Age, stress, health condition, genes and environmental factors can cause premature aging that manifests as deep lines and wrinkles in the face, neck and other areas of the body. These imperfections can make you look older than you really are. Many individuals are taking advantage of the availability of dermal fillers that help to fill and smooth these lines and depressions. The Vein and Vascular Institute offers cosmetic procedures, such as Radiesse®, which can improve the appearance quickly and with few side effects.
Dermal Filler Injectables
Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic compounds that mimic natural substances in the body that provide fullness and smoothness to skin. These substances can be injected into the skin to raise tissues and fill in lines, creases and depressions that create an older, tired look to the face. These products have been thoroughly tested and are used widely by physicians to reduce the look of lines, wrinkles and scars. Radiesse® is one of the most popular injectable dermal fillers available for improving facial appearance.
What Makes Radiesse So Different?
Radiesse® is composed of small microspheres suspended in a gel substance. The compound is a bit heavier than fillers that use hyaluronic acid, so it can be used to fill deeper lines and creases. It can be used to correct nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the lips, lines around the mouth and creases that run from the mouth to the chin. Radiesse® can also be used for lines around the eyes. Allergic reactions are generally not a problem, because the main ingredient in Radiesse® is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is found naturally in the human body.
Radiesse® is injected under the skin at points that require more fullness. It is approved to for mixing with lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps to reduce discomfort. The procedure can involve a number of injection sites and can take up to fifteen minutes to complete. Effects can be seen immediately, but the full result of the procedure appears after a week.
What Are the Side Effects?
Most individuals experience no side effects. However, there may be some swelling, redness or itching at the site of injection in some people.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
Radiesse® effects can last up to one year, and in some cases, may last even longer. Retreatment of the affected areas can be done to restore fullness.
If you have deep lines or creases and are considering an injectable dermal filler, contact our office to discuss how Radiesse® can help give you a smoother, younger appearance.