Radiesse

The company which manufactures Radiance has recently changed its name to Radiesse. Radiesse is another of the injectable fillers used to diminish or remove facial lines and creases. It is more effective in the deep creases like those beside the nose. It cannot be used for fine lines like the up and down lines of the upper lip because Radiesse is white in color and could be visible if placed to close to the skin surface.

The biggest advantage of Radiesse over other fillers is its potential to last longer. It can potentially remain in place for more than a year after injection. In most cases it will last at least as long as Restylane.

Radiesse is a synthetically manufactured substance called hydroxyl appatite. This is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies. Because it is synthetic you can not have an allergic reaction to Radiesse.