As we age, our skin can start to lose volume and wrinkles can start to appear. While there are many ways to address these signs of aging, one of the most popular and effective treatments is dermal fillers. RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are two dermal fillers that are commonly used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these two dermal fillers so you can decide which one might be best suited for you.

What is RADIESSE®?

RADIESSE® is a dermal filler made up of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. It works by providing immediate volume and lift while stimulating collagen production over time. This means that it not only provides immediate results but also helps you maintain a more youthful appearance over time. Additionally, it has been proven to last up to 12 months or longer in some cases with optimal treatment. It’s important to note that RADIESSE® is not recommended for people who have allergies related to bovine sources or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What is RADIESSE® (+)?

RADIESSE® (+) is an enhanced version of RADIESSE®, specifically designed for use in areas where more lift is needed, such as around the eyes or cheeks. It contains all the same ingredients as its predecessor but has been enhanced with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps reduce pain during injections and makes treatment more comfortable overall. Like its predecessor, it provides immediate volume and lift while stimulating collagen production over time. However, because it contains lidocaine, patients may experience redness and swelling at the injection site after treatment that typically resolves within 24-48 hours after treatment.


Overall, both RADIESSE® and RADIESSE ® (+) are excellent options when it comes to treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or correcting volume loss in the back of hands. Both products provide immediate results while also helping you maintain a more youthful look long-term due to their ability to stimulate collagen production over time. When deciding which dermal filler is right for you, it’s important to speak with your healthcare provider about your goals and expectations so they can recommend the best treatment option based on your individual needs. With proper care and maintenance following your procedure, you can enjoy beautiful results with either product!