As we age, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is to be expected. But they can leave you feeling insecure and not recognizing the face that looks back at you in the mirror. But with Radiesse, you can restore volume in your face and turn back the clock on your skin. At Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ, we can get you looking younger and feeling more confident in no time and let’s answer your questions about does Radiesse build collagen?
This treatment works wonders by encouraging the body to produce collagen, which adds volume and smoothness to the skin. But that’s not all Radiesse does to help you achieve a more youthful, gorgeous look.
Does Radiesse Build Collagen? 9 Things to Know
1. It’s an Injectable Known as a Dermal Filler
You may already know a bit about dermal fillers; they’re substances that are injected into problem areas of the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look. They’re incredibly popular due to the fact they’re non-invasive, quick, and incredibly effective in smoothing and volumizing the skin.
There are a variety of dermal fillers available that feature different ingredients and the one that’s right for you will depend on your specific skin concerns. In the case of Radiesse, it uses a key ingredient called synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa).
2. It Targets Wrinkles, Fine Lines and Sagging
While wrinkles can be caused by any number of factors, from sun damage to an unbalanced diet, or even from moving the muscles on our faces too much, but the primary source of them is almost always aging. We have a naturally-occurring nutrient in the body called Collagen, which keeps our skin supple and full. But as we age, our production of collagen slows. This can lead to skin becoming more coarse and wrinkled, and a loss of elasticity, which causes sagging and can create hollow areas such as in the cheeks.
Many clients cite the corners of the mouth as noticeable problem areas. Over time, the sagging of skin and the pull of gravity can create a down-turned effect on this area, making you look upset or angry when you’re simply wearing a neutral expression. Another common concern is jowls – the drooping skin of the cheeks that start sag over the lower jaw and cheekbones as one ages. Many patients seek to address jowls before they’re fully-formed, as early targeting can stop them from developing heavily.
Luckily, this treatment can be used all over the face to target these concerns and more. Whether it’s upturning the corners of the mouth or creating a more even surface across the jawline, our expert team can ensure that your needs are being met with Radiesse. It can also be used to address several other concerns, including:
- The lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin, known as marionette lines
- The folds that run from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth, AKA smile lines or nasolabial folds
- Chin wrinkles
3. It Uses a Key Ingredient to Produce Lasting Results
CaHa is a lot like the calcium found in your bones and teeth, except it’s synthetic, and in this case, it’s suspended in a gel that is injected into the deeper layers of the skin. Once injected by a member of our expert staff, the compound immediately adds fullness to the injected area, filling out lines and wrinkles and creating a smooth, even texture across the skin’s surface.
What is so impressive about this treatment is how it continues to support the skin long after the injection is over. Unlike other dermal fillers, which are quickly absorbed by the body, microspheres of CaHa are actually left to sit under the skin for a much longer period – as long as a few years. It acts as a kind of scaffolding, strengthening the foundations of the face.
This strength, in turn, encourages the production of collagen naturally in the body, which builds over the CaHa under the skin and eventually completely replaces it as the last of the CaHa is slowly absorbed. The end result? The structure of your skin and overall face shape has been rebuilt and reinforced thanks to a process that ensures long-lasting results that leave you looking younger and with voluminous skin.
4. It’s a Simple Treatment
The first step is to come in for a consultation with our expert staff in Franklin Lakes, NJ. We’ll discuss your medical history, cosmetic goals, and talk about whether this treatment is right for you. If we decide to move forward, we’ll schedule an appointment. You won’t be required to do anything else in preparation for treatment.
On the Day
The session will be performed in-house by one of our team members. To ensure your comfort, we may apply a numbing cream to the treatment area. We will then carry out small injections to the area using a very fine needle filled with the gel. As the results are immediate, we’re required to monitor the effects of the injections as we work, making sure they’re achieving the desired result. Once this is accomplished, you’re all done! The entire process should take between 10 and 30 minutes. Because it’s so fast and efficient, appointments can slot into even the busiest schedules, and can even be attended during a lunch break.
Yet another plus side of this treatment is that there’s no downtime required. You can head immediately back to work or on with your day, and because there’s no anesthetic used, you can even drive yourself.
