Reduce the Signs of Aging with Radiesse
- Posted on: Aug 30 2019
Over time, the skin loses elasticity, the ability to retract when stretched. This loss is one of the contributing factors to lines and wrinkles, not to mention the jowls that worsen each year. While there are precautions that one may take to minimize the effects of aging, such as protecting their skin from unnecessary UV damage, the progression of physical changes in the body cannot be stopped altogether. For this reason, aesthetic treatments that smooth lines and wrinkles have become increasingly popular. Injectables make up a large percentage of the professional treatments that are conducted today. Here, we want to discuss how Radiesse reduces various signs of aging.
The Science Behind Radiesse
Most dermal fillers that are well-known today are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid works by binding to water molecules. The insertion of hyaluronic acid into lines or areas of deflation brings an abundance of water into tissue, providing fullness where needed. Radiesse is not a hyaluronic acid filler. This product is made of tiny particles of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA). These particles are suspended in a water-based gel. When injected under the skin, these microspheres immediately add volume. This reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
This sounds just like the action of hyaluronic acid, right? There’s more. After Radiesse treatment, the CaHA particles that reside in the skin stimulate the fibroblast cells to make more collagen. Over time, the Radiesse particles get absorbed by the body but new collagen fibers take their place. The dual action of volumizing and stimulating collagen production makes Radiesse a great long-term filler. Many patients repeat treatments every few years.
Good Candidates for Radiesse
Like hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Radiesse is an excellent treatment option for individuals experiencing mild to moderate cosmetic aging. The non-toxic CaHA spheres are safe and effective for most people and are popular among a wide age range of mid-thirties to sixty and beyond. Because of the structure of Radiesse, this filler may also be a good option for people with thicker skin.
Beauty is not something that needs to be left behind as we age. Nonsurgical treatments like Radiesse and other injectables can help anyone address concerns like lines and creases, undereye bags, dark circles, flat cheeks, and more. Learn more about facial rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation in our St. Louis office at 314-567-3567.
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