Wrinkles and nasolabial folds (creases that are found from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth) can be bothersome to look at. Oftentimes they can make a person appear older than they actually are. This can bring about self-consciousness toward one’s age and the skin’s appearance.

Dr. Greg Chernoff and the skin care enhancement professionals at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA want you to feel comfortable with the way you look. To help you achieve your cosmetic renewal goals and achieve smooth wrinkles and folds, we offer a variety of facial fillers, including Radiesse. Let our injectable lines of dermal fillers help you Look Your Natural Best!

What Is Radiesse?

The Radiesse dermal filler is FDA-approved to smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. This safe and effective injectable is also FDA-approved to soften the skin on the back of the hands. Radiesse is different than other dermal fillers as it replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with long-lasting results.*

As people age, collagen (the main structural protein found in skin) begins to break down, resulting in the loss of flexibility and volume in the skin. Collagen is the key to helping your skin look young and healthy. Over time, the collagen in the skin will repair to a greater extent, resulting in smoother-looking skin.

Radiesse may be right for you if you:

  • Want to rejuvenate the volume of your skin
  • Feel uncomfortable with wrinkles or nasolabial folds
  • Want to improve the appearance of the backs of your hands
  • Do not have any allergies towards lidocaine or the ingredients in Radiesse
  • Do not have a history of severe allergies
  • Do not have a bleeding disorder
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Radiesse?

Radiesse is precisely injected with a fine needle to the targeted facial wrinkles and folds. Radiesse is a unique dermal filler as the active ingredient calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which provides volume and correction to the treated area. Over time, the metabolized CaHA microspheres stimulate your own natural collagen for long-lasting results up to 12 months.*

Patients may experience minor swelling and bruising around the injection site for a few days after treatment.*

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

Is Radiesse Safe?

Dr. Chernoff and his certified Nurse Injectors are committed to ensuring patient safety. Dr. Chernoff has been certified as an injection specialist. He also has been training physicians and nurses on the art of meticulous injection techniques for more than fifteen years now. All patients undergoing injectable treatments are seen one week after treatment to ensure that they are happy with the results.*

Is Radiesse Safe?

How long results last will vary from patient to patient since everyone has different skin. Results from treatment with Radiesse can last a year or more, depending on the patient.*