To understand volume loss in the facial aging process think of a balloon that begins to lose air. Without the air, the balloon sags and droops adding to the already deleterious effect of gravity. Stretching the balloon tighter helps to only a small degree, but re-inflating the balloon with air restores the smooth contour of the balloon and makes it look new again. If the balloon represents skin then the air is the underlying fat and bone structure of the face. Radiesse, an injectible filler that has been on the market for 7-8 years and has a very high safety index, is composed of hydroxy-apetite, the building block of bone. Using Radiesse, in the office setting, the bone structure of the face can actually be enhanced. Higher, fuller cheek bones and a stronger jaw line can be achieved in minutes with the Radiesse Lift. Radiesse is well tolerated by the body, does not need to be overcorrected, lasts 1-2 years and is minimally painful to inject. Results are instant with minimal swelling for 24-48 hours and usually minimal to no bruising. Radiesse can also be used to enhance other facial surgical procedures, improving results and shortening surgical operating and recovery time.