5. The Results Are Immediate and Long-Lasting
Amazingly, patients find that the results of this treatment are noticeable at once. Volume is restored in the face, filling out wrinkles, lines, and sunken pockets of skin, creating a more smooth, supple look. Many patients find that their faces return to a position that makes them look more youthful, and enjoy feeling more like themselves in a way that looks natural.
And the good news doesn’t end there. Thanks to this treatment’s ability to increase collagen production and maintain the face’s structure, many patients find that their results last for over a year. Because every patient is different, these exact results will vary, and we will recommend a schedule for maintenance or follow-up sessions based on your specific needs and skin type. We want to ensure you get the absolute most out of your treatment and can enjoy consistent results for as long as possible.
6. It Isn’t Just for the Face
Another tell-tale sign of aging? Exposed veins and bones on the back of the hands. Thanks to a combination of labor and sun exposure, collagen breaks down much faster in the hands, which means volume is lost very quickly. Weathered-looking hands can make us look far older than we are. Or they can quickly give away your age if you treat your face but leave your hands unattended.
But Radiesse can be used in the same way it is on the face to volumize and fill out hands, reducing the appearance of those tendons and veins. Hands will be restored to a softness that makes them look more youthful, and more in keeping with how your face and neck look following treatment.
7. It Can Be an Incredible Way to Restore Confidence
Though aging is a natural part of life, it can be confronting and alarming watching wrinkles suddenly appear and areas of skin start to sag. This treatment allows you to take control of how you age, and address the skin issues that are affecting your self-esteem or making you not recognize your reflection. If lines and wrinkles are making you look older than you are, then it can afford you the opportunity to feel more yourself. Importantly, the results of this treatment are natural-looking, so you don’t have to worry about anyone knowing if you don’t want them to!
What’s great about this treatment is that it doesn’t affect the muscles under your skin, so there’s no chance you’ll get that “frozen” look that some cosmetic treatments cause. Thanks to it being non-surgical, you don’t have to worry about going under the knife, dealing with anesthetic, or having to carve out time for a long recovery period.
8. It Is Suitable for a Variety of Candidates
If you’re a healthy adult who is looking to rejuvenate sagging, aging skin on the face or hands, then this treatment may be right for you. This treatment is effective for all skin types and skin tones as it doesn’t target pigmentation, but the deeper tissue under the skin’s surface. This treatment is great for both women and men, as wrinkles don’t discriminate based on gender!
During a consultation, we’ll go through your medical history and make sure you’re definitely in the right condition for treatment. If there are reasons for us to think you might not be, we can discuss alternative treatments.
9. It’s Not the Only Available Treatment
Perhaps after a consultation with our expert staff in Franklin Lakes you’ve decided that this treatment isn’t going to target your specific skin concerns. Or maybe you’ve found that this treatment does work for you, but you’re seeking additional treatments to address some of the other signs of aging that are bothering you. Luckily we offer a wide range of treatments here at Dr. Park Avenue and can work together to decide what might work best for your skin and cosmetic goals.
This famous anti-aging solution targets wrinkles by relaxing the muscles under the skin. When the muscles don’t move, the skin on top of them doesn’t either, and creases and folds become less prominent. This can be a great way to target wrinkles and lines caused by overactive facial muscles.
Short for platelet-rich plasma, PRP encourages the tightening of the skin and skin rejuvenation. It does this by taking a blood sample from the patient, activating the platelets in it, and creating a serum from them that is then injected back into the skin. This is a popular choice for patients who don’t want to put any foreign substances in their bodies, and instead, utilize the natural healing powers of the body.
Other Dermal Fillers
Other fillers, such as Juvederm and Versa, work similarly to Radiesse but are different brands that use different key ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. During your consultation, we can talk you through the exact differences between the treatments and decide which one will work best to help you achieve your dream look.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re ready to say goodbye to the lines and folds that are leaving you feeling older, less confident, and less recognizable to even yourself, then it might be time for you to try Radiesse. Call Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ today, and take the first step to achieve more supple, radiant, youthful-looking skin.