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Ph. (516) 512-7616

New York City (212) 285-1110

Garden City, NY (516) 512-7616

Radiesse Dermal Filler Injections in New York


Natural Looking Rejuvenation

Many patients want to get rid of lines and wrinkles. There’s something incredibly rejuvenating about a youthful-looking face. The lines are gone, and all you can see is the smile and the beauty. These days, there are many options to get the youthful results you want, but one of the most popular options is an injectable called Radiesse. This dermal filler is long-lasting and looks incredibly natural, especially when it comes to correcting smile lines, and the wrinkles around the nose.

Radiesse: Before and After

Radiesse: Before and After Treatment Photo - patient 1
Radiesse: Before and After Treatment Photo - patient 2
Radiesse: Before and After Treatment Photo - patient 3

*Results may vary.

Radiesse at a Glance

Wondering what Radiesse can do for you? Radiesse is:

  • Approved by the FDA to treat wrinkles and folds1, especially around the nose and the mouth
  • Long-lasting, especially when compared to other dermal filler options
  • Stimulates the production of collagen (a natural rejuvenation agent) in the skin
  • Can be performed in as little as 15 minutes – we often perform a Radiesse injection2 over a lunch hour
  • Because it lasts longer, you are able to get fewer injections
  • A hyaluronic acid-based filler, meaning there is no need for allergy testing beforehand

If you are interested in a Raidesse treatment in New York, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment!

Immediate Satisfaction, Long Lasting Results

The results of a Radiesse treatment are immediate. Radiesse dermal filler typically lasts a year or more, longer than the former leading filler, saving you time and money. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with Dr. Rokhsar, who is an experienced Radiesse provider.

Safe and Effective

Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.

Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced Radiesse and more than 4,000 physicians worldwide have been trained to provide Radiesse treatments. With Radiesse, you get safe, FDA Approved3, clinically tested reliability.

Radiesse is an ideal filler substance for the improvement of laugh lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines as well as general volume restoration of the face. Radiesse is made up of smooth calcium hydroxyl appetite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel that remains soft and malleable long after injection. Because calcium is a natural mineral found in our bones, it will not cause any allergic reactions and is completely biodegradable. As the body will grow natural tissue around the crystals, the results can last longer, twice to three times that of Restylane. Radiesse is also an excellent choice for contouring and correction of bumps on the nose to achieve a more smooth profile. Nasal bridge augmentation can also be nicely achieved with Radiesse. Nasal Contouring with Radiesse is commonly referred to as the non-surgical nose job.

Other Treatments with Radiesse

Radiesse for Cheek Bones

When used around the cheekbones, Radiesse can enhance facial contours without surgery or anesthesia. Radiesse can enhance the definition of the cheekbones and the outline of the face in minutes, with no recovery or downtime.

Radiesse for Hands

The back of the hands is an area that can easily give your age away, especially if it does not match your face. Dr. Rokhsar is proud to be one of the few physicians in the United States, selected to be a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE for injecting the filler Radiesse into hands. An expert filler injector, Dr. Rokhsar has been using Radiesse since 2002 for contouring and filling the face, nose, chin, temples and the jawlines. Radiesse is an excellent choice for hand rejuvenation as well, because of its amazing filling qualities. Radiesse as a filler has been FDA approved for injection into the hands and is the only filler currently FDA approved for injecting into hands. If you have wrinkled veiny hands, Radiesse may be the perfect option to rejuvenate your hands.

Radiesse is a natural filler made up of calcium that restores volume back to your hands. Usually, one syringe is required per hand but the exact amount has to be determined by Dr. Rokhsar and the patient together at the time of consultation. If you have textural issues or brown spots on your hands, Dr. Rokhsar may combine the Radiesse for hands procedure with a laser such as the Fraxel dual or a pigment Q Switched laser to address those issues as well.

Radiesse for the Chin

Radiesse is a great option for those that want to change the contour of their chin without surgery. Radiesse can be strategically injected in order to improve the appearance of a chin that is too long, short, or wide. The results can balance out the facial contours and improve the overall shape and symmetry of the face.

