Radiesse, Belotero (facial fillers), and Xeomin

South Side Chicago Dentist


What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. This long-lasting treatment can restore facial volume, resulting in a younger looking appearance. Collagen is what gives volume. As we age the face deflates. The loss of volume results in wrinkles and facial sagging. Upon injection, Radiesse volumizing filler immediately provides volume and lift to diminish the signs of aging. It acts as a scaffold under the skin providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in may patients. It is an excellent filler to add volume to the cheeks and for deep furrows in the nasal area.

How does Radiesse work?

As Radiesse is gently injected, it builds up the tissues of the face, reducing folds and creases and restoring fullness. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse does more than just temporarily fill-in facial folds and wrinkles- it restores facial volume for the more youthful look you want.

Is there any downtime?

Radiesse treatments are relatively painless and any minor swelling from the injection typically disappears within 24 hours. Minor bruising may appear after the treatment with a short lasting duration (7days or less). You can comfortably return to normal activities after your treatment.


Belotero Balance Dermal Filler is a soft, cohesive gel that will soften your wrinkles and give your skin a smooth even appearance. It instantaneously plumps your skin so you’ll leave our office knowing it is working for you.

What is Belotero Cosmetic?

There are many hyaluronic fillers on the market but Belotero may hold an advantage over the currently available products due to its ability to treat superficial or fine lines. Some other fillers can cause a bluish hue if they are injected superficially but this is not the case with Belotero. The filler is long lasting. No allergy testing is required. If you are unhappy with the results, it is reversible. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body’s connective tissues. With age its supply diminishes causing loss of volume and wrinkles.


Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD), abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm)for those who have had prior treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), and to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).