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What is RADIESSE Dermal Filler?
RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard for facial contouring and augmentation. It immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And it continues to work over time. It has patented microsphere technology and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts.

How Does RADIESSE Dermal Filler Work?
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of unique, patented, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler - they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, but the very tiny, smooth microspheres remain.

Once injected, RADIESSE dermal filler starts a process called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen. It stimulates collagen production in your own body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site. In many cases, results may last up to a year or more.

Is RADIESSE Dermal Filler Safe?
In years of rigorous clinical testing and use by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, RADIESSE dermal filler has been proven to be safe and effective.

RADIESSE dermal filler is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. Additionally, it does not contain any animal- or human-derived components and it has a minimal risk of allergic reaction.

After injection, RADIESSE dermal filler will not migrate to other parts of the body. Over time, it degrades naturally into calcium and phosphate ions that are safely metabolized by the body’s own processes.

Has RADIESSE Dermal Filler Been Reviewed BY A Notified Body?
Yes. RADIESSE dermal filler has received CE mark certification. It has also received two US FDA approvals, and a number of US FDA clearances.

How Is Treatment With RADIESSE Dermal Filler Performed?
RADIESSE dermal filler is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Treatment typically takes place in a physician’s office with the use of a local anesthetic.

Will I Need A Skin Test?
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of a synthetic, biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. Because RADIESSE dermal filler does not contain any animal- or human-derived components, there’s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction. That means you do not need to undergo skin allergy testing prior to treatment. However, if you believe you are having an allergic reaction to RADIESSE dermal filler, seek medical attention immediately.

Does it hurt?
Physicians use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure patient comfort. Please talk to your physician about which techniques are right for you.

Are There Any Side Effects?
There have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual usage. However, you may experience some common injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.

What If I'm Taking Medication?
Patients may need to refrain from taking some medications and supplements for a few days prior to treatment. If you’re taking medications or supplements, please tell your physician before receiving treatment.

How Soon Can I Expect Results?
You’ll see results immediately after treatment. RADIESSE dermal filler continues to deliver results over time as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results may last up to a year or more in many patients, which may result in fewer office visits for retreatment.

How Quickly Can I Return To My Normal Activities?
Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment. Other patients may need more time for recovery. By 24 hours after treatment, most swelling and redness will have subsided.

How Long Will My Results Last?
Treatment results last up to a year or more for many patients. Individual results may vary, depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate, so be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.

Will RADIESSE Dermal Filler Become Hard Or Noticeable To The Touch?
No. RADIESSE dermal filler stays soft and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.

Is RADIESSE Dermal Filler Permanent?
No. Treatment results last a long time, but they are not permanent. The tiny, calcium-based microspheres in RADIESSE dermal filler eventually break down into calcium and phosphate ions. These ions are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in place.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one treatment. To ensure your satisfaction, your physician may schedule a follow-up visit, where a touchup treatment might be recommended.

How Much Does RADIESSE Dermal Filler Cost?
Because treatment is customized for each patient, the cost varies. In general, the cost of RADIESSE dermal filler is comparable to that of similar fillers. The results may last up to a year or more for many patients. That means you may need fewer office visits for retreatment, which could save you money and time. Consult your physician for a recommendation as to how RADIESSE dermal filler can best meet your individual needs.

Where Can I Get Treatment With RADIESSE Dermal Filler?

Thousands of physicians worldwide have been trained to provide treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler. To find out how treatment could benefit you, please contact a qualified physician in your area.

Treatment areas

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines, or oral commissures, are facial lines that extend down from either side of the mouth. These lines can create a serious or sad expression, even when your face is at rest.

RADIESSE dermal filler corrects these lines immediately, and continues to correct them over time. Published independent studies show that a typical treatment for marionette lines lasts approximately 14 to 15 months, with no recommended touchup prior to that time.1 With a touchup, the benefits of RADIESSE dermal filler last even longer.

Smile Lines

Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, are the lines and creases that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Smile lines begin to appear more prominent with age, framing the mouth and creating an older, tired, or unhappy appearance.

