As we age, our face and even our hands can begin to lose volume accompanied by the repetitive muscle contractions that occur as we smile and frown can cause severe folds on our skin’s surface. Radiesse® is specifically formulated to temporarily smooth out or fill nasolabial folds, smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds. Radiesse® can also be used in the back of the hands to restore lost volume and minimize the appearance of veins and tendons. This dermal filler is a low-cost injectable that provides natural-looking results without giving you the frozen face look like other injectables often do.


  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results
  • Short Treatment Time
  • Minimally invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • FDA-Approved

Areas of Concern:

How soon will I see results with RADIESSE®, and how long will they last?

Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last up to a year or more in many patients.

How is treatment with RADIESSE® performed? Is it painful?

RADIESSE is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. RADIESSE is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with RADIESSE mixed with lidocaine.

Where can RADIESSE® be injected?

RADIESSE can be injected in the following locations*:

Smile lines: Also called the nasolabial folds, are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth

Marionette lines: The lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth

Corners of the mouth: Also called the oral commissure, if these are turned downward it can make you look as though you're frowning

Pre-jowl fold: The area on either side of the chin, where skin can sag due to loss of facial volume

Chin wrinkles: Horizontal lines that can form on your chin and distract from your smile

What is RADIESSE® made from?

RADIESSE is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.

What makes RADIESSE® different from other leading dermal fillers?

RADIESSE is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients. Additionally, in clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that RADIESSE patients were more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers. In addition, 30% less RADIESSE may be needed for correction when compared to other injectable gels.

How Radiesse® Works?

Radiesse® is a prescription injection that delivers natural-looking results and has been shown to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe folds around the mouth and restore volume to the hands. It does this by stimulating the body to produce collagen naturally. It does not change the look and movement of the rest of your face.

At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon, our goal is to help our patients figure out the best treatment for their desired results. Our team of professionals is dedicated to using tested and trustworthy treatments personalized to your specific needs. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent, safe, and effective treatments, so you can relax knowing we have your back. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, call us today.