I had Radiesse injected in this area 3 1/2 years ago and it's still mostly there! I had 2 syringes done (one on each side) & it left me overfilled. every year that passes, I keep checking it to see if it's gone down and it barely dissolves. I've spoken with my doctor about this (the one who injected me) & he said the original studies on radiesse were that it lasted 4 years. Please spare me all you doctors that say "oh, you must have something else in there" or "it can't possibly be radiesse after this long". I can ASSURE you, it's still there!
My body wouldn't produce a big tube of collagen around my mouth & up towards my nose on it's own. I am just so sick & tired of seeing all these plastic surgeons that don't even know the history of radiesse & constantly say "it can't possibly be radiesse after a year". Really? come & feel my face & it explain that.
I SAW the brand name Radiesse when the doctor injected me with it - so I KNOW it's Radiesse. I finally found a doctor that admitted that Radiessse typically will last 5-7 years. So beware everyone! don't ever let anyone inject it into you! it's not reversable, you can't remove it (no good doctor will cut it out of you), and it weighs down your face. it's a horrible filler!