Radiesse ® differs from hyaluronic acids in its basic composition. Radiesse ® behaves like a semi-solid soft tissue implant. The principal component of Radiesse ® is a synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite. This is a biomaterial with more than twenty years of use in other surgical specialties. Once injected into the skin, the calcium hydroxylapatite remains stable long after its gel carrier is reabsorbed. This results in a long-term restoration and augmentation of volume to soft tissue.
Radiesse ® has longer-lasting results than hyaluronic acid-based fillers, with results sometimes lasting over a year. Radiesse ® is most suitable for deeper soft tissue volumization in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and the frown lines. It is often used in combination with a “softer” filler such as Restylane ®, Perlane ® or Juvederm ® to combine long-lasting deeper tissue augmentation with a smooth surface.
Every patient who desires facial fillers to treat lines and volume loss is different. Dr. Doherty enjoys speaking to patients about their interests and goals in facial rejuvenation. He then works closely with them to determine the best treatment regime.