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Evolence and Radiesse

Chicago, Illinois

The use of collagen injections, or dermal filler injections, has become more and more common over recent years. Whether to erase the signs of aging, remove scars left by acne, or to provide other forms of facial contouring, collagen injections are a safe, fast-working, non-invasive alternative to traditional facelifts.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a structural material that makes up 70-80% of your skin’s outer layers. As you age, collagen depletes, which leads to common signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

Today, many have turned to injectable fillers to replenish the reduced supply of collagen and restore a more youthful appearance to the face by smoothing out lines and wrinkles. At  Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C., Dr. Otto J. Placik, M.D., and his staff provide high-quality injectables to help your look your youthful best.

When you’re considering injectable fillers, you might not think about what type of filler might be best, or even know that there are different kinds. But Dr. Placik and his staff make sure we use the best, most advanced injectables to ensure great results from your treatments.

Two dermal fillers that Dr. Placik and his staff recommend are Evolence® and Radiesse®. Both of these fillers produce long-lasting results and have very low incidence of allergic reactions.


Evolence is made from natural collagen, making skin pre-testing unnecessary, so you can usually get results in a single visit. It’s able to integrate with your existing collagen to add support and strength, and to fill out even deeper wrinkles, such as “smile lines” from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Evolence produces little to no swelling or bruising, so you can get immediate results after a simple treatment. And your new, natural look will last at least six months.


Radiesse is a long-lasting, extensively tested, FDA approved synthetic filler that not only helps erase lines and wrinkles, but stimulates the body to produce natural collagens to enhance its effects and make them last even longer. Radiesse is composed of calcium-based microspheres in a biocompatible suspension, making allergic reactions extremely rare.

Results are immediate, and can be achieved in a single, short visit. Many patients find that the results can last over a year. Less frequent retreatment makes Radiesse an excellent choice for facial contouring, saving you time and money and providing results you’ll be proud of.

To find out if collagen treatments are right for you, and to learn more about Evolence and Radiesse and their individual, unique properties, please contact Dr. Otto J. Placik today for answers to all your questions.

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