What types of facial aging is Radiesse best suited to treat?
If you are considering dermal filler to smooth wrinkles and firm skin tone, you may be overwhelmed by the choices available throughout NJ area. Many brands have several different primary ingredients as their base, but their uses overlap and there are key differences in the length of their effectiveness. One of the longest lasting fillers available today is Radiesse®, formerly marketed as Radiance, which was FDA approved in 2006.
Radiesse is the only dermal filler that offers immediate replenishment of lost skin volume – up to an 80% improvement – while re-stimulating natural collagen production. Collagen is the protein that comprises a large part of our skin and is responsible for its youthful tone and elasticity. Collagen depletion is what gives skin a “crepe-paper” appearance. Studies have shown the benefits of Radiesse to extend well beyond one year.
The key component in Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is formulated into a very thick gel. This calcium compound supports collagen regeneration and rebuilds the collagen fiber network within our skin. The filler is biocompatible, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and is delivered with a mix of lidocaine anesthetic to relieve any discomfort.
Radiesse is most often used to soften facial creases and deep wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, and nose, and diminish certain types of scars. A popular application for Radiesse is in the nasolabial fold area that creates the dreaded “smile lines.”
The injectable gel is of a thick consistency that makes it very amenable for the doctor to reshape and re-contour the face to remove the appearance of lines and add more volume to skin in areas of the face that have become excessively hollowed, or flat from aging,
It is not recommended for thin skin areas such as under the eyes or the delicate décolletage area, due to its dense consistency that could cause lumpiness.
Before undergoing any type of dermal filler treatment, consult with a qualified dermatologist. Dr. Jeanine Downie can expertly counsel her patients about the myriad of options available, what conditions they are most suitable for, and which option will provide the optimal results for you. The products are of the highest quality and safety standards, and are administered in a professional, state of the art clinic by one of the nation’s top dermatologists.
Contact Image Dermatology today for a consultation at (973) 509-6900.Back to Radiesse Page