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Radiesse® is an injectable skin filler and this treatment which targets wrinkles is available in our New York City and Brooklyn dermatology offices. It contains microspheres comprised mainly of calcium and phosphate ions, which occur naturally in the human body. After Radiesse is injected, thin tissue forms around the microspheres, filling wrinkles and creating a semi-permanent support structure for the skin.
Results may last up to a full year or more, because your own tissue uses the injected material as a scaffolding to regrow new, native collagen. Treatment results are relatively long-lasting, but not permanent, making this filler perhaps the most cost-effective for those on a budget. Over time the tiny calcium-based microspheres gradually break down into basic calcium and phosphate ions which are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own collagen intact.
Our NYC Dermatologists recommend Radiesse for the treatment of:
• Nasolabial folds
• Marionette lines
• Mental crease
• Oral commissures
• Sunken cheeks
Radiesse does not contain any animal or human derived components so there is no skin testing required by our dermatology office prior to the procedure. Radiesse fills in spots that no longer have natural fat deposits, gently correcting shape and contour of the skin. Our dermatologists use only a local anesthetic prior to injection and the treatment takes only 15 minutes.
Patients are back to work with minimal swelling almost immediately. Results are visible right after treatment. Unlike other dermal fillers, Radiesse stays soft and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue. Eventually, the calcium spheres break down, leaving newly generated collagen behind. Visit any of our Dermatology Offices in New York City or Brooklyn for this revolutionary procedure!