Radiesse for Hollow Face

The upper part of a youthful face is full and heart-shaped, however as we age the upper face droops and fat is pulled downward, creating hollowness in the upper regions of the face and jowls on the lower half. Losing fat in the cheeks and around the eyes can hinder the appearance, making you look older than you actually are in some cases. Some people use different makeup techniques using blush to give a shadowing appearance that the cheeks are fuller than they actually are, in which case this option forces constant upkeep and a non-permanent solution to a permanent problem.

Those who want a less sunken in appearance can opt for non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers. Dr. Rokhsar offers Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and Sculptra. They fill the face’s pockets and smooth the skin, reducing hollowness while defining the face where it should be.

Dr. Rokhsar highly recommends the cosmetic dermal filler Radiesse, a natural gel that fills in facial lines and lasts longer. This most effectively fills in and corrects smile lines, and nasolabial lines, which are folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The effects are immediate and can last a year or longer than other leading fillers.

Sculptra is another injectable filler that is highly recommended for filling in a hollow appearing face because it provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Sculptra uses a synthetic injectable material that can be broken down by the body. Because of this, a few sessions are required to achieve desired results and can last up to two years.

Radiesse FAQ

What are the differences between Radiesse volumizing filler and other fillers?

Radiesse lasts longer than the leading cosmetic fillers and requires fewer injections and office visits. Because of Radiesse’s natural composition, there is little to no risk of an allergic reaction and only one treatment is necessary.

What is Radiesse best used for treating?

Radiesse fillers have the ability to both restore lost volume and stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. It is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel that is most effective in lifting and tightening the facial skin into a more youthful appearance. It is ideal for lip enhancements, laugh lines (nasolabial folds) and works well to restore volume into the face that is lost from sagging and hollowing because of aging.

How long does Radiesse work?

Radiesse provides immediate treatment and results can last for a year or longer in many patients. The microspheres that makeup filler are found naturally within the body, which is why over time the body absorbs the tiny microsphere and gel while leaving behind your own natural collagen. Little to no downtime is required for Radiesse treatments.

How does Radiesse work?

Radiesse is an injectable filler that is designed to plump and add volume to wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most commonly found on the face. The active ingredient in Radiesse is synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which are suspended in a gel. When Radiesse is injected into the skin, the gel is absorbed by the body, leaving behind the CaHa particles. These particles act as a scaffold, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production to create a firm network of collagen fibers. As a result, Radiesse not only adds volume to the treated area but also promotes the growth of new collagen, which helps to restore a more youthful appearance to the skin. The treatment is relatively non-invasive, and the results can last up to a year or more.

What to expect after Radiesse?

Immediately after the injections, it is common to experience some redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites. However, these side effects should subside within a few days. To help reduce these symptoms, you can use ice packs or cooling soaks on the treated areas.

Within a week, you should start to see the full results of the treatment, which include an immediate improvement in the appearance of the treated area. Keep in mind that Radiesse is not a permanent solution, so you may need to repeat the treatment to maintain the results.

While there is no true downtime associated with Radiesse injections, it is important to avoid strenuous activity and excessive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after the treatment. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid baths, saunas, and physically affecting the correction area for a couple of weeks after the treatment.

Some patients may experience nodules, bumps, or lumps in the treated area, which can last up to a year. Radiesse nodules, if they happen, can be dissolved with injecting a solution named sodium thiosulfate. Serious and rare side effects are also possible, such as allergic reactions, infection, and an undesirable cosmetic outcome. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a double-board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, and during a consultation he will review the associated risks with you before administering Radiesse injections.

How long does Radiesse swelling last?

Swelling is a common side effect of Radiesse injections, and it typically lasts up to two weeks, although most patients experience it for only 3-5 days. However, in rare cases, swelling can persist for a longer period. To reduce bruising and swelling after treatment, you can apply ice to the treated area. But be careful not to burn the skin that may still be numbed from the anesthetic. In general, it’s best to avoid strenuous activities and excessive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment until any swelling or redness has resolved. If swelling is dramatic, Dr. Rokhsar can prescribe prednisone to calm down the swelling faster.

