Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(2): 165-169
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-861759
Copyright © 2004 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001 USA.


Patrick Flaharty1
  • 1Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, Ft. Myers, FL
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Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)


New injectable agents are expanding the role of fillers in facial soft tissue augmentation. Radiance FN (fine needle) is a new injectable filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. CaHA has been used in various forms as a human implant material with an excellent record of biocompatibility. The early experience with Radiance FN suggests this agent to be both safe and effective in softening facial folds, filling depressed scars, and adding soft tissue volume. Although Radiance FN has been touted as a “longer-lasting” injectable, the true longevity of the product as a facial filler remains in question.