Reduce Wrinkles by Stimulating Natural Collagen Production
For too long, wrinkles have been considered an inescapable aspect of aging. With science harnessing the body’s powerful natural processes, however, men and women can safely smooth their faces, creating the youthful contours that match their vibrant energy and outlook.
Dilute Radiesse® is a form of injection used to stimulate collagen in areas which have textural concerns, such as; neck, chest, arms and knees. 2-3 treatments are recommended and is often complemented by skin tightening and/ or resurfacing technologies.
ICLS Dermatology and Plastic Surgery offers the best dermal fillers that work with the body’s natural collagen production engine. Radiesse®® stands out among them for its longevity (up to two years!), unique formula, and subtle but significant wrinkle reduction.
In Oakville, ON, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Sheetal Sapra helps men and women address deep creases and wrinkles with Radiesse®, BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, and many other options. To ask your specific questions about how to reduce wrinkles with Radiesse® and others, don’t hesitate to call ICLS at 800-417-3877. This guide will give you the basic information to get started.
The Role of Collagen in Younger-Looking Skin
While it seems they develop overnight, deep wrinkles and creases take years to furrow your face. They are simply fine lines that deepen. The culprit behind this common sign of aging is the gradual reduction of collagen production.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, making up the connective tissue in many major body parts. Because its protein provides the internal structure that keeps skin taut and also assists in skin cell rejuvenation, collagen is a key aspect of overall skin health.
When we’re young, our bodies produce large amounts of collagen. As skin cells are damaged, the high volume of collagen production ensures that skin cells heal correctly and with minimal damage to layers below. As we get older however, the mechanisms behind collagen development slow. External factors such as sun damage and pollution can simultaneously damage skin cells faster than collagen can be created. Over time, these two forces act on the skin, causing it to lose its structure and sink – creating fine lines that gradually deepen into wrinkles.
To restore lost volume and smooth wrinkling skin, men and women are turning to injectables as a non-invasive and highly effective treatment.
Approved by the FDA in 2006 and used safely since, Radiesse® is a gel containing tiny, calcium-based particles that essentially form a scaffold. This scaffold entices the growth of collagen and supports it once it’s produced. These calcium microspheres eventually break down and are swept from the body via the lymphatic system.
While useful for many skin areas, Radiesse® has become a popular option for patients with deep nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and along the jawline or on the chin.
Why We Recommend Radiesse®
At ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, our experts are committed to providing all patients with state-of-the-art care that addresses their concerns and fits into their long-term aesthetic goals. Radiesse® fillers are one such treatment that we’ve found works well for patients. Some of the reasons we recommend the treatment include:
Most leading dermal filler brands are made from a hyaluronic acid base. In contrast, Radiesse® is the only dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres. When the are injected into the face, they help stimulate the body’s natural collagen production process – helping kickstart your body’s natural collagen generation. As a result, Radiesse® has been shown to provide immediate results that can last up to two years.
FDA-Approved for Diverse Applications
Rigorous testing goes into achieving FDA approval for new treatments. Where some dermal fillers may only be approved for certain areas of the face, Radiesse® is approved for use treatment moderate to severe facial wrinkles across the body, including the face and hands. In Oakville, our specialist has successfully used the formula to address folds and wrinkles around the nose as well as plump wrinkled hands.
High Patient Satisfaction
Simply put, patients love Radiesse®. During clinical studies comparing Radiesse® to hyaluronic acid fillers, participating patients reported greater satisfaction with Radiesse® treatment, citing the longer treatment length as well as natural-looking results. These results and sentiments are further echoed at our plastic surgery practice in Oakville, ON, where many patients rave about how the long-term effects make Radiesse® cost-effective.
While Radiesse® may be among the less invasive treatments available at ICLS, there are still plenty of questions our specialists receive regarding the treatment procedure, recovery, and longevity. Consider the following frequently asked questions when exploring whether Radiesse® is the right choice for you.
Who is a Candidate?
Given the unique treatment formula, Radiesse® dermal fillers are recommended for men and women with moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. These can include deep nasolabial or marionette lines, wrinkles on the hands or neck, and even sagging around the jawline. During your consultation with our specialist, we’ll evaluate the condition of these problem areas to determine whether this treatment is the best solution.
What Can I Expect During Radiesse® Treatment?
Like other dermal fillers, Radiesse® is injected into specific areas via hypodermic needles during an outpatient appointment. For your comfort, the formula is mixed with an anesthetic. Total treatment time is quick and as there is no recovery required, most patients are able to return to work without issue.
When will I see the results of my treatment?
One major benefit of Radiesse® is how the treatment continues to improve skin texture long after injection. With this dermal filler, patients can notice an increase in volume almost immediately after their procedure. As the innovative microspheres begin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production process, more collagen adds greater structure around the treatment site. This creates the long term results our patients are looking for.
How Long Does Radiesse® Last?
Depending on the treatment area and the condition of skin prior to injection, Radiesse® can provide natural-looking results anywhere between one to two years. During your consultation, our specialist can provide you with a more realistic timeline regarding result longevity and touchups.
Are there any side effects with Radiesse®?
As Radiesse® is non-invasive, there is very little recovery associated with the procedure. However, it is not uncommon for patients to experience some bruising, swelling or tenderness around the injection site. These side effects typically do not last more than a few days and usually go away on their own.
Get Started at ICLS
From consultation through touchups, ICLS is committed to providing patients with a personalized treatment strategy that provides long-lasting results. Learn more about how this innovative dermal filler can help transform your appearance by scheduling your consultation with our team today!