Radiesse® is a dermal filler that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and is particularly effective at treating deep-set nasolabial folds (the creases between the nose and the mouth). Though this dermal filler can be used to achieve results similar to JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE®, Sculptra®, and Perlane®, our patients at Pinsky Plastic Surgery who select Radiesse® often benefit from Radiesse®’s unique cosmetic advantage – the stimulation of collagen growth. Calcium hydroxylapatite, the active ingredient in Radiesse®, is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and is also used to restore lost volume to many different areas of the face.
If you have any questions about Radiesse®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Pinsky, please contact us today.
Benefits of Radiesse®
Treatment with Radiesse® can provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- Stimulating collagen production
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Very effective at minimizing nasolabial folds
- Restoring facial volume
- Fast treatment sessions (15-30 minutes)
- Minimal to zero downtime
- Long-lasting results – benefits can last 1-2 years in some cases
Commonly Treated Areas
Radiesse® is commonly used to treat the following areas of the face:
- Nasolabial folds (area between the nose and mouth)
- Facial fine lines and wrinkles
- Hollowed areas around the nose, mouth, and cheeks
Why You Should Choose Dr. Pinsky for Radiesse® Treatment
Radiesse® injections are offered by a variety of practices. However, for optimal results, a board-certified plastic surgeon or certified physician assistant typically provides the highest level of skill and training. Our plastic surgery background, medical knowledge, and experience with a variety of non-surgical skin care treatments help us to evaluate your needs, communicate realistic expectations, and achieve natural-looking, high-quality results.
How Does It Work?
Radiesse® is injected into your areas of cosmetic concern with a very fine needle. The calcium hydroxylapatite in the Radiesse® solution stimulates collagen growth to smooth facial wrinkles and restore lost volume. Each treatment typically takes 15-30 minutes to complete, depending upon the number of areas being treated. Results from Radiesse® are expected to take effect immediately and last for long periods of time. Follow-up treatments can enhance and prolong the effects.
What About After My Injection?
As with any dermal filler, minimal swelling, redness, or tenderness may occur at the treatment site. However, side effects are generally mild and usually resolve quickly. Most patients resume their regular activities immediately and choose to have their Radiesse® treatment performed during their lunch hour.