Radiesse® in Madison, CT
With the natural aging process often comes lost tissue volume and sagging skin, but you don’t have to live with the resulting fine lines and wrinkles. FDA-approved dermal filler Radiesse® works to naturally increase volume and collagen production, leaving you with a youthful-looking appearance. Rejuvenate your complexion, restore elasticity, firmness, and volume, and enjoy long-lasting results with Radiesse®.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Great skin starts with healthy amounts of collagen. As the most abundant protein in your body, collagen is the main structural protein in the skin, helping keep skin taut and firm. When the skin is damaged, collagen is part of the natural healing process that helps skin bounce back.
While our skin is always producing collagen, aging can slow collagen creation. External factors including sun damage, unhealthy diet, and smoking can also damage skin cells faster than collagen can restore them. Ultimately, this combination of factors can lead to the development of fine lines in areas of collagen deficiency. Over time, these lines deepen into wrinkles.
What is Radiesse®?
Not all dermal fillers are made the same. While recent years have seen a spike in the popularity of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Radiesse® uses calcium microspheres to add volume to the skin. These calcium microspheres not only last longer, but they help create an interlocking framework below the skin and trigger the body’s natural collagen production. As collagen is creates, it develops around the calcium microsphere structure, lifting the skin and smoothing creases from the inside out.
Why do we recommend Radiesse®?
Compared to other dermal fillers, Radiesse® offers several important advantages. The unique formula stimulates collagen production. Other leading dermal fillers add volume by helping skin cells hold onto more water. While this may add some volume in the weeks following injection, this approach does little to address the core cause of wrinkle development.
Your face isn’t the only part of your body to show signs of aging; your hands are routinely exposed to the elements and are subject to sun damage. The hands are often the first part of your body to start showing signs of aging. Unlike other injectables that are only approved for facial use, Radiesse® is FDA-approved for application on the hands as well as the face.
Another reason why we love Radiesse® is how long the results last. By kickstarting collagen production for in the long-term, patients that choose Radiesse® to continue to enjoy collagen production long after initial treatment. Some patients don’t need a touch-up appointment for up to a year following treatment.
As an injectable, Radiesse® offers a non-surgical, non-invasive option for all patients at varying stages of the aging process. With dermal fillers, treatment can be tailored to how a patient is aging, eliminating potential overtreatment with surgery. As there are no scalpels or sutures associated Radiesse® injections, the treatment requires virtually no recovery. Patients can get back to their routine right after their appointment.
Finally, while Radiesse® offers long-lasting results, the treatment is still temporary, allowing patients to age gracefully. As the gel gradually dissolves, new injections can be used to gradually soften angles without running the risk of looking permanently over-treated. By triggering the body’s collagen production process, Radiesse® addresses the aging process at its source.
Before & After
Ideal Radiesse® Candidate
Everyone experiences aging differently. At Aria Dermspa, our goal is to help patients tackle the cosmetic challenges that arise through solutions that are tailored to meet their needs. Our Madison dermatologist has successfully used Radiesse® on countless patients to treat many signs of aging.
External damage and diminished collagen production age the skin quickly, compromising a patient’s overall appearance. Like other dermal fillers, Radiesse® can be used to address deep creases and wrinkles caused by collagen loss. This includes the nasolabial folds (smile lines), vertical lines around the mouth (marionette lines) and lines around the eyes. As Radiesse® helps stimulate collagen production, the treatment helps improve the texture of aging skin by adding firmness and volume.
As collagen production slows, veins and tendons in the hands become more visible, creating the appearance of premature aging. Radiesse® is the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved to address these signs of aging in the hands. In addition to restoring lost volume and smoothing wrinkles, Radiesse® for hands helps shrink the appearance of veins and tendons, allowing patients to achieve the smooth, soft skin of their youth.
Radiesse®’s innovative formula not only replaces missing volume, but it also lifts sagging skin. The unique framework created by the calcium microspheres helps provide a much-needed volume lift from the inside out. As a result, the injectable has become a popular non-surgical alternative to facelifts in recent years, replacing lost volume in the cheeks and recontouring the face to help patients look refreshed and youthful.
Treatment and Recovery
Given the non-invasive nature of treatment, Radiesse® is ideal for patients on tight schedules as well as those who prefer not to spend weeks waiting for their results. Patients come in for a 30-minute procedure then can get back to their routines. Patients may experience some swelling or bruise around the injection site, but this usually dissipates within a few hours.
With Radiesse®, patients can enjoy a noticeable improvement in their appearance right after their procedure. Depending on how much of the gel was used, where it was used, and the condition of your skin before application, results last anywhere from six months to a year before requiring touchups are required. During your maintenance injections appointment, our Madison dermatologist will re-evaluate and identify where the filler should be placed to achieve the natural results you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Improvements can be seen right away and you can typically enjoy your natural-looking results for six to nine months.
There is no downtime associated with Radiesse®. Patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately following a Radiesse® treatment.
The most common side effects experienced with Radiesse® in Southeastern CT are swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site, though these typically dissipate quickly and on their own.
Schedule Your Radiesse® Consultation at Aria DermSpa Today!
At Aria Dermspa, our mission is to provide patients with treatments that enhance their appearance and improve their confidence. With Radiesse®, Dr. Donofrio can help patients take charge of the way they age. To learn more about this innovative dermal filler option, call our Madison dermatology and aesthetic center today and schedule your consultation.
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