LOGO-INJECTORRADIESSE® is a filler comprised of microscopic beads of a material called calcium hydroxyapatite, the substance which makes the enamel of our teeth hard, and these beads are suspended in a gelatinous liquid called methylcellulose to allow smooth flow during injection. Once injected into the tissues, RADIESSE® stimulates the body to form collagen around the beads, thus creating thicker tissues and more volume. RADIESSE® is an excellent filler to restore volume to deeper tissues, including bony areas like the cheeks, chin, forehead, brow, and nose. Because of the way that it works, RADIESSE® can be expected to last well over a year, thereby allowing it to be considered as “semi-permanent.”