Radiesse is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. The microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in your body. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel and leaves behind your natural collagen.
Radiesse is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can be done over your lunch hour.
Radiesse is FDA-approved and can be mixed with lidocaine to make the means the procedure much more comfortable. In a clinical study, 90 percent of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected when lidocaine was mixed with Radiesse.
Immediately upon injection, Radiesse restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results last up to a year or more in many patients.