Radiesse®

Radiesse is made of a synthetic substance containing microspheres of calcium hydroxylapetite. Radiesse injections are used for the treatment of deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth — including smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Patients can achieve a healthy, natural, youthful appearance in just one visit. There are no allergic reactions associated with this filler. There may be some bruising after the procedure but most patients return to normal activities the next day. One of the advantages of Radiesse is that it can last up to 2 years or more. It was formerly under the name Radiance. Radiesse is an impressive treatment with a proven track record of positive results. It has been extensively tested and has received FDA approval in December 2006 for use in the United States. Because Radiesse is made of materials very similar to those found in the human body (biocompatible substances), the risk of an allergic reaction to Radiesse is very small. Dr. Epstein’s expertise in Radiesse injection means your long term corrections will look and feel completely natural. Requiring little or no downtime, patients can return to normal activities almost immediately. Dr. Epstein MD offers Radiesse injections in Harrison, NY and Westchester County, NY areas.

Radiesse Injections Procedure

The Radiesse procedure is performed by Dr. Marc Epstein in his Harrison, NY office. It is most often performed with local anesthesia however some patients generally do not require a topical or local anesthetic for Radiesse injections. After selecting the injection sites, Dr. Epstein uses a very fine needle to inject precise amounts of Radiesse in the skin. Patients may experience minimal discomfort from the needle injection. The procedure can take up to 15 to 40 minutes. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as well as glycerin and sterile water. Thin connective tissue forms around the microspheres so that the microspheres act as a filler that remains permanently implanted at the site location. Dr. Epstein recommends that his Radiesse New York patients avoid sun immediately after their treatments. The results of Radiesse injections become apparent immediately. However, due to the unique chemical mechanism of Radiesse, it continues to improve the skin’s condition over time, generating long-lasting results.Many patients enjoy the rejuvenating effects for up to two years or more. After that, Radiesse treatment can be repeated to maintain facial appearance.
Benefits of Radiesse

The benefits of using Radiesse is that it not only provides its own long term volume and wrinkle correction, but also creates an increase in your won collagen, so these results are extended by your own skin’s natural support system.

FDA approved and requires fewer injections than other leading fillers.
The presence in your skin stimulates your own new collagen production
Results are immediate and long-lasting.
Over time requires fewer treatments for the same length of correction
No allergy testing is required for Radiesse.
Radiesse is made of biocompatible calcium based microspheres suspended in a water gel for ease of injection.
Radiesse is a cost-effective treatment because it lasts considerably longer than other fillers.
Requires less product to achieve similar results and is available in several syringe sizes.

Side effects of Radiesse

Radiesse side effects can include swelling or redness, which often will dissipate within 24 hours. Some of the more common reactions are edema, puffiness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the treatment location. Most reactions will go away within24 to 48 hours. Patients should consult with their physician to address their individual needs. Radiesse has been used world-wide for over 7 years and has been thoroughly researched and tested on more than 100,000 patients. Patients should avoid excessive aspirin use or other medications that could hinder the healing process.

Dr. Marc L. Epstein, M.D | #400, Harrison NY. 10528 | 914-301-9425