Radiesse Frequently Asked Questions
There are many injectable treatments available for you to consider when trying to turn back the hands of time. The Radiesse injectable wrinkle filler offered by Hinsdale, IL aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris is wonderful for mild and moderate wrinkles and lines on the face, and for correcting volume loss in the hands. Men and women who don't have time for frequent visits love the lasting results (over a year in many cases) of Radiesse. With microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite in a flexible gel, Radiesse fills and smoothes the appearance of your face without an invasive surgery. Radiesse is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to safely volumize your face. It may be used with other injectable treatments (wrinkle fillers and relaxers) for a custom procedure to rejuvenate your appearance. Look several years younger and improve your self-image with Radiesse injectable wrinkle fillers at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL.
Look Radiant with Radiesse
Men and women who are in good overall health and have mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles are great patients for Radiesse treatments. It can treat marionette lines, smile lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and fine lines that form in the corners of the lips. Radiesse is also safe to address volume that is often lost with age in the hands to make them softer and more youthful. You shouldn't receive this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in Radiesse. Be sure to talk to Dr. Kouris if you have any allergies (whether mild or severe) and any medical conditions or disorders. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might be pregnant, or are trying to conceive in the next several years, you shouldn't get Radiesse injections.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Radiesse injections are performed in a treatment room at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in around 30 – 60 minutes once you have completed your consultation. First, you will be seated in a relaxed position as the injection sites are cleaned and marked. Many patients feel only mild discomfort throughout the procedure at the first prick, but if needed, a numbing agent will be applied to the treatment sites. The Radiesse dose, selected during your consultation, will be placed in a fine needle. The pre-marked site of injection will guide the injector to carefully administer Radiesse into the skin. After the treatment is complete, a cold compress can be held to the treated areas to alleviate bruising and swelling.
What to Expect with Radiesse®
Following your treatment, you may have some bruising, redness, and swelling. This is normal and should last for around a week. These side effects may typically be concealed with cosmetics. If the bruising, swelling, or redness lasts longer than ten days or if you are concerned, please contact Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Many patients have visible results immediately with final results appearing in a month or so. Your face will look softer, younger, and have a natural glow. Radiesse typically lasts longer compared to other dermal fillers — around 1 – 2 years. You can speak with Dr. George Kouris at your appointment about how soon to get your next injection to touch-up your results.
Radiesse Ideal Candidates
How much does Radiesse cost?
The cost of your Radiesse injectable treatment will depend on the number of syringes/vials needed to attain your goal outcome. During your consultation at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and help to determine the amount of product needed to achieve them. After a treatment plan has been tailored, we will discuss your out-of-pocket costs.
How does Radiesse compare to other fillers?
Radiesse is the only dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres. Comparable to hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, Radiesse stimulates collagen production over time but remains a temporary solution. During your consultation, we will discuss your dermal filler options, evaluate your skin, and help you decide which filler may be the best choice.
What are the possible side effects of Radiesse?
Immediately after your injection, you may experience mild redness, bruising, numbness, and/or itching at the injection site. These temporary (and common) side effects usually disappear within a day or two. Severe and/or abnormal side effects are rare with Radiesse.
What other procedures can I combine with Radiesse?
Many patients choose to combine Radiesse injections with other nonsurgical complementary procedures, such as a facial or microdermabrasion. Dr. Kouris may even recommend combining fillers and relaxants, such as BOTOX, to create more dynamic results. Speak with your injector during your consultation to learn more about other procedures that can be combined with Radiesse.
Are Radiesse injections painful?
A local anesthetic can be provided if you are worried about pain, but patients do not typically experience severe discomfort during their injections.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $800 - $1,600
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Radiesse Procedure Technique
As an injectable wrinkle filler, Radiesse receives rave reviews from patients for delivering impressive outcomes. If you want to see if you are a candidate for Radiesse dermal filler, please contact Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL today and schedule a consultation with Dr. George Kouris. Our team strives to provide thorough, high-quality cosmetic treatments to each of our patients.