Radiesse can be used to restore volume, contour, smooth away wrinkles, and tighten loose skin on the face, neck, and body!


Radiesse has been used for more than a decade to improve wrinkles and add volume to areas of the face and hands that have lost some soft tissue as part of the normal aging process. New studies have shown that Radiesse is also a top choice for skin tightening.¹


“I had Radiesse injected to enhance my cheekbone area by Dr. Chasin. He was much more skilled at creating symmetry than the original doctor who I went to (at another practice).”
Anonymous Patient of Dr. Chasin, on RateMDs.com


Radiesse works by stimulating the body to produce collagen, a building block of youthful skin.  Safe and effective, it lasts longer than the hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today, like Juvederm and Restylane. Radiesse is FDA-approved for cosmetic use and is well known for immediate satisfaction and long term results of at least 1 year.²

One study showed you needed about 30% less Radiesse to create the same result as with a hyaluronic acid filler.3 That combined with a result duration of up to 2 years makes Radiesse one of the most cost-effective fillers on the market.


Radiesse for Face, Hands, & Body

Radiesse is primarily used in 4 different types of treatments:

  • As a facelift alternative to add back volume that has been lost, smooth out wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity
  • To tighten and firm skin anywhere on the body, from head to toes, including improving the appearance of “orange peel” cellulite
  • Improving the appearance of stretch marks
  • To rejuvenate hands that have become bony and veiny with age

Radiesse Facelift Alternative

Radiesse makes a great option for a “Liquid Facelift,” a term that describes an injectable procedure that rejuvenates the entire face and usually mixes together a few different types of filler with a wrinkle relaxer, like Botox or Dysport to treat volume loss, loose skin, and helps prevent future wrinkles. Since Radiesse can treat both fine lines and wrinkles in addition to tightening and firming skin, it makes an excellent choice for this kind of treatment.


Radiesse “Tweaking” for Nose, Chin

Radiesse is a great filler choice for creating nonsurgical chin augmentation and nonsurgical nose jobs. It can also sometimes be used for jawline contouring. All of these areas are parts of the face where bone mass plays a big role in the overall contours, so Radiesse, which contains the same calcium that bones and teeth do, creates a very natural result for these areas.

In these treatments, we’re really not usually trying to turn back the aging process so much as tweaking your natural features. We do this in a way that creates better balance in your face and highlights your own natural beauty.


Radiesse Injectable Skin Tightening

Radiesse is the only injectable dermal filler that offers skin tightening. By stimulating the body to build new collagen, Radiesse can both firm and tighten loose skin. It works best for those with mild laxity and/or crepey skin texture. Those with areas of many, fine lines will find Radiesse to be a good treatment option.

We do offer a wide variety of skin tightening treatments, which can be alternatives to Radiesse, or can be used in combination with Radiesse.


Radiesse Cellulite Injections

There are really 2 types of cellulite:

  1. Individualized deep dimples where the skin is tethered down to the fascia below
  2. Wavy, “orange peel” appearance to skin which gets worse over time as skin becomes looser and thinner

Radiesse does a good job of treating the second kind because it strengthens and tightens the collagen support layer below the skin. The first kind is better treated by releasing the fibrous connections between skin and fascia, which can be done at the same time as Radiesse is injected for those needing a more comprehensive cellulite treatment.

Radiesse Injections for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks occur when the skin has been stretched too far too quickly and the underlying collagen support structure has torn apart. This is why skin in a stretch mark is thin and wavy – it lacks deep support – and this is nearly impossible to fix. Because of the way that Radiesse sits where it’s injected, creating a scaffold for and stimulating the growth of new collagen, it is uniquely suited to improving skin texture for stretch marks.


Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation

Radiesse was the very first dermal filler to receive FDA Approval for use in hand rejuvenation, and it’s what we used exclusively for a very long time. Now that there are more options, we tend to use Radiesse for certain patients, and other dermal fillers for others. Since we stock all of the best dermal fillers and our physicians have received specialized training in hand injection techniques, you can be sure we’ll help you pick the best option to reach your goals with a natural-looking result.


Radiesse Stimulates Your Body to Grow New Collagen

Radiesse is a different kind of dermal filler, made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). Unlike most dermal fillers, which are typically made of Hyaluronic Acid, Radiesse doesn’t just get injected for a “what you see is what you get result.” Instead, it stimulates

Instead, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel to generate a biostimulatory response that causes the body to build more collagen and elastin. This makes it a great filler for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, tightening skin on the face, neck, and body, and improving skin texture and firmness.

Injectable Skin Tightening

Radiesse is the only injectable treatment that can provide skin tightening – and because this is a no-downtime procedure, it’s quickly becoming a favorite amongst our patients with busy schedules who want a natural-looking result.

Radiesse can be used to tighten and firm skin on the:

  • Neck
  • Decolletage / Chest
  • Upper Arms and Elbows
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees


Radiesse for Cellulite on Butt
How is a Radiesse Treatment Performed?
Radiesse is generally injected in lines which are often fanned and cross-hatched through the deeper layers of the skin. Sometimes the area is massaged directly after injection. All of this serves to ensure an even distribution of the product throughout the layer of the skin into which the product is injected.

Different dilutions of Radiesse can be used to achieve different effects. A
dilution of 1:1 to 1:3 is generally used when seeking to add volume or address areas where a lack of volume has led to very deep-set lines and folds. When used for skin tightening, the dilution of Radiesse can vary from 1:2, 1:4, and 1:6 depending upon how thinly the product needs to be spread to achieve the desired effect. More dilute Radiesse solutions are used in areas with looser and/or thinner skin, where a slow and gradual treatment plan is recommended to create even tightening and optimal texture changes.

Whatever the dilution, we do charge by the vial of Radiesse (as it comes, undiluted), so that the product is all you pay for, and our doctors are then able to make the best use of that product for your goal(s). Generally, some of the “dilution” is lidocaine, which is a powerful numbing agent, and this makes the procedure very comfortable. Just like when you leave the dentist’s office after having a cavity filled, the numbness can last for a few hours. But since we use much less of the numbing medicine and we don’t directly inject the numbing into your nerves like dentists do, it isn’t quite as intense or long-lasting of an effect.

Frequently Asked Questions About Radiesse Treatments

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  2. FDA Approval for Radiesse
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Medical Director at Reflections Center

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.