Will Radiesse give me the volume in my cheeks and around my mouth that I'm looking for? (Photo)

I've been considering getting a facial filler for over a year now because of the flatness I see in my cheeks and the unappealing look of the lines around my mouth when I smile and the fine line and sag that sits when I am not smiling. I like that Radiesse is supposed to last a long time and that it boosts my own collagen production. I'm just curious how much I would need to fill out my cheeks and nasolabial folds. Help!

Doctor Answers 9

#Radiesse for the young and beautiful?

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You are already so pretty, are you sure you are not being a bit hard on yourself? The minor imperfection you point out certainly can be improved with #Radiesse, but who says we have to be so perfect? Perhaps you would like to try something first like a chemical peel or #Pellevé to freshen your look first before deciding to go ahead with fillers?

All the best to you! Dr. Clark

New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Filler in the Cheeks

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Radiesse or Voluma and some Sculptra is great for cheek lifting and maintaing the results would be great. I suggest you seek someone who is an expert at filler injections and giving a conservative natural look.  Fillers are a great option for you.  I wish you the best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews


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You are a beautiful young woman, and I think using Radiesse is a great idea.  It has great longevity and can lift the skin giving a naturally younger appearance.  I'd probably start with 3.0cc (2 syringes).  Just make certain you find an injector who has many years of experience and has done thousands of treatments!

Hope this helps!

Laura E. Skellchock, MD (in memoriam)
Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon

Radiesse is Great for Facial Volume

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If you are concerned with the flatness in your cheeks, you should have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and find out the different options that are available to create a natural, subtle effect that will make things better without changing your overall appearance.

Having said that, you can have injections with a variety of fillers. Radiesse is great, when given by very skilled injectors. The hyaluronic acids also work, and are more forgiving in that they are reversible if there are any concerns. The best products used today are Voluma and Perlane. Also, many like what can be achieved with Sculptra – which works over time to produce new collagen.

So learn your options, be smart, and stay natural.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Increasing volume in cheeks.

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While voluma (or possibly radiesse) can be effective for the cheeks, the question would be if you really need the treatment. Consult with an experienced and expert physician injector to understand your options and determine if you are a candidate.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Will Radiesse give me the volume in my cheeks and around my mouth that I'm looking for?

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You are a young beautiful woman, but you must understand that if God can't make us perfect, we certainly can't.  The answer to your question, however, is yes.  I would start with 1 syringe, evaluate your results at 2-3 weeks, and go from there. 

Perlane, Radiesse and Voluma are the best fillers for augmenting the cheeks and softening the nasolabial folds.  All three cause some collagen production.

Voluma and Perlane are both hyaluronic acid fillers that are more firm than other hyaluronic acid fillers (like Juvederm or Restylane or Belotero). This makes them ideal for placement deep over the cheek bones for volumization of the midface. Another advantage of these two is that they are reversible with hyaluronidase should that be desired. The main difference is that Voluma has been shown to last up to two years while Perlane typically lasts about 9-12 months.

Radiesse is made of a completely different material, calcium hydroxylappatitie, which is also a very firm product that is ideal for placement deep over the cheek bones for volumization of the midface. This product, however, is not reversible. It lasts about 12-18 months.

I have used all three products to obtain beautiful results in the midface and cheeks. Voluma costs more because it has been show to last the longest, and they are priced accordingly. If you go to a "core" injector (facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or occuloplastic surgeon), you should get great results with any of these products. I wish you well!

Parker A. Velargo, MD
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Cheek Filler

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As others have already mentioned, fillers such as radiesse, voluma, and sculptra are all good options for patients seeking cheek enhancement. In young patients like yourself, I prefer using members of the hyaluronic acid family of fillers (Juvederm, Perlane, etc) to improve cheek contours and provide a subtle lift. The key is to find an experienced board certified physician to treat you and make sure that he or she plans on being very conservative. 

Steven M. Daines, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Will Radiesse give me the volume in my cheeks and around my mouth that I'm looking for

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I think you would benefit from some type of filler to soften and feminize your cheek area.  You are a bit flat from the side.  Perlane, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse...any of these would work for you.  I use Perlane frequently.  Mostly likely 2-3 syringes.  It will be very soft with minimal downtime.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Enhancing cheeks and around mouth with filler

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What you are desiring is enhancing the Ogee curve of the cheek. Although Radiesse is good for this, I wouldn't expect the longevity that is touted by then. I think 9-12 months is what you get. Volume or Sculptra is a better choice in my opinion and should give you up to 2 years, even more with Sculptra. I like blunt cannulas for this. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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