Is Radiesse® right for you? If you have laugh lines around your nose and mouth, folds from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth, sunken cheeks, or lines along the sides of your mouth, talk to us about how Radiesse® can help diminish wrinkles and creases to give your face a younger appearance.

Best Uses

  • Laugh lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Loss of facial fat


Radiesse® is a long-lasting injectable soft tissue filler made from tiny spheres of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a natural gel. When Radiesse® is injected, its calcium microspheres create a support structure for the formation of new collagen and growth of new tissue. The new collagen and tissue work together with Radiesse® to fill in lines and wrinkles and fill out sunken cheeks. Over time, the microspheres break down and are absorbed by the body.

About the Procedure (Board Certified)

Radiesse® is injected into the treatment areas using a very fine needle. Once under the skin, the Radiesse® injectable soft tissue filler may be gently massaged to distribute it evenly. <bid=”About the Procedure”>Results Wrinkles and folds soften immediately after treatment. Results last a year or longer but treated areas may require minor touch-up during the year.

Your Radiesse will be administered at one of Dr. John Farella‘s offices in Westchester County, NY.

  • American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certified
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member

Anesthesia and Pain

Dr. Farella applies a local anesthetic to the skin before the procedure to make the procedure more comfortable.


Most people who receive Radiesse® injectable filler can return to work or normal activities after treatment. Occasional mild irritation, swelling, or soreness at the injection site will subside within a few days.

Risks and Complications

With any procedure, risks and complications can occur but generally are rare. Radiesse® is unlikely to cause allergic reactions and does not require allergy testing before treatment. You will receive instructions on contacting our staff if you have concerns or questions after your treatment.

FDA Approval

Radiesse® received FDA approval in 2006 for long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and for long-lasting correction of facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We use Radiesse® to soften deep facial lines and wrinkles. Other products on the market include Restylane®, Juvederm™, ArteFill® (formerly known as ArteColl), a non-reabsorbable injectable wrinkle filler, and Sculptra™, an injectable product made ofpoly-L-lactic acid filler.
Information on this page is not a substitute for medical consultation or advice. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss the best treatments for you.