Radiesse is also FDA-approved as a dermal filler, and is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel. Radiesse not only fills in and corrects smiles lines, fold and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, but it also rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look by allowing the tiny calcium-based microspheres to form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body, without any risks associated with a permanent implant. The results are immediate providing a natural, youthful look. The best part is that Radiesse lasts longer than probably most dermal fillers out there, sometimes more than a year, depending on the location and the individual. There is almost no downtime with usually only temporary swelling and rarely bruising or transient redness to the injected site, to a point where most patients are usually able to return back to work on the same day or following day.