RADIESSE TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Radiesse is a dermal filler commonly used for severe wrinkles on the face, such as nasolabial folds. Dr. Zuckerman also uses it to rejuvenate and add volume to aging hands. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid fillers like Juvederm or Voluma, Radiesse is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, Radiesse adds instant volume, and for the first three months approximately acts similarly to other dermal fillers like those that are Hyaluronic Acid-based. Over time, the Radiesse microspheres stimulate the production of the body’s own collagen. The gel itself is ultimately absorbed by the body as it metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, which leaves behind only the newly produced collagen.


View of hand rejuventation patient. Treatment performed using Radiesse. Reduces the prominence of aging metacarpal bonds, tendons and veins caused by aging. (Note: due to poor photography, light in the after image has been slightly altered to be comparable to the before image.)

Before and after treatment comparison of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s Radiesse hand rejuvenation patients in New York City. Patient treated with 1cc of Radiesse per hand. Images taken on the day of treatment. Patient treated with 1cc of Radiesse per hand. *Lighting in the after image was altered due to poor photography to match lighting in the before image.


Treatments & Uses of Radiesse®

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuckerman has hundreds of hours of injectables experience and
is an expert injector of Radiesse®. In his practice in New York City, the most commonly requested treatments using this injectable include:

Nasolabial (the “Parentheses” Around the Mouth) Folds Rejuvenation

Like Juvederm, Dr. Zuckerman can use Radiesse for filling in the parentheses, or folds, around the mouth.
Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Nasolabial (the “Parentheses” Around the Mouth) Folds Rejuvenation.

Hand Rejuvenation

Radiesse is Dr. Zuckerman’s injectable of choice to to immediately restore volume loss in the back of hands for smooth, natural-looking results. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Hand Rejuvenation.

Jawline Contouring

Like Juvederm and Sculptra Aesthetic, Dr. Zuckerman can use Radiesse to lift and add definition to the jawline to ameliorate the formation of jowling. Learn more about Dr. Zuckerman’s Jawline Contouring.




Radiesse® injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulation product and packaging.

Radiesse injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulation product and packaging. Source: MERZ Aesthetics. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Treatment Longevity, Downtime & Preoperative Care with Radiesse®

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Treatment Longevity

Treatment results are seen immediately and last approximately 1 year to 18 months.

Downtime / Recovery

Radiesse involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There can be bruising for 1-2 days post treatment, which then subsides, but most often with Dr. Zuckerman’s expert technique, he is able to minimize or eliminate such bruising.

Pretreatment Guidelines

A few precautions before undergoing Radiesse injections are techniques to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before and a day after; don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day after; refrain from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost 

$900 per vial (Most patients require one vial, but depending on treatment may require two.)



In this video, Dr. Zuckerman performs a hand rejuvenation treatment for one of his patients using Radiesse.


Frequently Asked Questions About Radiesse®


Should I visit a doctor for Restylane injectable treatments in New York City?
If you visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery for your injectable treatment, you can be certain that Dr. Zuckerman will recommend and perform the best treatment option for you in a safe and comfortable manner. In general, the use of injectable fillers has become so widespread that unfortunately not only may your injector not be a board-certified physician, if you undergo injections in a non-medical setting, an injector may have little formal medical training. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for these injections (if you aren’t able to visit Zuckerman Plastic Surgery!). In New York City, there many options for injectables treatments, and many medical offices also offer injections by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant (PA), often at a lower price. These injectors are required to be overseen by a physician, so if you are considering these practitioners due to price, Dr. Zuckerman recommends that you confirm with the office ahead of time that there is a physician on the premises and inquire to what degree the physician oversees the injector’s activities.

Who should not use radiesse?
You should not use radiesse if you have an allergy to any ingredient of the product, including lidocaine, if you have a history of severe allergies, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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