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Facial Filler for Laugh lines

Radiesse® is a dermal filler that restores lost facial volume. This filler can be used to help improve some of the signs of aging and to define facial contours. At the plastic surgery practice of Manuel Peña, M.D., our Naples filler services include RADIESSE® and other dermal fillers such as Juvederm®.

What does RADIESSE® do?

RADIESSE® restores a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. This filler is used to reduce the appearance of:

  • Laugh lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Mouth parentheses (marionette lines)
  • Cheek hollows
  • Facial lines

The active ingredient in RADIESSE® is microspheres of something called calcium hydroxylapatite. This material is also used as bone filler. The microspheres are suspended in a smooth, water-based gel. Both of these ingredients are absorbed by your body over time. The gel is absorbed first, and the CaHA breaks down over the course of a year or longer.*


Results may vary.

RADIESSE® is also used to augment certain areas of your face, often in combination with a chin implant or rhinoplasty. The filler can be injected in the chin, jawline and cheeks to enhance and contour those areas, creating improved proportion and balance between your facial features.

The FDA approved Radiesse® in June 2015 for the treatment of the aging hand. Radiesse® is used by skilled injectors to correct volume loss on the back of the hands. Because Radiesse® is made of calcium particles that resemble bone. The whitish appearance of Radiesse® helps to hide the veins in the hands as well as help to thicken the tissues of the back of the hands. This material also stimulates your body’s own collagen and continues to replace the loss of volume for between 12-18 months.*

Advantages of RADIESSE® Filler

The advantages of RADIESSE® include:

  • Stimulates natural production of collage
  • Results last for a year or longer*
  • Non-surgical
  • Requires no downtime*
  • Visible results right away*

RADIESSE® has the advantage of providing both a rejuvenating effect and long-term facial rejuvenation.* After the filler is injected, it adds volume to your face, smoothing out folds and wrinkles, and creating a more youthful facial appearance.

Over time, collagen surrounds the microspheres of RADIESSE®. Eventually, the collagen should replace the filler as the CaHA breaks down. Collagen makes your skin smoother, more elastic and can improve your complexion.

The dermal filler procedure is minimally invasive, but a local anesthetic may be used to prevent unnecessary discomfort from the injection.*

There isn’t a recovery period for this filler like there is for surgery, such as a facelift. Instead, you can return to your normal activities as soon as you want to, although you may have some slight bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site.

If you are interested in the facial rejuvenation effects of our Naples fillers, including RADIESSE®, please contact Manuel Peña, M.D., to schedule a consultation.

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*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.