Radiesse

“Radiesse stimulates collagen production and thickens the dermis of the skin that has been damaged and thinned by aging and sun exposure. Radiesse is an excellent choice for patients who have lipoatrophy from weight loss, illness or from genetic predisposition. Radiesse is a firmer product than HA fillers and gives more correction per syringe. It is an excellent option for aging hands.”
- Dr. Lupo
There are some benefits to be gained from a good home skin care regimen that includes moisturizers, serums, and creams. The daily application of such products can keep skin looking better by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing discoloration. There are limitations to topical products, however. They cannot replenish volume that is lost with time. With age comes a decrease in the production of collagen and the subsequent loss of facial volume and elasticity, the effects of which may make you look older than you feel on the inside.

In order to successfully reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it is necessary to replenish what has been lost in terms of volume. The Radiesse Volumizing Filler provides the lift needed to reduce the common signs of aging that result from volume loss. This addition of volume is achieved with tiny calcium microspheres that comprise the Radiesse filler.

Dr. Mary Lupo recommends Biodegradable FDA approved Dermal Fillers



What types of fillers do you use?
I use every FDA approved filler in my practice. Except for Bellafill which is a permanent filler.

The other fillers are all biodegradable, meaning that your body over time breaks it down so if you don't like the results and more importantly, as your face changes as you age you can accommodate the changes and keep a more natural look.

Why do you recommend biodegradable fillers?
Everyone is aware of how ridiculous and horrifying some of the long-term cosmetic results from silicon which is a permanent filler can cause. Distortion and over the course of a lifetime because of the facial changes it doesn't look natural anymore.

Therfore, I prefer the biodegradable fillers and I use the Juvederm family.

What are the most favorite fillers that you like to use?
I am a particular fan of Sculptra and Radiesse. And use them in some patients who have a very gaunt look because those are dermal stimulating devices.

These fillers aren’t just facial fillers they actually have been found to stimulate your body's production of your own new innate collagen. So I use the spectrum of fillers that are out there.

How do you use these fillers?
The analogy I would give you is it's like an artist picking different colors on the pallet of their paint is how I use fillers. For example, there are some fillers that I use more superficially that are thinner and I use them because they are less likely to cause any lumping/bumping because of their lower viscosity and their tendency to collect with each other or be cohesive or lumping.

Then I’ll use other fillers deeper. Voluma is a good example of a filler if anybody needs to be injected deeper. Typically, Sculptra and Radiesse are injected a little bit deeper.

Whereas Volbella, Refine and Beletero and the thinner form of Juvéderm called Juvéderm Ultra as opposed to Ultra plus these are used more superficially.

Can any dermatology treat a patient?
The board-certified doctor has the experience and the knowledge of the science behind the filler so that they can choose the appropriate filler for the patient's age, skin thickness, the depth of the line, are you treating a line or a fold or are you recontouring.

So all of those are the things that help me to decide which filler I'm going to use in a patient. And most patients I must say are very young and need a combination of fillers, a deeper one and a more superficial one.

Contact us on : (504) 777-3047 to book an appointment with the board-certified dermatologists to learn more about fillers.
The uniqueness of Radiesse lies in what this filler accomplishes beneath the skin. Upon injection, the calcium microspheres rebuild the structural support needed for healthy facial contours. At the same time, the product stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen for continued improvement. Over the course of several months, Radiesse continues to work within the skin, maximizing the results accomplished from just one treatment. The results that Dr. Lupo achieves in many of her patients last a year or more.

Radiesse in administered with a very fine needle and gentle technique directly into wrinkles and folds on the face for a lifted, more defined appearance. For enhancement in the chin, cheeks, and nose, Radiesse is the ideal non-surgical treatment. This filler is also sometimes used to minimize the appearance of certain types of scarring, and to plump areas on the back of the hands to diminish the appearance of tendons and veins.

Unlike some other dermal fillers, Radiesse cannot be dissolved. The characteristics of this filler are optimal in many situations, but not all. For instance, Radiesse should not be used to augment the lips or fill small lines around the mouth. This means that application is vital to the desired outcome. The experience of the injector is important. Dr. Mary Lupo has served as an educator for dermal filler technique for many years. She understands the proper depth for injections, and helps her patients experience beautiful, natural results.

Regain control over how your skin ages. Contact the Lupo Center in New Orleans for your visit with Dr. Lupo.

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Avoid these medications for at least two weeks prior to injections: Aspirin or Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, “G” supplements (ginko, ginseng, garlic), St. John's Wort and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Celebrex, as they may cause thinning of the blood.

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