Radiesse® is a mineral-based filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a cellulose gel. When injected into the skin, the cellulose gel carrier is absorbed after several months, leaving behind a scaffold of mineral microspheres to stimulate new collagen formation. Radiesse is “thicker” than hyaluronic acid and provides enhanced lift and fill for nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and the “pre jowl” area beside the chin (next to the jowl). When these areas are done in concert, it really rejuvenates the lower two-thirds of the face and creates what is referred to as a “liquid facelift.” Because the product stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production, results can last a year or longer. Some patients may require one or more touch-up sessions to maintain best results.
This product is excellent for use in adding volume to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and corners of mouth, as well as pre-jowl areas. Finally, this product is also excellent for hand rejuvenation. It is not appropriate for use in the lips.