Of all the effects of aging on the body, facial wrinkles are often the most difficult to hide. The loss of collagen and elastin in the skin as we age causes skin on the face to lose its shape and start sag, causing wrinkles of varying severity in multiple places.
At Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, our medical staff is experienced with several skin types and can find the best wrinkle-reducing treatment for you as an individual, including our Radiesse injections. Contact us today to discuss this or one of our other holistic-based skin treatments.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a safe dermal volumizer used to plump up the skin and smooth away wrinkles for months at a time. It is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres encased in a gel carrier — a compound that, once injected beneath the skin, immediately begins to volumize the skin in the treated area. Additionally, Radiesse continues working to encourage the skin to produce its own collagen. That way, after the body absorbs the Calcium Hydroxylapatite gel over time, what is left behind is your own natural collagen.
Knowing how your skin will react to Radiesse is important to us at Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss clinic. Our functional and holistic approach to skincare not only treats your skin concerns successfully, but it also tells us how best to treat you as an individual. Everyone’s skin is different, and that is why our medically-trained staff will properly assess factors such as your skin’s levels of collagen and hormone production in order to determine the best treatment route.
What Does Radiesse Treat?
Moderate to severe dynamic and static wrinkles can be effectively treated with Radiesse injections. More specifically:
- Smile lines
- “Marionette” lines around the mouth area
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
- Folds around the pre-jowl area
- Chin wrinkles
Results from a Radiesse injection begin immediately and last from nine months to a year. After this time, wrinkles will begin to reappear on the face, but with regular treatment and the benefits of Radiesse’s collagen-boosting formula, wrinkles may appear to lessen in appearance over time.
What Are the Risks of Radiesse?
The possible side effects of Radiesse do not differ from those of any dermal injection, including minor bruising, swelling, redness and itchiness at the injection site. These will heal quickly within the first week. As with any skin injection, there is a risk of infection. Our trained medical staff will assess the overall health and state of your skin prior to treatment.
The continued health and appearance of your skin is important to us. Contact us at Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today to discuss this and our other skin care treatment options with our medical professionals.