Radiesse in New York City with
Dr. Shridharani

Q: What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a dermal filler used to volumize the skin. What is unique about Radiesse is it not only adds volume under the skin, but it also naturally stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production.
Q: What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite in a water-based gel, a natural substance found in teeth and bone. Injections are placed deep into the dermis to stimulate your body to make more collagen where it is injected. This leads to natural results that last! Over time, the body absorbs the gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.
Q: What can Radiesse be used to do?
Radiesse is great for deeper folds (nasolabial folds), volume loss in the cheeks, and jaw contouring (pre-jowl folds). Radiesse can also be used to plump and fill the skin of the hands.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
It takes around 15-30 minutes for a treatment depending on how many areas need to be filled.
Q: Does it hurt?
As with any injection, injections with Radiesse may cause slight discomfort. Radiesse is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. Dr. Shridharani often applies a topical or local anesthetic to ease any discomfort.
Q: What can I expect after my Radiesse Injection?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve/go away in the matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: When will I see results from Radiesse?
Immediately! With Radiesse, you can get immediate results paired with the extended benefit of your own natural collagen stimulation. The results start out great and just keep getting better.
Q: How long does Radiesse last?
Results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients. Results vary by patient depending on the body’s metabolism of the product.