Ever wondered why our skin sags and gets baggy as we age? It has to do with our natural ability to produce collagen, and the fact that as we age that ability slowly comes to a standstill. Aging and its effects are somewhat out of our control, but RadiesseⓇ seeks to give back some of that control and allow you to enjoy your body’s natural collagen production to the fullest extent. Trained professionals know that our body is still capable of producing collagen even when it has long since stopped producing, so Radiesse is a way of telling the body that it’s time to get back to work.
Interested in Radiesse as a solution to your aging skin? Dr. James DeStephens and our team of medical professionals would love to discuss the benefits of such a treatment with you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
What is RadiesseⓇ?
Radiesse (also known as calcium hydroxylapatite) is an effective dermal filler that stimulates neocollagenesis for younger looking, smooth skin. Calcium hydroxylapatite has been used in the medical field for over 20 years, making it one of the most well-studied dermal fillers worldwide. What Radiesse accomplishes, referred to as neocollagenesis, breaks down into:
- Neo = New, recent, revived, or modified.
- Collagen = The protein found in the connective skin layer that is utilized by the body to maintain youthful skin.
- Synthesis = The process of making something.
So Radiesse literally invigorates the creation of the thing needed to have tight, smooth skin, which also happens to be one of the things we lose as we age. We stop producing collagen in our 30s, and from there our skin becomes more and more saggy and loose. Radiesse is effective at correcting moderate to severe facial lines and folds and rejuvenating sunken cheeks.
Does RadiesseⓇ Have Adverse Effects?
Redness and swelling are the most commonly reported effects immediately after treatment, but these usually resolve in five days or less. Very few patients ever report any side effects other than the temporary and benign redness and swelling.
Am I a Good Candidate for RadiesseⓇ?
Are you interested in reversing some aging changes and achieving facial rejuvenation? If so, Radiesse offers a relatively long-lasting (potentially up to 18 months) treatment that has a high and well-established safety profile. Patients have reported high satisfaction with the treatment with overwhelming positivity regarding the look and feel of the implant. Leave the wrinkles behind and look as young as you feel. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and begin discussing your expectations as well as the benefits of RadiesseⓇ.