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Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Radiesse


Are you unhappy when you look in the mirror? Are you losing your high cheekbones and developing jowls? Radiesse offers a solution that can safely be performed in Dr. Friedlander’s Short Hills New Jersey Office. It effectively restores volume to the face by instantly lifting your sagging tissues.

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What happens as we get older?


As we get older, studies have shown that we lose about 1% of collagen in our skin per year after the age of 21. This may not be important in our 20’s but it sadly contributes to the changes we start seeing in our 30’s and onward. Collagen is the structural protein of our tissue. As the structural support weakens, gravity, sun damage and heredity stimulate a gradual descent of the skin, muscle and fat of the face, resulting in folds around the mouth (laugh lines), jowls and marionette lines, and a loss of fullness in the face. Radiesse is a different form of filler that provides not only an immediate restoration in volume but also sets the wheels in motion to maintain a more refreshed appearance for up to a year.

Where can Radiesse be used?


Radiesse can be used in some of the same areas as the HA family of fillers, Restylane and Juvederm. It can be used to restore fullness deep in the tissue. It provides a great deal of elasticity and structual support which makes it ideal for use in many areas:

  • Smile Lines
  • Marionette Lines
  • Pre-Jowl Folds
  • Corners of the Mouth
  • Chin Wrinkles
  • Hands

What is different about Radiesse?


RADIESSE® is different from the other fillers because it offers not only immediate improvement but also long term correction. RADIESSE® consists of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is naturally found in the body. These microspheres are suspended in a gel scaffolding. Like other fillers, it replenishes the volume under the skin for an immediate improvement, but it continues to work by stimulating new natural collagen formation. As the scaffolding is absorbed, it is replaced by your natural collagen. The CaHA is slowly metabolized, with results lasting a year or more in many patients. The product is not animal derived, so there is little risk of an allergic reaction.

What is the Radiesse treatment like?


RADIESSE® contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, which allows for a relatively painless treatment. It can be used to improve deeper folds and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds, and to provide soft tissue augmentation of the cheeks and chin. RADIESSE® is ideal for restoring mid facial volume in patients who do not want, or are not ready for a face lift. The treatment is performed in the comfort of the office. Some people experience swelling. Patients can return to normal activity afterwards.

What are the risks of Radiesse?


The risks with all fillers are the same. When used on the face, there may be pain or discomfort during the treatment. There may be bruising or redness afterwards. Swelling or lumps may occur. The application of ice packs may help swelling. Swelling usually disappears within a day or 2 but may last longer. Most people return to work or routine activities afterwards.

Can Radiesse be used in the hands?


RADIESSE® has a great deal of versatility. It is the first and only FDA approved product to help restore a youthful appearance to the hands and provide smooth, natural looking results by correcting the volume loss that occurs over time.

Typically 1 syringe is needed on each side for improvement. The risks of Radiesse use in the hands include bruising, swelling, redness, pain, itching, nodules and lumps. The swelling, usually mild, may make use of the hands uncomfortable. Elevating the hands after the treatment helps to reduce this.

Schedule a Radiesse consultation


For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for Radiesse, please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-524-7124.

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