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What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a FDA-approved dermal filler that is used for smoothing wrinkles and plumping up areas of the face that have lost volume with age. This product and other dermal fillers have different chemical compositions and therefore may be recommended by Dr. Romo for slightly different types of age-related facial issues.

What Concerns Can Radiesse Treat?

Radiesse may be used to:

  • Noticeably smooth wrinkles and signs of aging in the face
  • Fill in deep creases from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Add volume to sunken cheeks

Candidates For Radiesse Treatments

Radiesse may be recommended for patients of both genders facing one or more of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Overall loss of youthful contour and volume in the face
  • Hollowed out places in the face
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Wrinkles and signs of aging in the face

In some cases, Dr. Romo may recommend the use of a dermal filler like Radiesse fillers in conjunction with Botox injections, in order to provide more natural-looking and youthful results.

Benefits Of Radiesse Injections

Radiesse is an injectable filler treatment that is effective for treating wrinkles, facial lines, and folds. The benefits of Radiesse filler include:

  • The stimulation of collagen production
  • Quick treatment
  • No risk of allergic reaction
  • Immediate and long lasting results

Radiesse Vs Other Dermal Fillers

Different dermal fillers, even those made by the same company, have different uses and the most appropriate option for your needs is something Dr. Romo will be able to determine at your initial consultation.


  • Its main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, which stimulates the body’s production of new collagen
  • Although it is used to stimulate collagen, Radiesse is not indicated for use in the lips
  • Radiesse is designed for long-lasting results, reducing the need for a touch-up
  • The gel and calcium-based microspheres add volume to the injected area
  • Radiesse was designed to be used safely with an anesthetic, so injections are painless
  • Results are clinically proven to last a year or more

Voluma XC

  • Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body
  • Voluma is primarily used for adding volume and contour to the cheeks
  • Voluma is made by Juvederm, which produces many dermal fillers
  • The effects of Voluma XC will last about 2 years
  • Voluma XC already contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, to reduce injection pain


  • Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, like Voluma XC
  • Restylane is often used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lines, and folds
  • The effects of Restylane can last from six to nine months, and four months for lip treatments
  • Restylane offers products for lip enhancement, hand rejuvenation, and smoothing wrinkles.


A very common debate people often have is whether Radiesse or Juvederm is better. Both are dermal fillers that accomplish the same goal, so what exactly makes them different? As it turns out, there are a few differences between these two dermal fillers.

The first notable difference is the ingredients used to make these dermal fillers. Radiesse is composed of a water-based gel that is combined with calcium hydroxyapatite. This is what helps increase the collagen production in a person’s skin.

Juvederm is made with hyaluronic acid concentrations for a smoother consistency. Juvederm has different formulas designed to tackle certain areas of a person’s face. For example, some Juvederm products are better suited to treat sagging jowls, while others treat nasolabial folds.

The different types of Juvederm include Voluma, Ultra Plus, and Volbella. The plastic surgeon will cover each of these options in greater detail during your consultation. They will also go over the potential risks involved.

Below is a list of treatment areas that Radiesse can treat:

  • Marionette lines
  • Wrinkled chins
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Wrinkled hands
  • Corners of a person’s mouth
  • Nasolabial folds

Here is what Juvederm can help treat:

  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging jowls
  • The lip area
  • Perioral lines
  • Nasolabial folds

With this information, you may still be wondering which dermal filler is better. There is no definitive answer as to which one will work better. It is up to your discretion, but be sure to weigh the pros and cons before making a final decision.

The best way to know which dermal filler will work for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo. He will assess the quality of your skin, your current level of collagen production, and what your issues are. Once he has this information, he can help you decide which is the better option.

Radiesse Procedure

If you are considering Radiesse dermal fillers, it’s important to understand that while it is not a surgical procedure, having dermal fillers done at a salon or other non-medical environment by someone who is not a board-certified professional is not advisable. You may be putting your health at risk. A top facial plastic surgeon will be able to provide the specialized technique and careful placement necessary in order to achieve the best and most natural-looking results.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect when getting Radiesse dermal fillers in NYC:

  • Dermal fillers are injected through a small needle under the skin
  • Radiesse injections may be performed with local anesthesia or a numbing cream
  • Dr. Romo will first select the appropriate injection points and mark them
  • Results are immediate
  • There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities right away
  • Both these products are in-office procedures that take the time of a regular visit to perform
  • Results are relatively long-lasting (1‒2 years in many patients)
  • Dermal fillers provide results with high patent satisfaction

Choosing An NYC Radiesse Plastic Surgeon

Thomas Romo III, MD, FACS is one of the most experienced and respected facial plastic surgeons in the world, known for his meticulous minimally invasive surgical techniques and for achieving the most natural-looking results for his patients. As a world-renowned innovator in surgical methods as well as an inventor of new endoscopic instruments for facial surgery, Dr. Romo’s practice draws patients from New York City, across the United States, and internationally for all of their surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic needs.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about Radiesse or other procedures Dr. Romo performs, call our office today at 212-288-1500. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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