Radiesse™ is designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles in the nasolabial folds (the area between the nose and mouth) and help those affected by lipoatrophy (hollowness in the cheeks). This injectable dermal filler can also be used to diminish signs of age in other areas of the face, as well as add volume to the lips and even improve the appearance of some types of depressed scars. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse™ works to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen and help targeted areas renew and replenish themselves. Injected with an ultra-fine needle, Radiesse™ treatments usually only last about 30 minutes or less. Any bruising or swelling in the treatment areas after the procedure should fade over the next few days, and patients often resume normal daily routines immediately. Radiesse™ is known to have long-lasting results, sometimes even lasting 12 to 24 months.