Facials and medical-grade skin care products are a great way to keep skin looking healthy and youthful – which can help boost your confidence!
However, there are some signs of aging, like facial wrinkles and folds, that can’t be repaired by surface treatments, and become more prominent as your body naturally slows down its collagen production.
That’s where a dermal filler like Radiesse comes in. It uses a patented, FDA-approved technology – called microspheres – to create natural-looking volume and movement in the face. Radiesse specifically treats smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, jowl folds, and the corners of the mouth. And, best of all, these troublesome spots will be treated for up to a year, or even longer in some cases.
How Does Radiesse Work?
Radiesse is an injectable treatment of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Everything in Radiesse is made up of minerals already found in the body, and it works with your body’s natural processes to stimulate new collagen production in your face over time. The gel provides an instant boost to facial volume, and the microspheres result in a natural, long-lasting improvement sometimes called a “liquid facelift.” Over the course of a year or so, the gel and microspheres both absorb into your body, leaving behind the new collagen created.
Radiesse patients report high satisfaction with their results. Radiesse also is FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine, an anesthetic which reduces any injection-related pain and cuts down on aftereffects like pain, swelling and redness, which most patients report are minimal.
This form of skin rejuvenation gives an instant lift by restoring volume and smoothness to the lower face and does a great job of effectively treated moderate to severe wrinkles and folds related to aging in the face.
Radiesse is also approved to work on hands, adding volume under the skin and stimulating collagen production in the same way as it does in the face. This can give a real appearance boost — and will certainly give the lie to the old adage that if you want to know a person’s age, look at their hands.
Learn More about Radiesse
Not everyone should choose Radiesse; it’s not approved for those under 18, or those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have severe allergic reactions to certain things.
Radiesse can be done in-office and is a quick lunch-hour procedure with no downtime necessary afterward.
We can help you decide if Radiesse is right for you at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, where our skilled and experienced physicians and staff can offer you a consultation and more information on what treatment is best for you personally. We treat patients at several locations across the Portland, Maine area and welcome you to contact us anytime.