The beauty of Radiesse and other injectables
As we age, the natural structures – collagen and elastin — that support our skin and keep our cheeks looking full and our face soft and more youthful gradually diminish, beginning as early as in our late 30s. The result is the beginning of wrinkles, creases, lines and folds, especially around our mouth and alongside our nose, causing us to look older than our years. For people with more aged skin and a lot of sagging skin and wrinkles, the best solution may be a facelift. For others, however, the answer to a younger-looking face may be today’s safe and fast-acting dermal fillers. Let’s take a brief look at some of the most popular and proven options and the specific areas of the face for which they are intended.
Facial cosmetic surgeons typically have their favorites and may use a combination of dermal fillers on a patient’s face to achieve the desired results. TIP: Make sure an experienced physician or surgeon administers your dermal fillers. Results are beautiful in the right hands. Do not let someone practice on you. Experience matters, especially when it’s your face.
As their website states, RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE injections are administered through a small needle placed under the skin. This filler goes to work immediately to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients. FDA approved. Visit www.radiesse.com for before and after photos.
Juvederm is used to add volume and improve areas of the face where moderate to severe wrinkles and folds occur, particularly around the nose and mouth – the marionette lines, parentheses lines, and lines above and below the lips. Results are immediate and typically last nine to 12 months. To minimize discomfort at time of injection, Juvederm (like Radiesse and other injectables) contains a common anesthetic called Lidocaine that numbs the area and makes the experience quite comfortable. FDA approved. Visit www.juvederm.com to see before and after photos.
Part of the Juvederm family, Voluma is an injectable specifically for the cheek area. This dermal filler lifts the cheeks just enough to alleviate the depressions and hollowed-out look that can occur as we get older.. Voluma can last up to two years. FDA approved. Visit www.juvederm.com to see patient photos.
Restylane is an injectable gel used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). It is also used for filling the depressions under the lower eyelids that can occur as you age. FDA approved. Visit www.RestylaneUSA.com to see patients’ real stories using Restylane.
This unique injectable is designed to smooth the lines around your mouth, such as from smoking, sun damage, smiling and sipping from straws. It is also the first FDA-approved treatment for lips and the fine vertical lines around them – the feathery lines that can cause lipstick to smear and that make your face look older. Visit www.restylanesilk.com to see before and after photos.