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A physician who now specializes in non-surgical aesthetics, Michele A. Finley, MD, administers Radiesse treatments to restore volume and smoothness to weatherworn faces. An injection of up to .8 milliliters of Radiesse's FDA-approved dermal filler infiltrates facial grooves with calcium-based microspheres, which fill in fine lines and wrinkles more effectively than a spackle bath. The solution then bolsters sagging skin from underneath, stimulating a natural production of collagen to nourish cells and keep creases from re-scrunching for up to a year or more. The microspheres comprise materials similar to minerals inside the body, so they are safely metabolized over time. The procedure requires little to no downtime, so patients can quickly return to their normal routines of working, raising a family, or running for president soon after treatment. Clients may also purchase additional syringes for $200 before departing the calming, sand-colored center.