Radiesse Boosts Collagen Production and Smooths Wrinkles
Radiesse is an injection that is used to treat deep facial creases. It is a procedure used for those who are older and have started to see deep wrinkles around their eyes and other areas of the face. As people get older, their skin becomes less vibrant and youthful looking because the amount of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin decreases. These proteins are necessary to keep skin looking healthy, as they give volume suppleness and support to the skin on the face. The injections can also help people with loss of fat tissue in the face, called lipoatrophy. This is often caused in people who have lost a significant amount of weight, and Radiesse can fill volume in the facial area.
Radiesse injections contain calcium hydroxylapatatite particles and carboxymethylcellulose gel. A dermatologist injects the filler under the skin in problem areas. Once it is injected, it helps to smooth the wrinkles as well as stimulate the skin’s production of collagen, which will restore the elasticity of the skin to create a youthful appearance. The new collagen will form around the tiny particles in the Radiesse injection, giving the skin the ability to heal and regenerate itself. The collagen will build up over time, and the wrinkles will soften and become less noticeable. Radiesse is biocompatible, and a patient can be treated with the injections the same day as the consultation.
Those who get the injections will see some improvement almost immediately. The results will continue to improve over the next few days and weeks when the collagen starts to build around the particles in the injections. The results can last about a year, so patients will not need to be coming back every couple of months to keep the results. Once a year is all that is necessary to continue to see results. Since the procedure is not invasive, the recovery time is quick. Patients may experience some pain during the procedure, and there may be slight swelling and bruising after the appointment. The swelling will go down in a few days, and people can get back to their normal everyday schedules almost immediately after the treatments.