Question: Can you explain what Radiesse is and what it is good for treating? How long do the results last?
Answer: Radiesse is a calcium-based filler material that is essentially calcium hydroxyapatite which is the same chemical composition of bone in a micronized size and then this is placed within a gel matrix so that it can be injected through a needle. Once injected, the small particles cause the body to wrap collagen around them and this then maintains the volume as long as the particle is present. Over time the body dissolves the calcium-based particle and this can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Therefore the longevity of Radiesse in most the patients is somewhere around a year, but can be more or less depending on the patient.