Do you have wrinkles, fine lines, or acne scars that you would like to get rid of? Aging affects everyone, and its effects on the skin are noticeable. If you’re researching a solution to this problem, you may have heard of the dermal filler Radiesse. This is just one of the non-invasive dermatological treatments we offer here at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR.
You may wonder what Radiesse is and what it has to offer. There are many things that we love about this skin treatment, and these benefits make it an excellent option to get rid of those wrinkles, fine lines, and scars on your skin.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a non-invasive skin treatment that involves injecting a gel-like substance into the skin. This substance stimulates collagen growth, eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
What It’s Made From
The injection consists of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres. CaHA is a compound made of ions of calcium and phosphate. These minerals occur naturally in the human body.
Calcium is typically found in the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of the skin. It plays a vital role in the repair of the skin barrier and the self-replenishment of the skin cells that keep the skin looking smooth and youthful.
Among other functions, phosphate is used by the body to make proteins that repair and regrow tissues and cells. So this mineral plays an important role in cell turnover, which helps to fight the aging process of the skin.
How It Works
Once the gel is injected, it will immediately lift the skin and provide volume in the area of concern. As time passes, the CaHA stimulates the collagen that naturally occurs in your body, allowing your skin to produce more of its own natural filler. The oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon in the gel create a structure that mimics the body’s connective tissue.
Because the gel is made of naturally occurring ingredients, it is eventually absorbed back into the body. Once it absorbs, your collagen is left in its place, allowing results to last for over a year.
Radiesse is most beneficial for filling in the volume loss women experience in their cheeks and men experience in their midface. The gel lifts the cheek segment when it is injected into these areas, softening and even removing deep nasolabial folds (the wrinkles between the nose and mouth that resemble “parenthesis”).
It can be used to soften acne scarring or to elevate the nasolabial fold. It can also be molded and used as an alternative to facial implants to re-contour the face, nose, or jawline.
6 Things We Love About Radiesse
There are many benefits to this dermal filler treatment. Both we and our patients love that the injection is safe, non-invasive, convenient, and versatile with natural and long-lasting results.
The ingredients that make up the injection’s gel all naturally occur within the body. This means that it is non-allergenic, so you have virtually no risk of an allergic reaction to the gel. In fact, it is one of the few dermal fillers that does not require allergenic testing before use.
Because of the nature of the injection, no surgery or hospital stays are required for treatment. You can have the treatment completed without the need for anesthesia or any of the potential complications that come with surgery.
One of the things we love the most about this treatment is how convenient it is. The treatment is fast, only taking around 15-20 minutes for the entire session. There is no downtime needed for recovery, so you can return to normal daily activities immediately after the injection. You can even resume strenuous activity and exercise the day after your treatment!
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is primarily used to fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars on the face. However, it can also be used to soften acne scarring, elevate the nasolabial fold, and even re-contour areas of the face. This can allow you to address several problem areas with the same material in different dosages.
5. Natural-Looking Results
Even though the injection will provide immediate volume, it does not cause the “frozen” appearance that some other dermal filler injections may cause. You will still be able to emote and speak normally. And because the gel stimulates the production of your body’s natural collagen, you will be left with natural-looking, youthful skin once it is absorbed back into the body.
Unfortunately, some dermal fillers require you to return every few months for another injection to maintain optimal results. With Radiesse, your body does most of the work overtime as the gel is absorbed.
With your body naturally producing collagen, results can last over a year, and sometimes even two years. This means you won’t have to return for another injection for a long time and will also save you money in the long run.
Getting the Skin You Desire
We know how aging or past acne scars can negatively affect the skin and your self-confidence. Call us at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to help you achieve the smooth, youthful skin that you desire.
If you have more questions about Radiesse and want to see if it is a viable treatment option for you, don’t hesitate to call our office today to set up a consult. We will be happy to take care of your skincare needs.