Radiesse is a revolutionary injectable filler, approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in treating nasolabial folds. It is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in aqueous (containing water) carrier gel.
The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals occurring naturally in the body. When injected into the skin, Radiesse adds volume and provides correction immediately, and also stimulates production of the body’s own collagen, with results that can last for a year of more after the procedure.
This filler is completely biocompatible and biodegradable. Over time, the body absorbs the gel and metabolizes the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, leaving only your own natural collagen behind. It takes longer for Radiesse to break down than most hyaluronic acid fillers. It has been clinically proven to last for a year or more in most patients.