Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler to improve the symmetry and appearance of the face where there is fat loss. It is used for temporary facial contouring and to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. It may also be used on the back of hands and earlobes. Radiesse is a synthetic gel formulation that includes particles of calcium hydroxylapatite.

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The calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres provides temporary structural support to areas of the face. The calcium compound is natural found in bones and cartilage and works by interacting with tissue close to the injection site. This supports new collagen fibers, which create contours and add volume.

The efficacy of Radiesse lasts 12 to 18 months on average. It also has a thicker consistency than both Restylane or Juvéderm, which are both are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Injections cost about $950 per enhancement.


Radiesse is injected to lift the cheek pads up for the result of high, rounded apple-shaped cheeks.

Laugh Lines

Creases around the mouth occur when laughing and smiling. Over time they turn into permanent wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, oral commissures and marionette lines. Radiesse is injected to the area to restore volume. This is an example of a patient treated with Radiesse.

Chin and Jawline

Injections along the chin and jawline augment tissue and increase volume. It enhances the chin to add symmetry and definition. Radiesse may also be injected into the center of the chin to alleviate chin folds.


Radiesse is injected to the bridge of the nose to reshape and smooth inconsistencies. This is example of a patient treated with Radiesse.


If injected above the eyebrows, it counteracts sagging of the eyebrow and eyelids. This uplifts the entire eye area.


Flat, hollow temples are evened out with injections. This adds volume to area to smooth any recessions.

Radiesse creates a matrix frame that facilitates new collagen adherence. Tissue growth near injections last two to three months to create new contours and eliminate recesses or sagging.