Radiesse is a soft tissue filler gel containing very fine calcium hydroylapatite crystals. These crystals are identical in composition to the mineral portion of bone and teeth, so your body recognizes them as natural. When injected into the skin, Radiesse provides some immediate wrinkle correction, but over time, it actually stimulates your body to make more collagen.
Collagen is an important structure that gives your skin support and fullness. Because of this, Radiesse can be thought of as both a traditional “filler” and a “volumizer.” It takes several weeks for collagen to build up, but once this occurs, results typically last up to 18 months. Radiesse is used to correct deeper lines, such as those extending from the nose to the mouth corners (nasolabial folds).