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Radiesse Facial Filler: Long Lasting Stimulatory Volume Facial Filler


There are three commonly used facial volume fillers used in the United States: Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane.  Over the last decade, collagen has slowly lost popularity because up to 3% of patients had an allergic reaction to bovine collagen, making it more difficult to inject on the first or subsequent follow-up visits.  The potential for allergic reaction to Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane is extremely low, however.

Both men and women choose to undergo facial rejuvenation with facial fillers because it is a relatively easy procedure to perform and the results are immediately obvious.  Plastic surgeons have long known that volume loss, especially in the smile lines, lips, and pre-jowl areas, can dramatically lead to premature aging.  Subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of a facial filler can help alleviate the hollowness and help improve the deep lines and folds on the face.   In the lips, facial fillers can plump up the lips to add more volume to the upper or lower lips. 

Radiesse Before and After: Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Radiesse Raffy Karamanoukian Santa Monica


  1. Volumizing Filler that adds natural volume to the soft tissue of the face.
  2. Restores Collagen: Stimulatory action builds natural collagen.
  3. Longer Duration: Lasts longer than hyaluronic acid fillers depending on area of injection.
  4. FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to signficantly reduce injection related pain.

Radiesse is a popular facial filler that has an advantage over the hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm and Restylane.  The five areas that can be addressed with Radiesse are as follows:

  1. Smile Lines: Nasolabial folds found around the mouth
  2. Corners of the mouth
  3. Marionette Lines
  4. Chin wrinkles
  5. Pre-jowl areas

Drs. Moers-Carpi et. al. published a paper studying the usefullness of Radiesse and Calcium Hydroxyapatite to the two other hyaluronic acid facial fillers Juvederm and Perlane. The study was performed on 205 randomized patients who received either Radiesse or Juvederm 24, or Juvederm 24 HV, or Perlane.  In the study, patients received a retreatment at 4 months and were then evaluated for 4, 8, and 12 months thereafter. On follow-up, patients who underwent the Calcium Hydroxyapatite fillers had higher rates of satisfaction and improvement in the nasolabial folds.  Moreso, the amounts of fillers required were significantly less to acheive satisfaction among patients undergoing Radiesse injection.


Among the different types of facial fillers available on the market, one of most popular cosmetic fillers is known as Radiesse.  Radiesse has been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles on the face and hands.  The benefit of Radiesse versus other facial fillers is that it has a stimulatory effect and is longer lasting.  Radiesse can be used to treat the smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines of the face, and improve jowling.  The overall use of Radiesse is designed to restore an enhance volume on the face and hands.  There are many options available in soft tissue augmentation using facial fillers, including Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with detail regarding the proper choice of facial fillers and the following will provide you with a brief synopsis and answer some of your questions related to Radiesse facial fillers.


Radiesse is one of many options available to you at Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Clinic.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will discuss your options including Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse during your consultation. The decision to proceed with any individual facial filler depends on the treatment area and the degree of volume correction.  Patients with significant volume loss may benefit from facial fat grafting which can restore significant volume to the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial smile lines.  If you are also concerned about fine wrinkles on the forehead, mid glabella, lateral eyes and crows feet, or above the mouth, you may also request Botox injections at the same time as your Radiesse treatment. Call our office at (310) 998-5533 and speak to our patient coordinators to schedule an appointment for consultation for facial fillers. 

  1. Can I undergo Botox and Radiesse on the same treatment day? Both Botox and Radiesse injections complement one-another and can be performed safely on the same day of treatment.  Our office clinicians have expertise in both facial filler treatments and neurotoxin wrinkle treatments and can advise you of all of your options on the day of your injections.  Ideally, both of these treatment types can be combined in order to reduce downtime and maximize time to recovery.  Radiesse will address the deep wrinkles and hollowness, whereas the Botox will address the dynamic wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and forehead. 
  2. What areas can be injected with Radiesse facial filler? The smile lines are the most common area for treatment with Radiesse and other facial fillers.  Other areas that are addressed with Radiesse include the perioral area, jowls, marionette lines, smile lines, cheeks, temples, and nose.  Dr. Karamanoukian also utilizes Radiesse injections for the hands and mid-face area.  Radiesse works well on the hands to reduce boniness of the back of the hands. 
  3. Can Radiesse be combined with Juvederm or Belotero on the same day? Radiesse is a stimulatory filler that can be combined with Restylane or Juvederm on the same day of treatment.  All three facial fillers can complement each other and can address different areas of the face and soft tissue.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs all of these injections safely on the face and hands. 
  4. How long does Radiesse last? Radiesse is a safe and FDA approved facial filler that is used in our Los Angeles plastic surgery practice for volume enhancement.  It is a stimulatory facial filler and is known to last over one year when injected subcutaneously in the tissue. 


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