Understanding How Radiesse Works

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The natural process of aging can cause a lot of undesirable changes in one’s face and body. Some may not be bothered by these significant changes, but most people are – and they want to somehow bring back their youth through different cosmetic treatments. Here at our Manhattan facial rejuvenation practice, more and more patients are opting for non-invasive procedures such as the use of dermal fillers in order to reverse the signs of aging. Dermal fillers are one option to consider when it comes to the treatment of fine lines and drooping skin. Radiesse, which is a semipermanent type of dermal filler, is one of the few treatments that can address the signs of aging.

The wonders of Radiesse

Dermal fillers generally reduce the wrinkles and lines that form around one’s face. Radiesse, in particular, aims to smooth out those lines that form around the nose and mouth. Not only that, it also adds contours to some parts of the face that might have lost shape because of drooping of the skin, like the jawline and the cheeks. What makes Radiesse different from other facial fillers is its ability to stimulate new collagen growth. Collagen is the natural protein found in the skin that is responsible for giving it a smooth feel and youthful elasticity. Radiesse is a gel composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite. It works by allowing the body to absorb the gel and leave the calcium hydroxylapatite behind. This encourages the body to fill the space left behind by the gel with the body’s natural collagen.

How effective is it?

Some doctors, when administering facial fillers, tend to overfill a certain area of the face to allow the effects of the treatment to last longer knowing that the body will be able to absorb the filler immediately. In the case of Radiesse, however, those areas of the face do not need to be overfilled. With Radiesse, you do not have to experience having extra-puffy cheeks for a month before you can finally achieve the outcome you are looking for. Although Radiesse is effective in areas like the nose and mouth, it isn’t as effective when used in the lips or around the eyes. To know more about Radiesse as well as other dermal fillers available, give us a call at 212-861-6400 or fill out this online contact form to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Wallach. We look forward to hearing from you!

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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