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Hello, this is Dr. Stephen Prendiville. And today I'm going to talk about a filler I've used actually since 2003 which was is as Radiesse. Radiesse was initially sold in the country as Radiance. And that was basically in its initial use. I've use it for over 10 years in the area called the nasolabial folds, the junction in between the cheek and the upper lip. What tends to happen as when we get older is we lose facial volume and we actually lose skeletal volume. And this line which is kind of a junction line between the two muscle groups, the area where you smile and where you purse your lip tends to deepen. And so this line actually calls for a rather firm filler which is what Radiesse is. Radiesse has what we describe as a high G prime, in other words, it's able to elevate tissue fairly well because it's relatively stiff. It's definitely one of the fillers that requires more expertise because it is firm and because you can potentially have problems with it if it's not used properly, so it's not a filler for the novice.

The other thing about Radiesse is it can add a volume to the cheek area. It can add volume to the temples for patients who have sunken in the temple areas. It's a very safe filler. As I've said before, I've used it for over 10 years, and really very, very few problems. It is a longer lasting filler for patients who want to have a longer lasting result. Yet its still absorbable by the body because its made out of calcium hydroxylapatite. The calcium hydroxylapatite forms about 70% of our bone structure. So again, it is biocompatible. I hope this is helpful for you. Thank you. Bye-bye.

Radiesse Facial Filler Uses and Benefits

Dr. Stephen Prendiville explores Radiesse, a firm facial filler used mainly for the nasal labial folds as well as the cheeks and temple areas of the face.

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