Radiesse is called a volumizing filler. That’s because Radiesse helps stimulate your own collagen to fill in areas of hollowness and lost volume. It is composed of calcium hydorxyapatite mixed in a gel carrier, and like Juvederm, your body recognizes it as a natural product. Therefore, allergic reactions are extremely uncommon. Because it helps stimulate your own natural collagen production, it offers immediate improvement with long lasting results — often up to a year. Genesis Lifestyle Medical often chooses Radiesse for patients with deeper lines and lower cheek hollowness. Radiesse injections are associated with only minimal discomfort, requiring only topcial numbing agens. Effects are immediate, but continue to improve with new collagen production for about 6-8 weeks.