Tuesday, February 14th, 2023
Of the effects of aging, some of the most noticeable and the most troublesome are lines and wrinkles. These can begin to appear nearly anywhere on the face, in varying levels of severity. Early treatment using dermal fillers and injectables can slow their progression and reduce their appearance.
However, certain lines and wrinkles, like those on the forehead, can deepen enough to form creases even with these treatments. Many treatments used elsewhere around the face can help, but they are often not effective enough, using normal and safe amounts to provide the desired results.
Recently, the FDA has approved Radiesse® to treat moderate to severe lines and creases in the face caused by the loss of volume or fat. Radiesse® differs from other dermal fillers available, not just in the composition but in how it works and the results it provides.
Radiesse® is made from microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite. The microspheres are contained in a gel to create a thicker substance than other fillers. Like the hyaluronic acid found in other fillers, this molecule is naturally produced and located in the body, though its production slows with age.
Since this gel can restore lost volume, it is injected deeper into the skin to provide more outward pressure. Unlike hyaluronic acid, the results from Radiesse® can be seen immediately following the treatment session. The results also last as long or longer than other available treatments.
Not only is Radiesse® helpful in treating moderate to severe lines and creases, but its thickness also makes it a great alternative to some other cosmetic procedures, such as a rhinoplasty, to address certain dermal deformities.
You do not need an invasive procedure to reduce or eliminate the appearance of moderate or severe lines and creases on your face. Radiesse® can help provide the aesthetic enhancement you want, and treatments are easy enough to fit into your overall aesthetic or cosmetic plan. Call the Center for Plastic Surgery in Highlands, NC, at 828-526-3783 or visit www.plasticsurgerytoday.com to schedule a consultation.