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What is Radiesse?
  Radiesse is one of the newest of the non-surgical procedures used to enhance facial features. It is called a soft-tissue filler because it is used to "fill in" wrinkles, furrows and depressions in the face that makes us look older.

It consists of tiny particles of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) which naturally occurs in the body, making it safe and non-allergenic. Allergy testing is, therefore, not necessary. Radiesse is mainly used in dental, bone and vocal cord reconstruction. Radiesse is not harmful to the body and can be broken down by the body. 

 

 

 

Radiesse has the advantage of lasting longer than the currently available soft-tissue fillers like Restylane and Hylaform.

For a very limited time, Dr. Romero is pleased to offer Radiesse to his patients at one-half the usual cost. Most plastic surgeons charge an average of $1200 per 1.5 ml-syringe. Dr. Romero charges $650 only for a full (1.5ml)syringe of Radiesse. Dr. Romero is a top injector of Radiesse on Long Island and around the nation.

Click here to see the average cost of cosmetic procedures nationwide. Scroll down to Soft-tissue fillers and compare the Restylane or Hylaform and Radiesse. Please note, also, the average charge of plastic surgeons for Radiesse.

     
 
What makes Radiesse different from other fillers?
  The distinctive feature of Radiesse is that it provides both immediate correction along with longer lasting duration. Whereas other fillers, like Restylane and Hylaform may last up to 6 months, Radiesse may last up to 2 years, possibly longer. The aqueous gel delivers the immediate correction while the calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) creates a matrix for collagen production allowing for longer lasting results.
   
Is Radiesse safe?
  The material is identical in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bone, thus it is inherently safe. The material has been used for other medical applications such as reconstructive surgey, ear-nose-throat (ENT) surgery, maxillofacial surgery, dentistry and urology.
   
 

     
  Radiesse is a simple procedure. With input from the patient, Dr. Romero will mark areas to be treated. Using local anesthesia, he will then inject Radiesse, being careful not to overfill the area and leave an unnatural look.
   
Are there any side-effects?
 

Normal side effects are swelling for the first 2 days. Since calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal component of bone (a substance already familiar to the body) and does not contain any animal products there is no allergy test required before treatment. In rare cases a patient may experience tiny calcium deposits that may rise to the surface of the skin and appear like small white bumps. If this occurs the deposits can easily be excised and removed. The longest term studies with this product have been done in Italy. Test results from Italy suggest that Radiesse shows promise as a new agent for facial contouring with no serious side effects and reasonable efficacy and durability.

   
Where can Radiesse be used?
  Radiesse is most commonly used to fill the nasolabial folds that make us look much older. 
   
How painful is the procedure?
  An numbing cream with three active ingredients (benzocaine, lidocaine and tetracaine) is applied for about 30 minutes. In addition, an ice pack may also be applied just before the procedure. Lidocaine can also be injected into the area and if necessary, a lidocaine block inside the upper lip can be used for better pain control. Tylenol can greatly reduce the discomfort.
   
What can I expect after the procedure?
  Many of our patients go back to work after the procedure. It is best to rest, though, if possible. You may have mild swelling and bruising for up to three days. When you go to bed, sleep with a 30-degree angle and avoid sleeping on one side to avoid disturbing the placement of the filler. You may take Tylenol for pain but not aspirin or ibuprofen which may increase bruising.
 

 

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the Dermal Filler After-Care Instructions.

For more information about Radiesse, visit www.radiesse.com.

 

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Best of LI Botox Practice
Long Island Press 2012


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Patients' Choice Award
Vitals.com 2014

 
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Most Compassionate Doctor Award
Vitals.com 2013

 

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