Radiesse® is an injectable gel is used to smooth skin folds and wrinkles. The procedure is performed using a small needle injection after the application of an anesthetic. Radiesse® injections have been shown to last for 12-18 months. However, individual results may vary. Radiesse® works to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration, so it’s more than just a temporary filler. This remarkable new technology in maintaining a youthful appearance and advancement in facial line reduction is now available at Advanced Associates in Dermatology.It is made from calcium hydroxyapatite and lasts 1 ½ years. Touch up treatments may be required from time to time. It is synthesized in microscopic spheres for use by injection in augmentation of soft tissue. No skin test is required. You may have swelling and bruising for a few days after the injections.