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What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a cosmetic injection that stimulates natural collagen production, making your facial skin look fuller, smoother, and more youthful. Radiesse is made of a specialized ingredient that activates your body’s innate collagen production processes, essentially reversing the effects of age on your skin. You can undergo Radiesse treatments to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, correct acne scarring, enhance facial volume, make your cheeks look fuller, and elevate your facial contours.

Radiesse Corrects the Following:

  • Facial wrinkles and creases
  • Acne scarring
  • Facial scarring
  • Nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Marionette lines around the mouth
  • Sunken or hollow cheeks
  • Deep under-eye hollows or tear troughs
  • Recessed or weak jawline

How Radiesse Works

Radiesse is made of sterile synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel carrier. When injected into targeted facial tissues, the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that binds your skin tissues together, making your skin look firm, smooth, and youthful. The loss of collagen due to aging is the primary reason for facial sagging and wrinkling. Radiesse restores your skin’s collagen reserves, thus reversing the effects of age on your skin.

Benefits of Radiesse:

  • Injectable treatment for facial wrinkles, hollows, and other signs of aging
  • Addresses the root cause of the loss of facial volume
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Causes minimal pain and discomfort
  • Concludes within 15 minutes
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Resume your daily activities immediately
  • Results conform to your natural facial anatomy and goals
Missoula Wellness Center

The Radiesse Treatment Process


Your Radiesse treatment starts with a personalized consultation with Francienne. She carefully examines your facial skin, discusses your goals, reviews your health history, and curates the ideal Radiesse treatment plan for you. She marks the appropriate treatment areas and selects the ideal units of Radiesse for different parts of your face.


During the Radiesse treatment, the cosmetic provider cleanses your facial skin, applies topical anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience, and marks the injection points. The appropriate units of Radiesse are carefully injected into the targeted facial tissues using small needles. The entire treatment concludes within 15 to 20 minutes.


Radiesse doesn’t produce harsh side effects or complications. You may experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising, but these side effects are temporary, and they’re common to all injectable treatments. You may resume your daily activities immediately, but you should avoid strenuous workouts and physical activities for a day.

Your Radiesse Results

Radiesse will produce instant results, making your cheeks and skin look fuller. But the final results appear gradually over several weeks as your body produces new collagen fibers. While the results take a few weeks to appear, they also last longer than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers — you can expect the results to last for 24 months or more.

Radiesse FAQs

Is Radiesse safe?

Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic injection made of non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable materials. You don’t have to worry about infections or harsh side effects.

When will I see the Radiesse results?

Radiesse results appear gradually over several weeks. You should notice considerable improvements in your skin after about 10 days, but the final results may continue improving for several weeks.

How long will the results last?

Radiesse results last for approximately 24 months — significantly longer than other fillers.

How many Radiesse treatments do I need?

Radiesse results last up to 24 months, so you can get Radiesse treatments every 2 years. Some patients opt for smaller units of maintenance doses several times over the year to extend the longevity of the results and ensure continued improvements.

Will my face look puffy, overfilled, or unnatural?

Radiesse’s active ingredient, calcium hydroxylapatite, gets reabsorbed by the body within a few weeks. Once the active ingredient is absorbed, your body starts producing natural collagen fibers to reverse the signs of aging. Since the results are based on your innate healing processes, they conform to your natural facial anatomy.

Missoula Wellness Center

Meet Francienne

FG Aesthetics & Medicine is led by Francienne, the leading aesthetic injector and nurse practitioner in Montana. Francienne ensures all treatment plans at her medical center are personalized according to her patients’ unique needs and goals. She customizes all treatments to ensure naturalized and subtle results that conform to your anatomy and goals. Please schedule an appointment to explore your Radiesse options in Missoula.

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