No matter how well you care for your skin, no matter how creative you are in avoiding direct exposure to the sun, sooner or later, aging is going to take a toll on your skin. Skin is an organ – your largest organ – and that means it’s subjected to the same age-related changes that affect the rest of your body. And at some point in time – usually somewhere in your 30s or 40s – you start to notice your skin doesn’t “bounce back” like it used to, or maybe a few lines and creases are starting to appear around the mouth and nose. These are all natural changes – but just because they’re natural, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to fight back and keep looking as young as you feel.
What Causes Wrinkles and Volume Loss?
Everyone knows sun and other environmental exposures, chronic stress and illness can cause skin to look and feel older. But there are internal factors that also play a role. As skin ages, it produces less and less collagen, one of the components of skin that helps it stay firm and resilient. Collagen fibers form strong networks inside the skin, offering support that helps your skin “bounce back” when you touch it. When less collagen is produced, the networks become weak and thin, and skin begins to sag and become less responsive to pressure. Eventually, “hollowed out” areas form and lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Ideally, you want to address these issues in two ways: First, by adding plumpness in areas of sagging and beneath lines and wrinkles to help smooth skin and make it appear more resilient; and second, by promoting the growth of new, healthy collagen so skin looks revitalized and rejuvenated over time. And that’s where Radiesse® can help.
Radiesse: More Volume, Fewer Wrinkles
Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that can offer natural-looking, noticeable improvements in the way your skin looks, filling in lines and wrinkles while also restoring volume in areas where the skin has begun to sag.
Radiesse relies on a special gel-like formulation that contains microparticles of a naturally-occurring substance called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). These tiny particles help restore volume immediately by plumping up areas where volume has been lost in gently filling in wrinkles, lines and creases so skin looks smoother and feels more resilient. Plus, they help stimulate the production of natural collagen in the deeper layers of skin so skin rebuilds itself over time, even after the microparticles have been safely absorbed by the body.
Radiesse can be used in throughout the face to treat static wrinkles that form as a result of aging and sun exposure, including the nasolabial folds and “marionette” lines around the nose, mouth and chin, plus it can be used to add volume to the cheeks and other areas where volume has been lost. Radiesse is also used to restore a more youthful look to hands, helping to hide the “vein-y” look that can develop with age.
Schedule a Consultation
Radiesse injections typically take less than a half hour and there’s no downtime, so you can get back to your regular activities right away. To learn more about Radiesse and any of the other fillers and injectables we offer, call the Vein and Vascular Institute at 856-309-8346 and schedule a consultation today.