RADIESSE® in Houston, TX

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Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kridel is considered a leading expert in facial fillers, including non-invasive Radiesse treatments. At FPSA, our physician designs and performs Radiesse treatments tailored to the individual aesthetic goals of men and women. Radiesse is comprised of a unique mineral called calcium hydroxyapatite, which naturally resides inside the bones and face. Once Radiesse is injected, it immediately works to add volume, as well as stimulates the production of the body's natural collagen for facial rejuvenation results that can last up to a year or more.

About Radiesse

Radiesse is a bio-stimulatory dermal filler that used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse is an FDA-approved filler made from a unique mineral called calcium hydroxyapatite. This is a thicker material than Restylane® and Juvederm®. It is not used for fine lines or for lip enhancement, rather Radiesse is used to fill in deep folds. These injections are popular for patients who are bothered by deeper lines near the corners of the mouth or “jowling” at the sides of the nose and mouth or for volume replacement in the cheeks. 

What Sets Us Apart

At FPSA, your Radiesse treatments are performed by board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, or a registered nurse under the direct supervision of our surgeon. This provides patients with the peace of mind that they are in the hands of a physician who focuses solely on the face and neck and the procedure is done in the safety and comfort of a medical office environment. In addition, Dr. Kridel makes sure patients are comfortable and experience very little discomfort during their treatment session, so patients can be given numbing cream or a dental block if they desire. At FPSA, Dr. Kridel takes facial injections quite seriously and believe it is important for patients to have highly skilled and trained hands that can tailor injections to your specific needs with greater finesse, rather than a one size fits all approach at many medical spas.

Administering Radiesse

Radiesse is administered by Dr. Kridel during an in-office appointment that typically takes about 30 minutes. The depth, length, quantity, and location of wrinkles vary for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored specifically to your facial structure and aesthetic goals. Dr. Kridel will mark the specific areas on the face that are going to be treated with a washable marker. A local anesthetic may be used for additional comfort, however, the filler itself is mixed with an anesthetic called lidocaine. Following the procedure, patients may feel numb or experience redness near the injection sites, which normally subsides in a short time. There is no downtime, and patients are able to go home or return to work following their appointment.

Dr. Delaney is warm, insightful, and an excellent facial plastic surgeon. I have recently seen him for tear trough fillers; he took the time to explain the process, the tools he was using, and had no qualms with addressing any of my concerns before he began the procedures. He is passionately invested in the aesthetics and the quality of his work, while being equally concerned with his patients' well-being and their satisfaction with the overall outcome. A wonderful doctor with comprehensive knowledge in his field, he is someone I highly recommend if you are looking for superior results and exceptional care.

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Dr. Delaney did an amazing job with my turbinate hypertrophy and rhinoplasty surgery. He was incredibly skilled and provided thorough information throughout the process. I'm extremely happy with the results—I no longer have significant sinus problems, and I love my new nose. It’s very subtle and fits my face perfectly.

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Women regard their faces as their lives. If you want to make some changes because of the marks left by the years on your face, Then you should find Dr. Kridel, His exquisite skills are not to be missed. Dr. Delaney is also an expert who you can trust .Their team is caring and warm. I highly recommend this clinic.

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I had a face lift and neck lift at this modern, spacious, immaculate facility. The staff and Dr. Sean Delaney are friendly, personable, knowledgeable and professional. I’m very pleased with surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Delaney.

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Dr. Kridel is a brilliant, compassionate surgeon (artist) who delivered the most natural appearance for my Sinuplasty-Rhinoplasty procedure. For decades every doctor i went to said ‘you have a deviated septum’. Honestly I put this surgery off for decades. There were a variety of reasons for the delay including recovery time, how I would look and which surgeon to select. I cannot thank Dr. Kridel & his staff & the nurses that took such good care of me. I have never breathed better in my life. The septum was approximately 90% closed. No one can believe I only had nose surgery. They swear I’ve had a facelift.! I sleep better. I feel better. I never have earaches anymore, and my eyes are as white as snow. I am a raving fan and am happy to give a 100% recommendation to Dr. Kridel & team. Sharon Williams Kirwan Houston, TX

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What To Expect

Patients should notice a difference to their face almost immediately following a Radiesse injection. However, because the injection ingredient works to produce and stimulate collagen development, results will be longer lasting than some of the other fillers on the market. Patients should expect results that include added volume to the face, which will smooth out wrinkles, to typically last up to a year or more.

Expected Cost

Radiesse treatment costs vary for each patient depending on the size of the treatment area and the aesthetic goal. Costs range between $600-$1,200 per session.

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What About Other Fillers?

There have been major advancements in injectable fillers, which can offer a terrific cosmetic solution for patients who desire specific cosmetic results without surgery. There are many different types of fillers, but the key is that they are all not interchangeable, and can be effective for different areas of the face. Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic-acid fillers that are similar products by different manufacturers, and can be used interchangeably for fine lines, facial creases and lip augmentation. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite for deeper folds. For facial depressions, there is Sculptra®, which is a polylactic acid, or Voluma™, which is a hyaluronic-acid filler. It is understandable how patients may be confused by the large number of options. That is why it is so important for patients to select a highly trained facial plastic surgery specialist, like Dr. Kridel. During your consultation, he will evaluate your facial structure, discuss the various fillers that are available today, and design a treatment plan designed specifically for your aesthetic rejuvenation goals.

What Makes Radiesse Different?

Radiesse is the only injectable dermal filler composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are comparable to hyaluronic-acid injectable fillers due to the natural ability to stimulate collagen production. Radiesse is recommended for deeper folds, and are not appropriate for lip enhancement.

What About Side Effects?

Patients undergoing Radiesse may have mild redness, bruising, numbness and/or itching that occur following treatment. These are temporary side effects that usually disappear within a day or two.

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