Until recently, treatment options have been limited to invasive surgical procedures, like facial implants, and short-acting fillers that require multiple touchups to maintain results past a few months. But now, clinical studies prove that treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler is a long-lasting, noninvasive option that delivers a natural look that lasts. A typical treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler for nasolabial folds lasts a year or more in many patients, with occasional touchups recommended prior to that time


RADIESSE dermal filler can quickly improve the appearance of the nose, without invasive surgery and weeks of downtime. Treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler (known as non-surgical rhinoplasty) can build up the bridge of the nose, camouflage a hump, balance an asymmetry, correct defects, or shape the nose tip.

You’ll see results immediately and over time. In fact, published articles reflect that Patient and Physician satisfaction with the result lasted approximately 1 year, and with no significant adverse events observed.1 Physicians correcting for nasal deformities have experienced high patient satisfaction and long-lasting results.


As we age, we start to lose fat in our faces. This is often quite noticeable in the cheek area. RADIESSE dermal filler is ideal for adding volume to cheeks, or malar and submalar enhancement, because it can be used to treat large surface areas in one procedure. The result is a healthy-looking, contoured cheek area, like that of more youthful faces.


RADIESSE dermal filler can give you a smoother, firmer chin that complements your other facial features. Reshaping and contouring the chin to create more definition is a quick, easy, in-office procedure. RADIESSE dermal filler also effectively augments a weak chin, offering a non-surgical alternative to a chin implant.

Mental Crease

A mental crease is the deep line that forms under the bottom lip. RADIESSE dermal filler can successfully correct the mental crease, without invasive surgery and without affecting the surrounding tissue.

Jaw Line

As skin loses elasticity over time and gravity pulls facial muscles downward, facial aging is often noticeable at the jaw line. RADIESSE dermal filler is an excellent choice for reshaping and contouring this area. The result is a smoother, firmer jaw line that gives your face a more youthful appearance.

As skin loses elasticity over time and gravity pulls facial muscles downward, facial aging is often noticeable at the jaw line. RADIESSE dermal filler is an excellent choice for reshaping and contouring this area. The result is a smoother, firmer jaw line that gives your face a more youthful appearance.


The hands reveal more than just gestures and thoughts - they announce our age as well. The aging process is most noticeable in the hands as skin becomes lax and wrinkled, and as underlying structures such as bones and veins become pronounced. RADIESSE dermal filler can rejuvenate the hands by adding volume to deliver a more youthful appearance.

An independent study led by Dr. Mariano Busso reports “a novel, noticeably less painful approach to treatment of the hand ” with RADIESSE dermal filler.

Facial Lipoatrophy

HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, sometimes called facial wasting, can result in sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, and indentations in various areas of the face. RADIESSE dermal filler adds volume to correct the signs of facial fat loss and restore a healthy, natural look, immediately and over time.

Comparing dermal fillers

The unique composition of RADIESSE dermal filler allows it to work with natural tissue in a way that other fillers can’t. RADIESSE dermal filler contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres and starts the process of neocollagenesis. It stimulates a steady growth of the body’s own collagen, which produces longer-lasting results.

Collagen. Regardless of the commercially available type used, effects only last an average of three to six months. Skin sensitivity testing is required for most brands.

Hyaluronic acid. Over-correction is required in many areas. Typically requires 1.5-2X volume of material for the same cosmetic result as RADIESSE dermal filler. Effects may last up to a year, depending on the brand.

RADIESSE dermal filler is an excellent alternative to other fillers. There is no skin allergy testing or special mixing required, which eliminates treatment delays, and physician and office staff downtime. RADIESSE dermal filler provides a one-to-one correction, allowing you to achieve optimal results with a relatively low volume of material.

Because RADIESSE dermal filler adds volume immediately, patients see positive results before leaving your office. And these results are long-lasting – up to a year or more for many patients. That means they need fewer office visits for retreatment, making RADIESSE dermal filler a more cost-effective solution over time.