Your face changes as you age. Filling in wrinkles by adding volume can enhance your appearance. Even if you don’t have wrinkles, you may want to fill in some of those deep smile lines or use Radiesse treatment for scars. Radiesse can help you achieve this with a longer lasting result. This soft tissue filler is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a normal constituent of bone. It has been used in Europe and the U.S. for tissue augmentation for many years, for treating deep expression lines, scars, and for lip enlargement. Radiesse has been effectively used to fill smile lines going from the nose to the corners of the mouth, marionette lines (the ones that hang down from the corners of the mouth) and to plump up lips. In addition, it is useful to add volume to the chin or cheeks and in correcting acne and other scars. The benefit of Radiesse is that it lasts 12 to eighteen months.