As we age, gravity and a loss of skin elasticity can cause static lines or wrinkles to form on your face. The common areas are the nasolabial folds, which are the lines from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth, and the line from your mouth down towards your chin. Aside from surgery, there are injectable fillers that can be used to diminish their appearance.
Although there are many types of filler available, and we offer several, the field is so dynamic that we would have to update this page monthly. Radiesse is a little different, as it is a calcium based organic paste made of the same basic structure as your teeth and bones. You cannot be allergic to it.
Dr. Yager has been using Radiesse since 2000, and has treated over 1000 patients with great satisfaction. The FDA recently approved a formulation mixed with local anesthesia which leads to minimal discomfort for patients. The results are instant, and they usually last for up to a year.
This is not a good product for very thin skin or superficial lines or the lips, as it is a white paste which can be seen through thin tissues if you are not careful. A full evaluation will help us determine if Radiesse is right for you, or if a different product might be better suited for your needs.