One of the fillers that produces the longest-lasting results is FDA-approved Radiesse. This filler is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite, a synthetic compound, which stimulates the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen. An increase in collagen means firmer, more toned skin. Houston area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sumpter, uses Radiesse to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles and folds between the nose and the mouth, known as nasolabial folds. A patient can see an immediate effect right after an injection and can expect results to last from 12 months up to 18 months.
"I could not have imagined a better experience. The doctor was extremely upfront and detailed about the pricing as well as what to expect during the procedure. She even suggested we go a cheaper route on my mother in laws Botox which was refreshing to say the least not to feel like you're being up sold instead of genuinely counseled. My pain tolerance level is lower than low and she went to every length possible to make me comfortable all while being very friendly and reassuring. My results for lip injections were absolutely fantastic. My entire family now wants to make an appointment here to have theirs done! I will be back for all of my cosmetic needs and so will all my family."- C.S. / Yelp / May 27, 2016
"I am turning 65 Aug 16th 2017. Also, I live in Florida now. Everyone I meet comments on on, "not ;ooking my age"! Dr Sumpter not only is responsible for ALL my compliments but was so fun to work with. Making the decision as a man to have cosmetic work done was made so much easier by Dr Sumpters laid back, of course we can do it, attitude. Dr Sumpter is not just a cosmetic surgeon, she is a true artist with compassion and desire to help. I came to truly love Dr Sumpter and her husband, Tim."- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 29, 2017
"In a nutshell, Dr. Sumpter's skill and bedside manner put together make her the perfect plastic surgeon. I trust her like family because of how real she is. She has never told me I "need" to have anything done and has always been honest with me about what she feels I need to stay away from. She has done my botox and Juvederm injections in addition to my permanent lip implants which I could not be happier with! Also, the entire staff is not only professional and kind but also really funny!"- C.S. / Healthgrades / Jun 27, 2017
"Dr. Sumpter is the BEST choice for ANY procedure! - I will start off with a disclaimer that I am the world's worst patient. I have a panic/anxiety disorder that causes panic attacks often unwarranted so you can imagine when needles are involved how frantic it becomes. Dr. Kristi Sumpter from day 1 consultation about Juvederm injections to the day of surgery for permanent lip implants was sensitive to my anxiety and single-handedly comforted and..."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 26, 2017
"I will start off with a disclaimer that I am the world's worst patient. I have a panic/anxiety disorder that causes panic attacks often unwarranted so you can imagine when needles are involved how frantic it becomes. Dr. Kristi Sumpter from day 1 consultation about Juvederm injections to the day of surgery for permanent lip implants was sensitive to my anxiety and single-handedly comforted and..."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 26, 2017
Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Marionette lines
- Good skin tone
- Overall good health
What to Expect
During the consultation, we will evaluate the overall health of the skin and assess the amount of wrinkles in the middle and lower third of the face. This evaluation will help us develop an individual plan for the appropriate amount of Radiesse to use during treatment. The goal during the injection treatment is to soften the folds, not obliterate them. Radiesse creates a smooth appearance by filling in wrinkles so that the result is soft and natural. Radiesse typically lasts about 9-12 months. Many patients love their results so much that they return and are put on a rotation schedule.
Discomfort with Radiesse treatments is usually minimal. Occasionally, the tiny needle may nick a small blood vessel during the injection and a small bruise may develop. This can last from 5-10 days and can require makeup to cover. There is minimal downtime. The results from this treatment are evident immediately.
The average cost for a syringe of Radiesse is between $600-$750. The total cost varies depending on how many syringes are needed during treatment to attain the desired results.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Today!
Radiesse is a popular derma filler that has produced gorgeous outcomes for our patients. Our surgeon performs these injections with preciseness using an artistic approach to ensure the results are satisfactory and lasting. If you would like to learn more about Radiesse and inquire about a skin rejuvenation treatment plan that is right for you, please call our office today and schedule a consultation.