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Radiesse® is also effective in augmenting hollow cheeks, chin and your jaw line. Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite – a water-based gel that increases the production of soft tissue. One of the advantages of choosing Radiesse® is that the natural looking results can be seen immediately and can last up to 2 years.

The following will give you some additional information on Radiesse®. If you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about this procedure, please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery.


Is Radiesse® safe?

Yes, Radiesse® is FDA approved, biocompatible and non-toxic. Radiesse® has been used all over the country in over 200,000 procedures and requires no skin testing.

How long do Radiesse® injections take?

Radiesse® injections are performed in our SouthSide, Sewickley, Wexford and Greensburg office and only take between 15-40 minutes. Dr. Leong performs all of the Botox® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections, so you will get quality service and exceptional care.

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Does Radiesse® have any side effects?

Immediately after treatment, you may be a little swollen, red and bruised, but this should resolve within a few days. Dr. Leong will discuss all possible side effects with you and thoroughly describe what you can expect after treatment.

He thinks it is critical to thoroughly go through consents with his patients to ensure that they have a broad understanding of symptoms and risks involved with treatment.

What are the instructions after Radiesse treatmen

Following your treatment Radiesse in Pittsburgh, it is important to:

  • Avoid touching treated areas
  • Stay out of extreme hot or cold temperatures until swelling subsides
  • Refrain from alcohol or any other blood thinning medications that could cause bruising
  • Refrain from exercising immediately after treatment

Following treatment, our office will provide you with a full set of instructions to ensure your wellbeing and that your results last as long as possible.

Who is a good candidate for Radiesse®?

A good candidate for Radiesse® can be any adult man or woman who wants to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, add structure to their face and wants to plump up sunken, thin areas of the skin. During your consultation, you and Dr. Leong will discuss your expectations and goals and he will determine if Radiesse® is right for you.

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What is the cost of Radiesse® Injections in Pittsburgh?

The price of Radiesse® injections differs in various parts of the United States and also depends upon who is performing the injection. In general, the price of a dermal filler like Radiesse® can range from $600 to $1,200 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his team will perform an in-depth consultation to determine each patient’s personalized goals and expectations. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his staff will advise you on a treatment plan and cost. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office at 412-693-6475.

Can the cost of Radiesse® be covered by insurance?

Radiesse® injections are considered cosmetic and therefore not medically necessary. We accept CareCredit, which offers financing at 0% interest to qualified candidates.

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Is Radiesse® treatment painful?

Dr. Leong has done hundreds of injections and will take the time and effort to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. He uses microcannulas to inject fillers, which increases comfort and decreases the likelihood that you will bruise after treatment. If you are concerned with pain, Dr. Leong can apply a topical anesthetic to treatment areas prior to the procedure to help numb the area.

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To learn more about Radiesse®, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Leong to talk more about this treatment, please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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Important message to all of our patients

Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

We are still utilizing virtual consultations, including to obtain initial information about treatment plans for new and returning patients. Our goal is to find the best balance between being available to our patients and maximizing their safety.

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