Stress, pollution, exposure to UV rays, and age all lead to our skin losing its elasticity and forming wrinkles. While we can take some precautionary measures to slow down the process of aging, we cannot stop it altogether, and eventually, our skin loses its supple texture.
If age lines are bothering you, you might want to consider getting a cosmetic procedure done to get rid of them. Erasing unsightly wrinkles and age lines has become much easier with the development of new treatments in plastic surgery. Radiesse is an injectable filler that helps to smooth out age lines, giving you younger and healthier-looking skin.
Good Candidates for Treatment
Ideal candidates for Radiesse treatment are between the ages of thirty five and sixty. Because it is a non-toxic filler that does not cause allergic reactions, Radiesse has found to be safe for use by most people.
The Science Behind Radiesse
Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a water-based gel carrier. These CaHA microspheres are non-toxic, non-allergenic, and biocompatible. CaHA has been found to be safe to inject under the skin and will eventually get absorbed by the body.
Radiesse has a dual function and has been found to last longer than other fillers. In the first stage, Radiesse is injected under the skin to help make it look fuller. As soon as it is injected, Radiesse volumizes the skin, reducing age lines and wrinkles.
Over time, Radiesse’s second function begins: the stimulation of collagen growth in the skin. Collagen is the main protein in skin and provides a framework around which new skin tissue can develop.
After a while, the CaHA gets absorbed by the body, leaving behind the natural new skin tissue produced by the body. The actions of Radiesse ensure a more youthful appearance for a relatively longer period of time compared to other fillers. Radiesse treatments have to be repeated every two years or so in order to maintain results.
The Radiesse Injection Procedure
Radiesse needs to be administered by a qualified medical professional in the doctor’s office. The procedure must be carried out under local anesthesia. Depending on the extent of treatment required, the doctor will select the number of injection points. The areas to be injected are treated with an antiseptic.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the doctor will inject the right amount of Radiesse under the dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Most of the results are instantly visible, with full results visible by the end of one week.
Some degree of swelling might be experienced after the treatment, but this subsides within twenty-four hours. Bruising at the site of the injections is a common occurrence and will also clear up in a day or two or with the help of prescribed medication.
The doctor will give you a set of aftercare instructions that should be followed with care. It is usually recommended that patients avoid direct sunlight for a few weeks after the treatment.
How to Find Out More About Radiesse
Learn more about Radiesse treatment – contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kun Kim. Dr. Kim is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology.