Radiesse in New Jersey
Women and men are continuously looking for less invasive ways to keep their faces looking as young and lively as they feel. Unfortunately, as you age, your body produces less collagen (the body’s structural protein), which, over time, causes the onset of wrinkles, the loss of your high cheekbones, and the development of jowls.
RADIESSE® volumizing filler offers a solution to the signs of aging and the loss of collagen. This injectable temporarily fills deep creases or hollows and stimulates the body to produce more collagen, providing both instant and lasting results.Have a Question
What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is an injectable dermal filler that is used to improve deeper folds and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds and to provide soft tissue augmentation of the cheeks and chin. It provides fullness to facial contours. This injectable consists of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel scaffolding.
While this gel gives immediate fullness, it also stimulates the body to produce new collagen, allowing for lasting improvement.
How is RADIESSE® different from other fillers?
Unlike traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE® stimulates natural collagen, continuing to work even after the scaffolding has been absorbed. Once the body absorbs an HA filler, there is nothing left to encourage collagen growth. Therefore, RADIESSE® tends to last longer, with results showing for up to a year or more. And since this injectable is not animal-derived, there is little risk of an allergic reaction.
Am I a candidate for RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® helps restore fullness deep in the tissues and increases elasticity and structural support, making it ideal for use in many facial areas. Ideal candidates for RADIESSE® have sustained a decline of their collagen levels but are not ready for a surgical facelift. These candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of their results.
What are the benefits of RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is used to correct:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Loss of cheek volume
- Nasolabial folds
- Pre-jowl folds
- Drooping corners of the mouth
- Chin wrinkles
- Thinning skin of the hands
To see if you are a candidate for RADIESSE®, contact Dr. Beverly Friedlander in New Jersey by calling (973) 524-7124.
How should I prepare for my RADIESSE® treatment?
To prepare for RADIESSE®, you should stop smoking and taking all blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and some herbal supplements. These can increase the chance of bruising and other complications.
How is RADIESSE® injected?
RADIESSE® volumizing filler is injected in the safety and comfort of Dr. Friedlander’s Short Hills, New Jersey, office. RADIESSE® contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, to provide comfort during the treatment. Topical anesthetics and ice can be applied for even greater comfort.
During your RADIESSE® treatment:
- Your face is washed.
- RADIESSE® is injected into the cheeks, chin, nasolabial area or jawline for soft tissue augmentation and wrinkle reduction.
- RADIESSE® can be injected into the hands for a more youthful appearance.
Can Radiesse be used in the hands?
Sometimes, your hands tell more about your actual age than your face. RADIESSE® was the first FDA-approved injectable available to help restore volume in the back of the hands. Typically, one RADIESSE® syringe is required on each hand for improvement. This addition helps provide smoother and more youthful hands.
Should I combine other treatments with RADIESSE® in New Jersey?
RADIESSE® volumizing filler can be used alone or alongside other facial rejuvenation treatments.
Common combination treatments include:
- A liquid facelift, to minimize the appearance wrinkles and volume loss across the face
- BOTOX® Cosmetic, to reduce the appearance of dynamic lines around the eyes and mouth
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, to improve skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation
What can I expect during my RADIESSE® recovery?
Patients can return to their normal activities (including work) immediately after their RADIESSE® injections; however, they may wish to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours. Some individuals experience swelling at the injection sites, which will disappear over the following hours and days. Ice packs can be applied to help reduce swelling.
Are there any risks associated with RADIESSE®?
Injectable fillers like RADIESSE® are non-invasive and very safe; however, that does not mean that risks and side effects are not possible. While rare, it is possible for there to be some discomfort, bruising, redness, swelling and lumps at the facial injection sites.
When injected into the hands, RADIESSE® may cause bruising, swelling, redness, pain, itching, nodules, and lumps. While the bruising and swelling are usually mild, it may temporarily limit hand movement. Keeping your hands elevated after the treatment will help to reduce this.
How long will my RADIESSE® results last?
The results of your RADIESSE® volumizing filler start to become visible immediately after the injections and continue to improve as more collagen is stimulated. RADIESSE® results typically last for up to one year, and injections can be repeated as necessary.
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Dr. Friedlander sees patients from Short Hills, Livingston, Morristown, and other New Jersey areas.