How your dermatologist can help you feel more confident with Radiesse
Many adults in Montclair, NJ wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and see a much older version of themselves in the mirror than they expect. Medically speaking, it’s because collagen and elastin begins to decrease as we get older. Without collagen, wrinkles begin to appear, the skin loses its previous elasticity, and the face may appear to sag, elastin loss makes the skin age faster as well. However, patients do not have to simply accept their fate. With Radiesse dermal filler treatment, Dr. Jeanine Downie of Image Dermatology P.C. can restore volume and provide impressive before and after results for patients that want to restore their youthful appearance. Radiesse is a great facial filler for both men and women that looks very natural and can be used in all ethnicities. Off the face, the doctor uses it on the upper part of the arm, and in the buttocks as well. The number of syringes you need depends on how much volume you have lost over the years with aging.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a long-lasting dermal filler that is used to address wrinkles, particularly near the nose and mouth. It can also be used to restore volume in the face and minimize the appearance of scars. Radiesse is a biocompatible material known as calcium hydroxyapatite – or tiny calcium beads like those that create bones and teeth. The substance is tolerated well by most patients. Unlike gel fillers, the substance is a thick paste for deeper folds and wrinkles. Further, Radiesse will stimulate the production of your body’s own collagen.
How is Radiesse administered?
A Radiesse treatment session is generally quick with minimal discomfort. First, your face will be numbed with a topical numbing paste so you can be more comfortable. Next, a specific amount of the filler will be injected just beneath the skin. Most patients notice an immediate change. The results typically last for at least 18 months. However, because aging is a chronic relapsing disease, many patients have lost a lot of volume and opt to have more Radiesse treatments performed during this time to keep their youthful appearance. While the results typically last for two or more years, some patients opt to have ‘touch-ups’ performed during this time to keep their youthful appearance and extend the time between treatments.
What are the benefits of Radiesse?
Radiesse has a number of advantages, such as:
- Long-lasting results: Many fillers dissolve over time. Radiesse results last for 18 months or longer, with only periodic touch ups.
- Cost effective: Because the treatment does not have to be repeated as frequently, it provides a more cost-effective solution to patients who want to stretch their investment.
- Quick and effective: Some dermatology procedures take several weeks or months to deliver the true results. Radiesse, on the other hand, shows an immediate change.
- Safe: The Radiesse substance is tolerated well by most patients. some patients will notice mild redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness but that usually fades quickly and if there is bruising it can be covered by makeup.
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Where can I receive Radiesse treatment?
Deciding who to trust with your cosmetic goals in Montclair, NJ, is an important decision. Dr. Jeanine Downie and her team at Image Dermatology, PC, help patients achieve a comfortable and relaxing experience, that achieves the results they want. Patients who are considering cosmetic treatment begin with a consultation appointment with Dr. Downie where they discuss their perceived flaws, optimal results, and also lifestyle, budget, and timeline. Once all the information has been gathered, the doctor and the patient discuss their options and, together, decide on a treatment plan.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Image Dermatology today at (973) 509-6900.