LOS ANGELES RADIESSE® FAQ’S
What are the benefits of Radiesse®?
Radiesse® (formerly known as Radiance®), is a FDA approved, biocompatible and non-allergenic dermal and wrinkle filler. Radiesse® contains calcium-based microspheres that once injected, start the process known as collagenesis. This in turn helps to build up your collage and provide your face greater structure, volume, and elasticity. Advantages of Radiesse® include long lasting correction of facial wrinkles compared to hyaluronic acid based products, such as Juvederm and Restylane.
Dr. Hoefflin performs Radiesse® injections to smooth out facial wrinkles in the nasolabial folds (area between the nose and cheek), marionette lines (area beneath the corner of your mouth), and the pre-jowl area (either side of your chin). In addition, Dr. Hoefflin performs volumetric sculpting by augmenting your cheek and undereye areas to a more youthful and well-rested appearance. Patients report a very high satisfaction rate after their Radiesse treatments.
How long will my Radiesse® last?
There have been several different studies regarding the longevity of Radiesse® injections. These reports have speculated that the results last anywhere between 2-5 years.
What is the typical recovery time after Radiesse®?
Dr. Hoefflin performs Radiesse® treatments directly in our offices. All patients receive complimentary anesthetic numbing cream and post-injection ice compresses. Typical treatments take 15-25 minutes. There is minimal downtime and recovery. Immediate results and volume correction can be observed.
Typical reactions after your Los Angeles Radiesse® treatments include mild redness or swelling, which usually subsides after several hours to days. We recommend you avoid sun exposure until any redness or swelling subsides.
What does Radiesse® cost?
Our professional offices charges $695 per syringe for Radiesse®.
An introductory price of $595 per syringe is offered for new patients.
Learn more about our medical office financing options.
What are the side effects and risks of Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a FDA approved, safe and biocompatible dermal filler. It is made of calcium hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring component found in our bones. No pre-skin testing is necessary. When administered by a properly qualified physician, Radiesse is an extremely safe treatment with very few side effects. However, some local common-injection related reactions may occur, such as swelling, pain, itching, and tenderness at the injection site.
Our medical offices also offers our patients both topical and oral arnica, a homeopathic medication which may reduce bruising.
Why is important to chose a board-certified plastic surgeon?
Your selection of a surgeon is as important as your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery itself. Many patients do not know that in most states, a licensed physician may perform plastic surgery without being board-certified in plastic surgery. This means someone not trained in Plastic Surgery could be performing your surgery.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Selecting a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery provides that your physician has completed the necessary and extensive training to perform plastic surgery and help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What can I do to minimize the risk of bruising?
Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil, and virtually all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents thin the blood and can promote bruising. In addition, anything herbal, red wine, and homeopathic medications can do the same. To minimize bruising, it’s advisable to avoid these products for 10 days before a treatment. To find out more about which medications you are presently taking and their potential for bruising, please contact our offices.
Our medical offices offers our patients both topical and oral Arnica, a homeopathic medication which may reduce any residual bruising.
Does Dr. Hoefflin offer financing?
Yes, we offer financing to make our Los Angeles Radiesse® other dermal filler injectables more affordable to our patients. To learn more about our financing programs, click here.
How can I get more information about Radiesse®?
You can read more information about Radiesse® or other dermal filler injectable procedures by clicking here.
To learn if you are a candidate for Radiesse® in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, contact our offices for a complimentary consultation