At New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, we offer RADIESSE, a biostimulator that contains an active ingredient called CaHA that stimulates natural collagen production when injected into the skin. The results appear gradually, look natural, and can last a year or longer.
What Is RADIESSE Used For?
RADIESSE is a collagen-stimulating filler designed to restore volume to different areas of the face and the backs of the hands. The active ingredient forces the body to produce more collagen to treat and reverse the most common signs of aging and other aesthetic concerns.
Smile lines form around the mouth due to aging and natural volume loss. These lines can be light, moderate, or severe, and moderate to deeper lines can turn into nasolabial folds. This collagen-stimulating injectable can restore natural volume to the area around the mouth to smooth all types of smile lines.
A Downturned Smile
As you age, oral commissures can form at the corners of the mouth, creating a downturned smile and can make you feel and look older than you are. RADIESSE injections into the area around the mouth can restore natural volume to improve the appearance of your smile and help you achieve natural-looking results.
Marionette lines run along the sides of the mouth and also form from volume loss. These lines are typically visible even when the skin is at rest. Still, we can treat them with this collagen-stimulating injectable to force the body to increase collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin to smooth these lines long-term.
Pre-jowl folds form on the lower half of the face as the body decreases collagen production and the skin loses elasticity. This cosmetic injectable can effectively treat pre-jowl folds and restore structure to the skin by increasing natural collagen and elastin production in the area.
Not only is the middle half of the face affected by volume loss but so too is the jawline. As you age, volume loss can cause the jawline to lose its definition. We can use this dermal filler to restore that definition to your jawline and contour the area with the right amount of product to stimulate natural collagen production.
The Backs of the Hands
As you age, your face and body begin to exhibit the effects of volume loss, including the hands, which are very susceptible to aging. The skin on the hands becomes thinner, and bones, tendons, and veins become more visible, giving the hands an aged appearance. This collagen-stimulating injectable is unique in that it can add natural volume to the backs of the hands to restore a youthful appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does It Work?
Collagen is your body’s natural dermal filler, but over time, collagen production decreases, resulting in decreased skin volume, leading to facial folds, lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas. As the skin gets thinner and weaker, the signs of aging become more apparent. This filler reverses aging by forcing the body to increase natural collagen production.
What Happens During a Treatment?
RADIESSE treatments are similar to any other dermal filler injection. First, we will cleanse your skin and then administer the necessary amount of product into your desired treatment areas. We can treat one or multiple areas during your appointment as needed. Injection appointments are relatively quick, and once they’re over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Unlike other dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid-based gel formulas to target cosmetic and aging-related concerns, RADIESSE uses an active ingredient that stimulates natural collagen production. You may notice some improvements in the appearance of your skin after treatment, but you won’t notice immediate results.
The best results are typically visible within the first few weeks following treatment as the body responds to the active ingredient, increasing natural collagen production at the treatment site.
Can It Be Combined With Other Treatments?
This dermal filler can be combined with other anti-aging injectables for optimal results. At your initial consultation, we can discuss all the areas you want to treat and then design a custom-tailored treatment plan with the right injectables or professional skincare treatments to naturally reverse the aging process and improve the health and appearance of your skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The best candidates for RADIESSE are patients looking for a natural and effective cosmetic injectable that can increase their body’s natural collagen production to fill hollow areas, smooth lines, and folds, or restore, volume to the backs of the hands. We can give you more details about this cosmetic injectable and how it can meet your needs at your initial consultation.
Learn More About the Benefits of Biostimulators
Volume loss is a normal part of the aging process, but there are ways to delay it and even increase natural collagen production. If you want to learn more about this RADIESSE and how it can naturally restore youthful-looking skin, we can give you more details and answer your questions. Contact us today at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, to schedule your initial consultation.