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Radiesse® and Radiesse®(+)

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Radiesse® and Radiesse®(+) are dermal fillers manufactured by Merz Aesthetics®. These products are FDA-approved for correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds.  Radiesse® also has an FDA approval to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. Both products are composed of CaHA (calcium hydroxylapatite) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.  Radiesse®(+) contains 0.3% lidocaine and Radiesse® is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine.

What are the Aesthetic Goals of Radiesse® at Total Aesthetics™?

As one of the most experienced and sought after injectors in New England, Dr. O’Connell’s goal with all relaxers and fillers is to achieve a confident, natural and rested look without the artificial, overdone appearance.  We believe that fillers require injectors with great experience and skill in the area of facial aesthetics, to obtain a natural, “untreated” appearance – that’s why we feel that board certified plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified in this regard. Correction of volume loss in the hand is especially challenging and, because of their training in hand surgery, plastic surgeons are the most qualified practitioners for this activity.

Mechanism of Action

How Long does Radiesse® Last?

According to the manufacturer, the results can last a year or more in many patients.

How does Radiesse® Work?

Radiesse® is stated to have a two-fold mechanism of action. Lost volume is immediately replaced by injection of the product which subsequently stimulates the body’s own collagen production. According to the manufacturer, natural collagen is left behind as both the gel and the CaHA microspheres are absorbed by the body.

Why your Radiesse® Experience will be different at Total Aesthetics


Three month result following dorsal hand augmentation with Radiesse.