Radiesse (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine contains particles of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is commonly used in medicine and is a component of bone and teeth. When you inject the dermal filler gel, the particles add volume beneath the skin, supporting the skin and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles or folds. Although the CaHA gradually breaks down within the body, since it had acted as a scaffold for collagen to grow, it leaves behind these collagen fibers to maintain the volume. During the injection itself, the lidocaine in Radiesse (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine acts as an anesthetic, numbing the injection area to reduce needle pain and discomfort that the patient might feel.
Radiesse (+) 1.5ml with Lidocaine usually lasts around 18 months or longer, so your patient should return about every 1 and a half to 2 years for another dermal filler treatment to maintain their results.