Do you have lines appearing on your face that show your age? The loss of collagen in the skin impacts elasticity and volume, allowing for lines and wrinkles to form. Facial fillers offer a quick solution to add volume under the skin to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, but many do not increase collagen. Radiesse is a facial filler that does both and offers long-lasting, anti-aging results for those wanting to slow the aging process.
What are Radiesse Injections?
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which works in two ways as an anti-aging treatment for the skin. First, Radiesse injections add immediate volume under the skin to fill lines and wrinkles. Secondly, it spurs the production of collagen that sustains more volume in the skin and helps improve strength and elasticity. The gel that contains calcium hydroxylapatite is absorbed slowly by the body, leaving behind only the natural collagen in the skin. Results can last for a year or longer before additional treatments are needed to sustain results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Radiesse Injections?
Anyone who has noticed deeper lines forming on their mid and lower face may be a good candidate for Radiesse injections. Smile lines on the nasolabial fold around the nose and mouth, or marionette lines, can be treated with Radiesse. This product is FDA-approved for treating lines and wrinkles and contains lidocaine to help minimize any discomfort from the injections. However, it is not appropriate for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have lines and wrinkles appearing on your face, there are options to create a more youthful appearance. Contact the office of Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in Upper East Side or NYC to schedule a consultation to determine if Radiesse injections, or any of our other cosmetic treatments, are right for you.