Dr. Park’s Approach:
“Fillers are wonderful adjuncts to the surgical procedures I perform. The manufacturers are continually bringing new products to market. Although some of these products do not appear to live up to their hype, many of them are safe, effective ways to improve the appearance of individual areas.
The most common fillers I am currently utilizing include Hyaluronic Acid fillers; common trade names include Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse. For each patient, we determine the best material to use in each area. In some cases, we are looking for a deeper filler; other times the injection will be more superficial. There are some areas of the face that are inappropriate for certain materials. Longevity is always a concern.
For people with nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip creases, cheek lines, hollowed hands and other areas which could use volume, fillers are a great option to improve the areas without surgery.”
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite) is a FDA-approved subdermal implant (injected below the surface of the skin) indicated for:
- Correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (nasolabial folds)
- Restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (Lipoatrophy) in patients with HIV.
Radiesse is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. Radiesse is injected subdermally. The number of treatments needed are determined based upon the individual needs of the patient.
Once injected, Radiesse stimulates the production of natural collagen for results that may last a year or more. Visible results can be seen immediately.
For most patients, little to no recovery time is needed after Radiesse injections.