If you’re interested in correcting the signs of aging but don’t want to undergo the stress and extended downtime associated with surgical methods, injectables may be right for you. RADIESSE® is an excellent option for correcting aging hands and a wide variety of facial wrinkles.
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What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is an injectable dermal filler that can be used to correct facial wrinkles. It is also the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of aging hands.
It is unique among the injectable fillers on the market today in that it’s composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel, instead of hyaluronic acid. It is also mixed with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that significantly improves patient comfort and reduces injection-related pain.
How does it Work?
As time passes, collagen and elastin production diminishes within your skin. While this process is natural, it’s responsible for many of the wrinkles and fine lines that crop up on our skin as we age. RADIESSE® works to treat this fundamental cause of wrinkles, stimulating the production of collagen within the body so that your skin can stay smooth and youthful for longer.
RADIESSE® improves your skin by infusing it with CaHA microspheres that immediately plump and volumize it. Over time, these CaHA microspheres are metabolized by your body and replaced with collagen. This sustained presence of collagen is why RADIESSE ® injections are so effective, bringing about results that can last over a year.
What Areas can be Treated?
RADIESSE® can effectively treat several different types of facial wrinkles, including:
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Chin wrinkles
In addition to these areas, it is the only dermal filler FDA-approved for the treatment of aging hands.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re in good health, at least 18 years old, and desire smooth, wrinkle-free skin, you may be a good candidate. However, a consultation appointment is required for you and your doctor to evaluate if RADIESSE® is medically and cosmetically right for you.
You should not receive RADIESSE® injections if you have:
- Severe allergies/A history of anaphylaxis
- A bleeding disorder
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of RADIESSE®
It is also not safe for individuals that are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you’re interested in RADIESSE® and would like to schedule a consultation appointment to learn more about the ways it can help improve your skin, contact Spa Blue today.