Radiesse is a safe and effective, FDA approved dermal filler used for the correction of wrinkles, smile lines, fallen cheek pads and sagging jaw lines. Radiesse provides more longevity than any other leading dermal filler on the market today. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel. This gel is injected into the skin during the minimally invasive procedure. Results are immediate with aesthetic benefits from Radiesse for 9-12 months. For the first 3 months after the injection, Radiesse acts as a typical filler substance. Due to its unique collagen generating properties, Radiesse stimulates new tissue development for an additional year. Temporary swelling occurs near Radiesse injections site for up to 2 days and cannot be used in the lips.