Last Updated on July 1, 2020 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD

About Dermal Filler Radiesse Treatment Services in Los Angeles: Due to the natural effects of aging, the skin’s elastin and collagen begins to decrease. Unfortunately, this causes one’s youthful glow and suppleness to disappear. For those wanting to banish unwanted creases and wrinkles, Radiesse filler is here to save the day.

What is Radiesse Filler?

Created from a natural mineral, Radiesse dermal filler is one of the best anti-aging treatments currently available. It’s made up of microscopic spheres of calcium hydroxylapatite. Injected directly into the skin, the microspheres are held within the gel.

What Does Radiesse Do?

The calcium hydroxylapatite in Radiesse injections is a synthetic form of the same material naturally occurring in your bones. The spheres create a frame, filling wrinkles while allowing your collagen to grow around the spheres. Eventually, the Radiesse injection is processed out of your body, but the supportive collagen remains. After entering the skin, this dermal filler smooths out wrinkles and encourages the skin to start producing a higher amount of collagen again. Its effects help to diminish the appearance of lines and facial folds.

Radiesse treatment is able to give excellent results for the following:

  1. Non-surgical chin augmentation
  2. Under eye wrinkles and dark circles
  3. Non-surgical cheek lift
  4. Non-surgical nose job
  5. Mild to moderate jowls
  6. Nasolabial folds and laugh lines

Who is a Good Candidate for Radiesse?

For those with facial volume loss or poorly defined cheekbones, Radiesse is a great choice. While facial volume loss is due to age, many people are not born with the gift of defined cheekbones. It is also used for augmentation of the chin, temples or jaw, as well as the nasolabial folds and other areas of the lower face. Overall, it is a a great product for a range of issues. It can also be used on all ages, although those with a greater volume loss with usually need a higher concentration of Radiesse. For those who want to avoid surgery, this an efficient and affordable way to go.

Why Patients Choose Dr. U for Radiesse Treatment?

Dr. U is a highly trained specialist who aims to give his patients a comfortable and high quality experience. Thanks to customized treatment, you will receive utmost attention and care.

Radiesse Cost

Radiesse starts at about $500 for the smaller (0.8cc) and $600-650 for the larger syringe (1.5cc). The average cost often falls between $550 and $750 at economical offices, but averages around $1000 at higher-end practices. Between one to three syringes are typically needed.

If you have a question about Radiesse dermal filler treatment, do not hesitate to Ask Dr. U at no cost.

Radiesse Treatment Before and After

Radiesse Uses: Nose Jobs Without Having Surgery

Before and after Radiesse Dermal Filler Treatment for the nose.

Before and after Radiesse Dermal Filler Treatment for the nose.*

This Los Angeles patient used Radiesse dermal filler for the hump of her nose. Facial features such as the nose are ideal facial features to improve with tiny calcium hydroxuapatite particles. Here, the nose bridge’s appearance was raised using Radiesse injections as a non-surgical alternative.

Radiesse Uses: Chin Augmentation Without Surgery

Many people consider having chin enhancement work done for a better profile. While surgery uses an implant to create a stronger chin projection, Radiesse injections offers the same effect without surgical invasion.

Radiesse Injections Create Higher Cheekbones

Before and after cheek lift and eye hollow correction with Radiesse treatment.

Before and after cheek lift and eye hollow correction with Radiesse treatment.*

This Los Angeles patient refined the shape of her face ad enhance her cheekbones by using Radiesse.

Radiesse Uses: Wrinkles Under the Eye and Dark Circles

Before and after Radiesse treatment for the under eyes.

Before and after Radiesse treatment for the under eyes.*


This Los Angeles patient filled in the under eye area, creating a fuller and more youthful look.

The spot underneath a person’s eye tends to get a lot of wrinkles, as well as dark circles and deep depressions. Radiesse injections solve these issues by creating support and volume in the tear throughs. By the end of your first treatment, this area will appear fuller.

Radiesse Uses: Laugh Lines

Before and after Radiesse facial filler treatment of laugh lines

Before and after Radiesse facial filler treatment of laugh lines.*

This is a Los Angeles patient’s before and after photo after receiving Radiesse dermal filler treatment at Dr U Skin Clinic. Around her nose and mouth jowls this patient had deeper nasolabial folds.

