As we age, our own natural collagen breaks down and is diminished, leading to a loss of facial volume. This lack of supportive structure underneath the skin leads to the formation of wrinkles. With modern dermatology practices it is possible to improve the appearance with the skin, by reversing volume loss through dermal filler rejuvenation. Facial wrinkles and other signs of aging can be improved upon by utilizing a range of different treatments that offer effective, long lasting results.
For many individuals today, there is absolutely no need to undergo an invasive face lift or plastic surgery. Many people are choosing to skip cosmetic procedures carried out by a plastic surgeon and instead are looking for non-invasive solutions to their problems. Injectable fillers like RADIESSE® can be used instead, to help restore a firmer, youthful look by adding lost volume while promoting the increased production of collagen for continued improvements in our patients.
How Radiesse Helps
RADIESSE® is an FDA approved injectable filler that’s composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, which replenishes the lost collagen under your skin. Using a patented microsphere technology, each injection starts a process called collagenesis, which stimulates the body to produce new collagen and encourages collagen growth around the injection site. At the same time, the microspheres themselves provide immediate volume to fill in visible deep lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Green will evaluate your facial anatomy during consultation and will discuss with you how dermal filler injections may complement your existing skincare regimen. Each injection can be adjusted to compensate for the changes that occur in your face over time for beautiful results that bring out the best in your face at any age.
Where Can Radiesse be injected?
Radiesse is commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines around the nose and mouth area. Radiesse injections works well for areas of the face and lower face, that include nasolabial folds, and marionette lines (also known as smile lines). We will typically recommend Radiesse treatments for these kind of facial lines that require a volumizing filler as this procedure can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve the general contouring of this area.
More Benefits of Radiesse
One of the benefits of Radiesse is that it is quick to administer. Your first treatment should take only a few minutes, and you can immediately resume your normal daily routine and activities. The good news is that with Radiesse there’s no downtime, and there’s also very little chance of side effects or an allergic reaction since calcium hydroxyapatite is a substance that occurs naturally within the body. Radiesse works well for individuals who have a busy schedule and cannot (or do not want to) take time off.
Upon injection, your skin cells grow around the calcium hydroxyapaite particles. Radiesse provides the immediate volume that is needed and under the skin, like a supporting scaffold allowing your own natural collagen to grow. This process of collagenesis continues long after your initial treatment; the results from the dermal filler injections are long lasting and typically last many months to a year in most patients.
Radiesse is absorbed by your body over time and requires no allergy testing. The results are soft and pliable for very natural looking results. After your treatment, you should look refreshed and rejuvenated, with a marked improvement in your appearance. In some cases, Dr. Green may combine this with additional injectables at our New York practice, such as Botox Cosmetic, for more comprehensive results.
If you’re ready for a new solution to correct the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call our New York practice on 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether RADIESSE® may be right for you.