Dermal fillers have long been used to help smooth stubborn fine lines and wrinkles in the face, especially around the nose and mouth. As technology and procedures in cosmetic surgery advance, so does the number of available options for facial dermal fillers.
In general, all dermal fillers are an injection of a specific formula, or in the case of fat transfers, fat cells harvested from another part of your body. Depending on where on the face the treatment will be performed, a specific dermal filler might be chosen to provide the best results.
Although dermal fillers are the injection of foreign material into the skin, the formulas contained in the injections are all molecules naturally found in the body. The most common dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, is created naturally by the body and draws in and absorbs nearby water molecules. This adds volume to the surface above.
In other areas, collagen itself might be chosen. Also a naturally occurring substance in your body, collagen instantly adds volume and tone to the treatment area. Although both fillers used molecules already naturally occurring in your body, as you age, their creation begins to decline.
Radiesse is a safe and proven dermal filler that gives your body a boost to produce collagen to help smooth stubborn wrinkles and folds. Radiesse treatments involve the injection of a soluble gel containing microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite.
Once the gel dissolves, these microspheres will stimulate and trigger the internal production of collagen. Once the gel and microspheres are metabolized by the body, only your natural collagen remains, along with the increased volume.
Although Radiesse treatments are very successful in helping patients meet their aesthetic goals, it is important to remember the difference between other available dermal fillers. You may not see the same results of volume and tone as collagen or hyaluronic fillers. However, your body will continue to produce more collagen, and the results are usually longer lasting and have a more natural appearance.
If you are considering dermal fillers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles on your face, contact Dr. Rick Silverman in Boston, MA, to see if Radiesse is best for you. The expert and knowledgeable team are available at 617-965-9500 or www.ricksilverman.com to schedule a consultation or answer any questions you have.