How long does Radiesse take to settle?

The results of Radiesse injections can be seen immediately, but the treatment will continue to improve over the next 2-4 weeks as it settles into the skin. Generally, it takes about two weeks for Radiesse to settle and for the results to be noticeable. The duration of the results can vary from patient to patient but typically last around 6-12 months. The amount of Radiesse injected into each area, as well as the anatomical level where it was placed, will affect how long it takes for the product to soften and provide a natural look. Collagen production can take up to 12 weeks, so the most noticeable results of increased collagen production will appear in the weeks following your treatment.

Where can Radiesse be injected?

Radiesse is a versatile dermal filler that can be used to enhance and add volume to different areas of the face. The FDA-approved injections are commonly used for lip laugh lines. Dr. Rokhsar likes to inject Radiesse into cheeks for non surgical face lift, chin for non surgical , noses and jaw-line for jaw-line contouring, nose for non surgical nose job, and hands for hand rejuvenations. Laugh lines and marionette lines are also common places for injections of Radiesse. People who receive Radiesse injections tend to get them in areas of the face, particularly around the nose and mouth, where the skin is wrinkled or folded. It’s used to fill laugh lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Radiesse is also a great option for rejuvenating the hands, which can be prone to volume loss and wrinkles over time. Dilute Radiesse can be injected into buttocks for non surgical butt augmentation, wrinkles in arms and wrinkles in chest.

How many Radiesse syringes for buttocks?

The number of Radiesse syringes needed for a buttock augmentation varies depending on the patient’s desired results. However, most patients will require 2-6 syringes of Radiesse for buttock augmentation. Patients often need 3 Radiesse treatments, scheduled 1-4 months apart, for optimal results.

How to dissolve Radiesse?

Radiesse can be difficult to dissolve, but there are options available. The first step in dissolving Radiesse is to have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to determine if you are a candidate. If it is determined that you are a candidate, then sodium thiosulfate can be injected into the area to dilute the Radiesse and thin it out. This can be done with pressure to help break up the nodules. This is an expert injection technique that varies in injection technique and dosage. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar has had success dissolving Radiesse with Sodium Thiosulfate in many patients.

It is important to keep in mind that Radiesse will dissolve over time, but this may take 12-18 months. surgical removal should only be reserved as an option of last resort. It is important to have any procedures performed by a board-certified dermatologist with experience in injectables to minimize the risk of complications.

Juvederm or Restylane are alternative skin fillers to Radiesse, made of a hyaluronic acid gel that mimics your body’s naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. If you are considering a filler and are concerned about the potential need for reversal, it may be worth discussing Juvederm or Restylane as an alternative with your board-certified dermatologist.

Which is better: Restylane or Radiesse?

Restylane and Radiesse are two different types of fillers with different ingredients and purposes. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that adds volume and moisture to the skin. Radiesse, on the other hand, is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel carrier, which stimulates collagen production and adds volume.

In terms of which is better, it really depends on what you’re looking to achieve. Restylane is often used for finer lines and wrinkles, as well as for adding volume to the lips. It is a thinner filler that provides more subtle results. Radiesse, on the other hand, is often used for deeper wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as for adding volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline and nose for non surgical nose job. It provides more dramatic results and can possibly last longer than Restylane, up to 18 months in some cases.

Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your individual needs and goals. We recommend consulting with a qualified and experienced injectables expert who can evaluate your skin and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Cameon Rokhsar is a double-board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, and he is an expert injector. He teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital where he trains other doctors how to properly inject Botox, Radiesse, Restylane, and other injectable treatments. He can also help you understand the differences between Restylane and Radiesse and determine which filler will be best suited to your needs.

New York Office Locations

Upper East Side Manhattan Office
121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022
(212) 285-1110

Long Island Office
901 Stewart Ave, Suite 240, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 512-7616

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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