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RADIESSE® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. RADIESSE has also been recently approved for injection into the hands to smooth wrinkles.

Dr. Dormer is a certified injector of RADIESSE for face and hands.

How does RADIESSE work?

RADIESSE is made of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel. Once injected, RADIESSE provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce it's own natural collagen. 1

Over time, RADIESSE is absorbed into surrounding tissues and the body metabolizes the Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres, leaving behind your own natural collagen.

Results are subtle and immediate, leaving you looking natural and refreshed.*

How long does RADIESSE last?

Just one treatment of RADIESSE has been clinically proven to last one year or longer in most patients. 2,3

Who should not use RADIESSE?

To find out if RADIESSE is a good treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with your doctor. 

To book an appointment or consultation, call 212.535.5905.



Who should not use RADIESSE? 

RADIESSE should not be used in people who have an allergy to any component of the product. 

You should not use RADIESSE if you are pregnant or breast feeding or if you are under 18 years of age. 

What is the most important information I should know about RADIESSE? 

As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use RADIESSE if you have a skin infection until it has healed. 

The microspheres in RADIESSE can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE injected into your face. 

If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE. 

For approximately 24 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. 
  • Do not apply makeup.
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure.

What should I tell my doctor before being treated with RADIESSE? 

Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you have bruising or bleeding at the injection site

What are the most common adverse events with RADIESSE? 

The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. 

These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. 

Important: Click here for complete instructions for use for Radiesse, click here for complete instructions for use for Radiesse Hands, or visit or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service at 866-862-1211. Click here to view the Radiesse Patient Information Guide. Click here to view the Radiesse Hands Patient Information Guide.

Caution: Rx Only

* When wrinkle or fold is treated to full correction.

1 Berlin A, Hussain M, Goldberg D. (2008) Calcium Hydroxlapatite Filler (RADIESSE®) for Facial Rejuvenation: A Histologic and Immonohistochemical Analysis. Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 34, S64-S67. 2 Moers-Carpi M, Vogt S. (2007) A Multicenter, Randomized Trial Comparing Calcium Hydroxylapatite to Two Hyaluronic Acids for Treatment of Nasolabial Folds. Dermatologic Surgery, 33 (S2), S144-S151. 3 Bass LS, Smith S, Busso M, McClaren M. (2010) Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) for Treatment of Nasolabial Folds: Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Results. Aesthetic Surgery J, 30 (2): 235-238. 4Moers-Carpi M, Tufet J. (2007) Calcium Hydroxylapatite versus Nonanimal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid for the Correction of Nasolabial Folds: A 12-Month, Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Split-Face Trial, Dermatologic Surgery, 2008; 34:210-215.

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