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Radiesse®

Radiesse long island | Mark Epstein MD

What is radiesse?

Radiesse® is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. Over time, the gel is absorbed by the body, and new collagen is deposited in its place. Radiesse can be used on many areas of the face, including the nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures.

What can I expect during treatment?

Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic.  Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to one to two years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as you wish.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects such as bruising or swelling are minimal and should fade within a few days, although occasionally may take a little longer.

What areas can Radiesse treat?

Radiesse is most effective in reducing the appearance of smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and other wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

When will i see results?

The results of this procedure are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or even longer. With continued treatment, patients will require fewer and fewer injections.

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