This episode was a few weeks ago but I thought it was interesting. I generally don’t like Radiesse in the cheeks because I think it looks too stiff and a little wooden when the face is smiling, talking, etc. I use the higher molecular weight Juvederm Plus or Perlane fillers in the cheeks and at the jawline and nothch. But …… I like the idea of Radiesse in this particular location along the jaw bone (mandible) because it’s fairly firm (like a soft cartilage) and it’s being laid right down next to the bone. It reinforces the boney contour there which makes more sense to me than the cheek. I will work with it in that location and let you know what I think in a few months.
As far as how long it lasts? Take that 18 month estimate with a large grain of salt. In most of my patients who’ve had Radiesse with other doctors, the average has been more like 6-12 months. Dr. I