RADIESSE™ dermal filler is setting a new standard for facial contouring and augmentation. The filler immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features while continuing to work over time. The dermal filler has patented microsphere technology and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts. RADIESSE™ dermal filler is made of unique patented calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler – they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, leaving the very tiny, smooth microspheres to remain. These microspheres start a process in your body called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen. New collagen production will begin in your own body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site(s).