Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in gel (carboxymethycellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. Additionally, the gel carrier doesn't require allergy testing such that as required with other injectable fillers.
Calcium hydroxylapatite has been used in humans for a long time in prosthetic implants in dental, facial, and orthopedic surgery. The longest term studies come from Italy and suggest that Radiesse FN shows promise as a new agent for facial contouring with no serious side effects and reasonable efficacy and durability.
What patients are saying about Radiesse™
"I love the Radiesse it lasts so long and even forget I have a problem."
How long will Radiesse™ last?
In facial applications, Radiesse™ should provide a correction that lasts around one to two years (with an occasional touchup). Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.