
"Five Star Experience! - I have seen Dr. Leong for both medical and cosmetic visits. Her personality is very down to earth but precise which made me feel very comfortable going to her for multiple issues. I first saw Dr. Leong for a few minor skin tags, moles and cherry angiomas that were all over my body which I didn't like esthetically. She removed them with simplicity, quickness and I felt absolutely no pain. She..."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2018
"What a difference a great physician makes! - A year ago, I had the pleasure of consulting with Dr. Karen Leong for a minor lip asymmetry correction and augmentation. Always the professional, she listened to my concerns and clearly explained my options to get the results I was looking for. Dr. Leong made me feel completely comfortable and injected my lips to my complete satisfaction. Completely natural looking, and symmetrical. ..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2018
Radiesse wrinkle injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Dr. Leong in about 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To start the procedure, you will lay comfortably while the areas of injection will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during their treatment at the initial puncture, but if preferred, a local anesthetic may be spread on the injection sites. The dosage of Radiesse, determined at your personalized treatment planning session, will be injected with an ultra-fine syringe. The marked injection sites will help the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the needed areas. As soon as the procedure is done, a cold compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.
What to Expect
After your Radiesse injection, you may see mild swelling, redness, and bruising. This is common and should only last for about 5 – 10 days. These side effects can usually be camouflaged with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Dr. Leong. 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. Karen Leong 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. 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 formulas 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 side effects?
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 your physician in your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.
Are the 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $850
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Look Radiant with Radiesse
As a dermal filler, Radiesse gets positive reviews from our patients for creating great results. If you would like to learn about the benefits of Radiesse injections, please call Dr. Leong in Upland, CA today to schedule an appointment with our aesthetics team. Our staff members pride themselves on providing comprehensive and quality aesthetic care to each of our patients alongside Dr. Leong.