As we age, our body begins to slow its production of collagen and hyaluronic acid that helps keep even volume in our skin. Along with the decrease in the elasticity and how often it is used for talking or showing emotion, the skin around our faces and especially mouths can begin to look dull and sag,
There are several dermal injections available on the market that help replace the lost collagen and hyaluronic acid in targeted areas. Since these essentially supplement the natural production of those molecules, they are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. However, for moderate to severe folds, creases, and wrinkles, Radiesse is an FDA-approved dermal injectable that can help you regain that youthful and toned look on your face.
Radiesse works very similarly to other dermal injectables on the market. However, it does not merely replace lost collagen or add volume by using a hyaluronic acid that absorbs nearby water molecules. Radiesse is a special formula of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) suspended in a gel.
Once injected, the body breaks down the suspension gel, allowing the CaHA to help stimulate and promote the natural growth of collagen in the targeted areas. This new collagen helps to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face and is a great option to use around the mouth and nose.
Radiesse is also approved by the FDA to be mixed with lidocaine. Although the injections are small and relatively painless, the lidocaine further eases any pain that might occur during the sessions.
Results are nearly immediate, and there is no recovery after each treatment session. The results for most patients last between 6 months and a year after the treatment course of 2 sessions. Although the results last a long time, they are temporary, and touch-up treatments may be required to meet your aesthetic goals.
If you have moderate to severe wrinkles, creases, or folds around your mouth and nose, contact the expert staff at Maehara Eye Surgery and Laser in Honolulu, HI, to see if Radiesse is right for you. The office can be reached at 808-955-3937 or www.maeharaeyes.com.