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Radiesse® is a completely synthetic compound comprised of micro spheres of calcium hydroxyl apatite, combined with aqueous gel. Calcium is a natural substance already found in the body, so Radiesse® causes no allergic reactions or inflammation. In fact, the basic element in Radiesse® has been safely used by the medical profession for more than 25 years. When injected, the cream-like texture of Radiesse® feels soft and natural. Unlike products that lose their effectiveness within only a few months, Radiesse® may provide years of rejuvenation with intermittent touch ups. It is gradually replaced by the body’s own tissue, and slowly dissolves away over years. The results may last approximately 2-3 years. Visit for more information on Radiesse®.

Lower Face Refresh with Fillers!

Both patients, shown here before and after, received treatment with Radiesse® and Belotero Balance® to provide volume and smooth lines and wrinkles. This is also known as a liquid facelift.

Patient #1 Age 50

1 week after treatment
Individual results may vary

Patient #2 Age 45

2 weeks after treatment
Individual results may vary


Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte is an expert injector. He is a board-certified physician in plastic surgery, with almost 30 years of knowing the anatomy, the artistic skills, the talent, and the thousands of patients injected. He has completed over 15,000 injectable treatments at his practice.

The photos below are from a local “cosmetic” clinic run by a doctor who is not residency-trained in plastic surgery. The injections were done by a nurse. This patient was injected with multiple syringes, not to compliment her deficiencies and without any artistic sense, proper selection of filler, or technique.

The patient is kind enough to share her experience and allow us to use her pictures. She was told by the doctor that “This is normal.” No one there knew what to do to correct it or reverse it, nor did they have the materials (which are supposed to be available for an emergency) on hand.

Unfortunately, the law allows physicians to advertise themselves as plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, or even stating they are “board-certified,” even if it is a board in emergency medicine, cardiology, or gynecology. There are multiple “fake” boards that do not require a residency — all they need to do is take a course and pay the dues.

Look for credentials. Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, hospital privileges to do the procedure, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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