By using Radiesse injections, this Los Angeles Patient filled in the creases around her mouth, creating a younger look.

Radiesse Uses: Jowls

Jowls non surgical treatment with Radiesse

Before and after jowl correction with Radiesse treatment.*


This Los Angeles patient used Radiesse to reduce the sunken indents around the mouth. Jowls structural area can be improved by Radiesse treatment. The injection of this calcium component may help to contour and refine someone’s jaw.

Radiesse Uses: Frown Lines Between the Brows

Results of Radiesse treatment for frown lines

This is a Dr U Skin Clinic patient’s before and after images of using Radiesse instead of Botox to fill in frown lines.*

Instead of using Botox, this Los Angeles patient used Radiesse to fill in frown lines.
is a great option. Instead of treating the muscles , it fills in the vertical frown line creases.

Radiesse Vs. Juvederm

Radiesse boasts the advantage of stimulating natural collagen production even after it wears off. On the other hand, Juvederm is smoother and may provide a softer, more natural look. It’s also approved for people with colored skin to use without fear of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophy.

What are the Common Side Effects of Radiesse Treatment?

Dermal fillers should not be used in patients who have severe allergies to the radiesse particles. Bacterial infections could result from contaminated supplies and injection paraphanelia. If there is an active inflammatory process or infection at specific injection sites, treatment should be deferred until the underlying process is controlled. In addition to possible allergic and immune reactions, other side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Pain/tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discoloration
  • Risk of infection

These side effects usually go away within a week. If these side effects continue after a week, consult your doctor.

Precautions to Take

As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use Radiesse if you have a skin infection until it has healed. The microspheres in Radiesse can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had Radiesse dermal filler injected into your face. If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving Radiesse treatment for approximately 24 hours after treatment.


Radiesse Dermal Filler Treatment Services Los Angeles

The Office of Dr. U provides patients with a comfortable experience and fantastic results. Fine Touch Dermatology offers free initial consultations for patients in the greater Los Angeles area who are interested in Radiesse treatment. To get started, fill out our consultation form or call us at 1-800-499-DRUCLINIC (3782) to schedule an appointment.




Radiesse Treatment FAQ

How long does Radiesse treatment take?

During the Radiesse injection treatment, a topical anesthetic is first applied to the target areas to avoid discomfort. Next, an ultra-fine needle is used to inject the filler just beneath the skin. This treatment is a short and simple process that takes approximately 20 minutes. The results are seen immediately.

Where can Radiesse be injected?

Nasolabial folds: Also known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines,” these creases extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Marionette lines: These creases extend downward from your mouth.

Chin wrinkles: The lines extend horizontally across your chin.

Chin and cheek augmentation and reshaping: While aging often causes sunken indents around the cheeks and the sides of the chin, Radiesse helps to create a fuller, more youthful look.

Corners of the mouth: With age, the corners of the mouth often droop downward. With a quick Radiesse injection, a youthful mouth contour is restored.

Reshaping the nose: Divots, bends, bumps and flat nasal bridges are areas of the nose that can be improved with Radiesse treatment.

Aging hands: Unfortunately, the hands begin to lose volume as you age. The skin becomes wrinkled, while the tendons, bones and veins become more apparent. Radiesse helps create a smooth and youthful look.

How long do Radiesse dermal fillers last?

The treatment itself lasts for approximately a year, sometimes longer. Over time, the substance is safely absorbed into the system. It is helpful for patients to return for more treatments in order to maintain their youthful look.

Are Radiesse treatments painful?

At Dr. U’s office, patients find that there is almost no discomfort during treatment.

Is there any downtime after a radiesse treatment?

There is no downtime.

Can Radiesse be combined with other fillers?

Yes. Depending on the patient’s case, more than one filler may be used.

Who makes Radiesse injections?

This dermal filler is manufactured by Merz North America, Inc.

How do I know if Radiesse is right for me?

Following a consultation with Dr. U, he will determine if this is the best option for you.

Is Radiesse safe?

While there are potential side effects and interactions, Radiesse dermal fillers are generally very safe.


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