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RADIESSE® in Louisville, KY

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What is Radiesse?

These days, there are many injectable fillers on the market for you to consider when trying to turn back the hands of time. The RADIESSE injectable wrinkle treatment offered by Louisville, KY board-certified plastic and general surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi and our aesthetic team is wonderful for mild and moderate lines and wrinkles on the face, and for reversing volume loss in the hands. Men and women who might not have a lot of time for repeat appointments appreciate the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of RADIESSE. Using microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a flexible gel, RADIESSE plumps and smoothes the look of your skin with a minimally invasive treatment. RADIESSE has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to safely contour your face. It can be used in tandem with other injectables (wrinkle relaxers and fillers) for a personalized procedure to rejuvenate your skin. Look several years younger and boost your confidence with RADIESSE injectable wrinkle treatments at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY.

Ideal Candidates For RAdiesse

Adults who are in good overall health and want to correct their mild to moderate wrinkles and lines are ideal patients for RADIESSE treatments. It can address smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and lines that form in the edges of the mouth. RADIESSE is also safe to treat volume that is often lost with age in the hands to help them appear fuller and more youthful. You should not receive this injection if you are allergic to lidocaine or other ingredients in the product. Be sure to talk to our team about any allergies (whether mild or severe) and your medical history. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, might be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy in the next several years, you shouldn't use RADIESSE injections.

Our Injection Technique

RADIESSE dermal injections take place in one of the treatment rooms at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in around 30 – 60 minutes after the consultation. To begin the treatment, you will sit in a relaxed position while the areas of injection sites will be cleaned and marked. Most patients feel tolerable discomfort during the treatment at the first prick, but if needed, a numbing cream can be used on the injection sites. The dosage of RADIESSE, determined during your personalized treatment planning session, will be placed in an ultra-fine needle. The pre-marked site of injection will help the injector to carefully administer RADIESSE into the face. Once the procedure is complete, a compress will be applied to help reduce swelling and bruising.

What to Expect

After your treatment, you may have some bruising, redness, and swelling. This is common and should last for about a week. These side effects may typically be covered with makeup. If the side effects last longer or seem excessive, please do not hesitate to call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. Most patients have visible results minutes after the treatment with final results appearing over time. Your face should appear younger, softer, and have a natural glow. RADIESSE typically lasts longer compared to some of the other fillers, up to 1 – 2 years. You can talk to our team during your consultation about how soon to get your next injection to touch up your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does RADIESSE cost?
Your cost for a RADIESSE treatment is dependent on the amount used to match your goals. In your initial consult at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, your injector will discuss your expected results and create your treatment plan. Then, they can offer your estimated costs.

How does RADIESSE compare to other fillers?
Fillers all have different formulas and properties to address a wide range of concerns. Common filler ingredients include hyaluronic acid (HA), CaHa (calcium hydroxyapatite), poly-L-lactic acid, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). RADIESSE uses calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to HA injectable fillers by the way it helps to stimulate collagen production. In your consult, your injector will review the various choices and assess your skin's tone, laxity, and volume levels to recommend which one is correct for you.

Are RADIESSE injections painful?
Usually, patients do not need local anesthesia before their injections. However, a local anesthetic is available if you are worried about any discomfort. Many patients only have brief and minor discomfort when the needle pierces the skin.

What are the side effects of RADIESSE?
RADIESSE treatments have a low risk of abnormal side effects when done by an experienced injector, like our team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. In your initial consult, talk to your injector about medications you take and any known allergies to avoid a reaction. Immediately following your injection, you may experience mild redness, bruising, itching, or numbness. These are temporary side effects that usually fade within a day or two.

What other procedures can I combine with RADIESSE?
Injections of RADIESSE may be performed in combination with other injectable treatments to help deliver your ideal results. Some patients combine fillers, like RADIESSE, along with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to create a refreshed appearance. Speak to your injector when they are creating your treatment plan to consider other treatments that work well with RADIESSE.

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Look Radiant with Radiesse

As an injectable filler, RADIESSE receives positive reviews from patients for creating great results. If you want to see if you are a candidate for RADIESSE dermal filler, please call Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY today to schedule an appointment. Our staff members strive to provide comprehensive and quality cosmetic care to every one of our patients.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.