Radiesse Treatments

Radiesse Filler NYC: Stimulate Collagen Production to Erase Signs of Aging

Ready for a next-level cosmetic filler? Like traditional fillers, Radiesse instantly adds volume to the face for a more youthful appearance. But it’s cutting-edge formulation offers another skin-restoring advantage. With a proprietary calcium matrix structure, this volumizing filler boosts collagen production to naturally revitalize the skin. Now, that’s a win-win, New York City!

Benefits of Radiesse
  • Safe, effective and FDA-approved
  • Instant and long-lasting results
  • No surgery or anesthesia
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Improves skin’s texture
  • Lifts and adds volume to the face
  • Restores a youthful appearance

Before and After


Radiesse (also referred to as Radiance) is a safe, next generation dermal filler that is the new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. Not only is it a skin volumizer, working to fill in areas of loss, it’s also a skin rejuvenator, boosting collagen production. In essence, it will lift the face, while improving the overall quality and texture of the skin.

Cosmetic Fillers are known for their superior ability to add volume and lift to the skin, and Radiesse is no exception. However, it’s unique ability to promote collagen production gives it an advantage over Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. Over time, Radiesse’s gel carrier is reabsorbed by the body, while the collagen continues to grow. Eventually, the gel is replaced by new tissue. 

All cosmetic fillers are designed to restore volume loss to the face. However, fillers rely on different active ingredients to do so. For example, Juvederm (Allergan), Restylane (Galderma) and Belotero (Merz Aesthetics) make use of naturally-occurring Hyaluronic Acid to lift and plump the skin. On the other hand, Radiesse (Merz) takes advantage of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA).

It is made of unique calcium-based microspheres (Calcium Hydroxylapatitie) suspended in a water-based gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure.

Because of its different chemical makeup than HA fillers, Radiesse has a distinct look, feel, duration and side effect profile. It’s active ingredient, Hydroxyapatite, shares similarities to bones, which gives it a robust, full-bodied quality. It’s designed to stay in place, hold its shape, withstand force and provide for less migration of product from the treatment area. All of these attributes translate into superior lifting power. Additionally, it’s particularly suited for deep injections, like nose, chin or cheek augmentation. Indeed, when it is used more superficially, it carries a slight risk of lumps, bumps and allergic reactions not found in HA fillers.  Another benefit of the thicker CaHA is that its durability means it generally lasts longer than most HA fillers (12 months on average compared with 4-6 months). Only Juvederm’s HA fillers Vollure, Voluma and Volbella last longer (up to 18 months).

In 2006, Merz (Radiesse’ manufacturer), received FDA approval for Radiesse to correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. In 2015, the FDA approved it for treating volume loss on the hands. It’s the only filler approved for this purpose and deliver a natural look that lasts.

You are likely a dermal filler candidate, if you are beginning to notice facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. An injection provides immediate and long-lasting wrinkle correction. Years of rigorous clinical studies prove that it provides long lasting correction of smile lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.  

Over time, tissue volume diminishes, leaving folds and wrinkles in several common patterns, including the deepening of nasolabial folds, accentuated smile lines (sometimes called “marionette lines”). It can be injected into the skin, in order to compensate for the loss of volume or to correct these areas. By stimulating the body to produce new collagen, this volumizing filler provides a natural look that lasts for a fresh, rested, healthy appearance that still looks like you.

Radiesse is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally-invasive outpatient procedure in small amounts with a very fine needle and local anesthetic. It works to stimulate the body to produce new collagen. This unique response provides immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles, and provides long-lasting and beautiful results.

Radiesse Plus received FDA approval in 2015. It contains lidocaine in its formulation.

Years of rigorous clinical testing and use by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide has proven Radiesse® to be safe and effective. In the FDA clinical studies, there were virtually no allergic reactions. There may be some normal injection related occurrences. It’s important to note that our medical director has years of experience and knows how to use injectables safely and effectively.

Because cosmetic fillers are minimally invasive, they are safe and effective alternatives to plastic surgery. Normal, injection-related reactions such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. Swelling and soreness is common at the injection site. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.

Filler treatment requires little to no downtime with most patients returning to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.

Radiesse is biocompatible. You do not need to undergo skin allergy testing, which is common with certain animal-based or permanent filler agents, prior to treatment. However, if you believe you are having an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.

The results are immediate and will continue, as Radiesse works to stimulate new collagen production. Results may last a year or more in many patients, meaning the possibility of fewer office visits for additional treatments. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.

Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one treatment. To ensure your satisfaction with the treatment, your physician might schedule a follow-up visit, where a touch up treatment might be recommended.

Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. Over time the tiny calcium-based microspheres gradually break down into calcium and phosphate ions, which are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in their place.

Radiesse Injection cost is based on a per syringe price. How many syringes of filler depends on the treatment area, as well as the client’s desired outcome. Because each treatment is customized for each patient, its cost varies. For example, a Radiesse jawline cost will be different from the price of Radiesse for nasolabial folds or Radiesse for chin. In general, the cost is comparable to similar dermal filler procedures. And because it may require fewer offices visits to maintain results, you could save money and time.

Smooth Synergy has a qualified Radiesse physician near you, who is a master of Radiesse injection technique and with whom you can schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options.

Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, is a trusted medical physician with a keen eye for aesthetics. He has an unparalleled understanding of the face, which means he can help you decide which cosmetic filler is right for your particular skincare concern. Call us at 212-397-0111 to learn about our comprehensive line of cosmetic fillers, including, Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero.