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Radiesse Wrinkle Filler

Unlike treatments that only have a tightening and lifting effect, Radiesse actually continues to work as time goes on, stimulating a process called collagenesis, which is the production and growth of new collagen around the site of the injection. So instead of just “tightening and lifting” the target area, Radiesse actually helps the body prevent the wrinkles from coming back in the future.


Radiesse gives results that can last for up to a year, with the best case patients reporting results that have lasted almost double the average time. When it is injected, it almost instantly adds shape and volume to the target area, while safely contouring, beautifying, or correcting problem areas.

How Safe Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is very safe, having undergone a good amount of testing throughout the years. Its bio-compatible composition makes it very nearly identical to what is found naturally in a person’s body, which virtually eliminates any risks of an allergic reaction, and reduces side effects to a bare minimum. Anyone who wishes to eliminate, or prevent wrinkles, can opt for the Radiesse treatment. Younger patients can use it to eliminate newly appearing wrinkles and to prevent them from coming back early on, and older patients can use it to eliminate existing wrinkles and slow down the aging process.

Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad is prepared to listen to your cosmetic goals and needs, as well as offer any alternative treatment plans that may be available and suitable to you.

Why did my face look like a pillow after cosmetic fillers?

Volume loss is one of the first significant signs of facial aging as we age the appearance of full

and defined becomes more flat or sunken facial volume loss due to aging is

caused by loss of bone muscle fat and soft tissue the application of cosmetic

filler is a popular treatment to augment or restore facial volume but many people

find themselves looking soft and pillowy after this type of procedure I’ll

discuss different aspects of adding facial volume and how that pillowy look

can be avoided I’m Dr. Amiya Prasad I’m a Board-

certified cosmetic surgeon and Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic

and reconstructive surgeon I’ve been in practice in Manhattan and Long Island

for over 20 years in addition to performing all types of surgical

procedures such as facelifts and eye lifts I perform non-surgical facial

volume enhancement procedures every day in my practice people come in

periodically after a facial filler procedure done elsewhere and they

complain about looking soft like a pillow or looking doughy the volume

augmentation does not look firm and often with some random dimpling in the

cheeks they end up looking bloated rather than defined and youthful so what

causes volume augmentation to result in a pillowy look it’s anatomy specifically

the level and the techniques applied most doctors place cosmetic fillers just

below the surface of the skin or under the dermis fillers are commonly placed

in the fat and soft tissue space underneath the dermis and rely on the

sent an overlying skin to hold them in place this space has limited ability to

maintain the shape of a filler even when precisely placed in the office

it can look good initially but the filler spreads and creates a doughy look

some doctors actually intentionally placed a larger volume of fillers to

balloon the skin to fully fill the potential space in such a way that the

cheeks end up looking large and disproportionate from my perspective

this exaggerated and unnatural appearance makes rational people afraid

to consider cheek volume enhancement in many ways comparable to the fear of

having duck lips like some well-known people in the media many doctors who

perform these procedures are not surgeons with any experience with

working at the level of the bone structure early in my career I worked as

a division chief of oculoplastic surgery at a level one trauma center and

performed surgical reconstruction for facial trauma and tumors routinely in

addition in my cosmetic practice I’ve routinely performed facial implants

which need to be placed directly on the bone when it comes to facial

rejuvenation what is overlooked by many doctors particularly dermatologists is

where most of the volume loss from aging is actually occurring it’s at the bone

level a few millimeters of bone loss corresponds with a significant loss of

volume yet filler placement is routinely placed just under the skin which

reflects an outside 2.n approach I approach facial rejuvenation from an

inside to out approach by applying my knowledge and experience as a cosmetic

and reconstructive surgeon I place specific fillers at the bone level with

minimal trauma to create a more structured and youthful appearance

essentially applying the principles used in facial implant surgery to the

placement of resilient and long-lasting acid fillers at the bone level usually

with minimal to no bruising often times I find the results to be superior to

what would have been achieved on that same individual if they were to have

even a facelift the facial fat and soft tissue layers now lay over the

foundational structure volume looking contoured and is natural and soft to the

touch I routinely let my patients know in consultation that if you’ve had

facial filler done and you’re unhappy with the results as long as the material

is a hyaluronic acid filler such as from the Restylane or Juvederm families of

fillers the results can be reversed with the enzyme hyaluronidase after the

dissolving I can place the facial fillers in a more anatomic and aesthetic

way patients can look pretty good right after this procedure which only takes

minutes for the full face including the chin jawline and cheeks I normally see

my patients about two weeks after the procedure for follow-up if your face

looks like a pillow after undergoing filler placement you still can achieve a

natural look with structural volumizing at the bone level many times patients

blame the filler for their outcome it’s important to see filler as a material

just as clay is to a sculptor it is the sculptor that determines how the

sculpture looks not the clay as I stated earlier I often start with patients who

have a pillowy look from their previous procedure by first dissolving the filler

and starting over with structural volumizing techniques to achieve a more

structured contoured and natural-looking result

I hope you found this information helpful thank you for your question

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