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Radiesse is a calcium-based injectable filler. Calcium hydroxylapatite is biodegradable and is safely absorbed by the body over time. This filler can be used in many of the same areas of the face as HA fillers to correct age-related volume loss, enhance specific areas, and reduce facial wrinkles. Its unique characteristics also make it a go-to product for rejuvenation of the back of the hands, where volume loss is very apparent as part of the aging process on many people.

Radiesse works by helping to replenish the protein collagen, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is slowly depleted over time. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s youthful glow and vitality, thus working with Radiesse is a way to return aesthetically to the suppleness and resilience of earlier years.

Dr. Rapaport will provide you with his recommendation of which type of filler would be best for your particular anatomy and circumstances. Dr. Rapaport, a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in New York City, is very experienced using Radiesse for hand and facial rejuvenation.

Uses for Radiesse for the face:

  • Restore lost volume in the cheeks/midface and other areas of the face
  • Restore lost volume in the temples
  • Make the jowls appear less pronounced
  • Smooth wrinkles and folds
  • Improve droopy mouth corners
  • Reduce nasolabial folds (folds around the nose)
  • Perform non-surgical rhinoplasty (make the nose appear more narrow or more straight)
  • Perform non-surgical chin augmentation

Advantages of Radiesse include:

  • FDA approved for safety and effectiveness
  • Ongoing customer satisfaction
  • No downtime
  • No surgery
  • No anesthesia
  • Works well in tandem with other cosmetic treatments
  • May sometimes substitute for using facial implants
  • Rapid results
  • Fortifies collagen reserves
  • Invigorates, tightens and boosts
  • Brief procedure time
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Long-lasting results

How can I prepare for a treatment?

No allergy testing is needed. Before having any Radiesse injections, patients should avoid using aspirin products, Vitamin E supplements and other medications that can thin the blood and may increase bruising.

During treatment

Before the procedure, areas of the face or hands are marked with a surgical pen to specify just the right placement of the needle. A topical anesthetic is then applied to ensure your total comfort and peace of mind. Next, the doctor will use an ultra-thin needle to inject Radiesse into the target areas. The process is minimally uncomfortable, and you can enjoy videos or music while Dr. Rapaport employs a highly detailed and precise injection strategy to produce in stunning outcomes.

Why choose our practice?

Receiving injectables may appear like "no big deal", prompting countless day spas to offer them as part of a skin regimen, but there is actually an art and a science to performing non-surgical procedures. With one of the best consummate surgeons – Dr. Rapaport – on hand to design your personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique anatomy, results are nuanced, specific and elegantly natural.

Dr. Rapaport possess years of training in cosmetic facial techniques that aim to both enhance the appearance in the short term, but also to preserve the longevity of your results, saving you time and money. Safety is also of the utmost importance at our practice. With treatments by a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rapaport, you are ensuring that each injection is done with painstaking attention to detail in the safest manner possible.

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We are excited to announce that as of June 8th, 2020, our office will be open for ALL appointment types including Surgery, Cosmetic Injectables, Earlobe Repairs, Mole Removals, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Morpheus8, miraDry, Skincare services, and more!

During this time, we are still encouraging virtual consultations & follows up as an initial step prior to an in-person appointment. We are requesting that established patients virtually consult/review their treatment plans with Dr. Rapaport or a medical aesthetician in advance of their scheduled treatments/procedures. We will be providing you with specific procedure-related instructions prior upon scheduling. If you left a deposit for a treatment and have not yet been contacted by our staff, please call, or e-mail our office so that we may get you scheduled.

Dr. Rapaport & his team have been working diligently to get our office prepared for our re-opening. Our main priority is the health and safety of our patients and staff. Thank you for following our guidelines and being so patient. See below for our re-opening guidelines:

  1. Please take the time to thoroughly read and complete our updated Appointment Policies, COVID-19 Patient Protocols, ASAPS COVID-19 Consent, and COVID-19 Patient Screening Questions. These forms will be sent via email and must be completed prior to your appointment. This will help to screen patients and ensure social distancing in the office.
  2. When we contact you, please let us know if you are or have been sick in the last 3 weeks, have been in close or prolonged contact with anyone who has been sick during that time, or have travelled outside the United States, or have returned from the following states within the last 14 days that have been added to the high covid risk government list including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. Specific symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, loss of sense of smell and taste, chest pressure, or shortness of breath
  3. Alert us if you have any other health problems that make you more susceptible to developing COVID-19 or are at increased risk. Although our office has implemented additional measures to keep you safe during this time, we encourage you to consult your primary care physician for further instructions on how to remain safe. Typically, patients over age 65 who also have respiratory ailments, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, or are immunocompromised are at greater risk.
  4. Medication refill and product requests: Routine requests for medication refills must be requested electronically through your pharmacy. Should you need to purchase skin or haircare products and would like them mailed to you, please e-mail office@DrRapaport.com or phone us at 212-249-9955.
  5. We ask that you come alone to office visits, if possible. To limit exposure and practice social distancing, we are doing our best to minimize the number of people in the office at one time. If you require someone to accompany you to your visit, he/she will need to be with you at all times throughout the duration of your appointment or they will be asked to wait outside.
  6. Please make sure to bring a mask with you to your office visit. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. 
  7. Please abstain from handshake greetings and keep a “social distance” of 6 feet or more from other individuals when in the office whenever possible. 
  8. As soon as you enter the office you will be asked to use hand sanitizer provided to you upon arrival and departure from the practice. Coat both the front and back of your hands and wrists and let them air dry. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face.  
  9. Please reply to all email and texts that we send you. We are working with limited personnel and resources, so responding to these messages will enable us to keep in touch with you safely. 
  10. We will provide ongoing care remotely using telemedicine. Our telemedicine system will allow us to speak with you, evaluate your face/body/breasts, prescribe treatment, and/or give you advice. We will be contacting you about your existing appointment to determine whether a virtual or in-person appointment is best. 
  11. You can obtain good and reliable information about local conditions regarding the pandemic at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

For any questions and/or concerns, please call our office at 212-249-9955 or email us at office@DrRapaport.com. We know each of you are eager to get back to your treatment regimens, so we will be extending our hours to accommodate everyone as best we can while maintaining health & safety protocols!

We thank you for your continued support & confidence in Dr. Rapaport and our staff the past few months. We look forward to welcoming you back to our office!

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