Radiesse is a heavier, more durable filler (as compared to hyaluronic acid) used for problems that are deep and advanced in both women and men. The composition of Radiesse is made up of hydroxyapatite crystals. These molecules are, essentially the precursors of bone, allowing Radiesse to be used for deeper problems that require longer-lasting structural integrity. FDA approved, Radiesse is mixed with a numbing agent, making the injections as painless as possible. It is best used for deep nasolabial folds (the folds between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth), deep marionette lines (the lines between the corners of the mouth and the jawline), volumizing and enhancing the cheekbones, augmenting the chin and repairing contouring deformities of the nose (“non-surgical nosejob”). Radiesse lasts approximately up to a year or more. Patients on a regular anti aging facial program such as monthly “Forever Magnifique” treatments usually do enjoy extended life from their injectables. The effect is immediate. Like other volumizing fillers, the product attracts water while concurrently laying down the framework for stronger skin by generating collagen and elastin production.