Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh



A relatively new synthetic material, Radiesse is made of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapetite, a composite of inorganic material found in teeth and bone. When injected into the deep dermis and subcutis, Radiesse helps the body's own tissue grow and add volume. In this way, it is used for soft tissue augmentation of the cheeks and can help to fill in deep skin folds and wrinkles.

Dr. Oser uses small needle is used to implant the Radiesse. Only a local anesthesia is used, making the injections tolerable. There may be some bruising after the procedure but most patients return to normal activities the next day. There are no allergic reactions associated with this filler. One of the advantages of a treatment with Radiesse is that it can last up to 18 months.

Radiesse™ is a registered trademark of BioForm Medical, Inc.