Radiesse is an injectable filler composed of synthetic tiny calcium hydroxylapatite particles in a gel. It is a material similar to that in bone which forms “scaffolding” for tissue in-growth. With time the tiny particles degrade via the body’s normal metabolic processes. Since there is new collagen infiltration around the radiesse™ particles, lasting results can average 12-18 months.
Radiesse has numerous uses including filling in the smile lines and Marionette lines. It can be used to accentuate the cheek area or better define the border of the lip. One of the most recent uses for Radiesse is to treat irregularities after a “nose job”. The clear advantage of using Radiesse as opposed to other fillers is the longevity of the results.