Radiesse® by Dr. Michael Wolfeld New York
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Michael Wolfeld offers Radiesse®, a synthetic injectable filler that has been FDA-approved to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by augmenting the skin's natural collagen supply. Radiesse® immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features, and continues to work over time by stimulating collagen growth and providing extended correction. In many patients, this extended correction can last for up to one to two years. Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in the wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that rob your skin of its youthful appearance. The ideal way to achieve wrinkle reduction is by replenishing lost volume. With Radiesse® wrinkle filler, you welcome back your own natural collagen to smooth out the signs of aging. It is a safe, effective and long-lasting alternative to other dermal fillers for not only smoothing wrinkles but also adding volume and contour to the face for an overall younger, fuller, and smoother appearance. With just one or two Radiesse® treatments, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural look that lasts. Dr. Wolfeld will discuss your individual desires and goals in formulating a Radiesse® treatment plan that suits you best.
Radiesse® is composed of microspheres in a water-based gel. The microspheres - made of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) - stimulate the production of collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles as well as add younger looking suppleness to the face. Radiesse® is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones. There is no need for pre-treatment allergy testing, and it is absorbed naturally by the body over time. Radiesse® can be used on many areas of the face and body. Numerous studies have shown Radiesse® to be especially effective for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and other lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It can also be used to treat depressed scars and oral commissures.
At your Radiesse® treatment, Dr. Wolfeld will clean the treatment area and administer a series of quick injections with a fine needle. Treatments typically take 15 - 30 minutes and require only local anesthetic. There is little to no downtime; many patients return to their normal activities after their appointment. Patients typically need only one or two treatments to achieve the full effect of Radiesse®. Dr. Wolfeld may recommend a follow-up appointment to determine whether you would benefit from additional treatments. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or more.
If you would like to learn more about Radiesse® treatments, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Wolfeld by calling 212-281-1000.