CAUSES OF FACIAL AGING
Everyone longs for a flawless complexion free of wrinkles, fine lines and other blemishes. However, as the years go by and the natural aging process takes its toll, skin that was once smooth, plump and radiant becomes rough, lax and blotchy. In addition to the natural aging process, other factors can accelerate facial aging, including our own stressful lifestyle, poor diet, smoking, environmental pollution and too much sun.
All of these components can contribute to skin damage that causes the structural framework of the skin to deteriorate over time. This structure is made up of several essential proteins (notably collagen and elastin), that create a sort of skin matrix. In addition to the framework of structural proteins, this matrix is also made up of glucose-based polymers that essentially fill in the skin matrix to provide cushioning and hold moisture. Regarding skin rejuvenation, the most important glycan is believed to be hyaluronic acid (HA).
THE BREAKDOWN OF COLLAGEN
The collagen in our skin plays a crucial role in providing the structural scaffolding that enables cells and tissues to grow in three dimensions, giving the skin a full and supple appearance. As we age however, collagen begins to break down and lose its elasticity. After the age of 20, it is estimated that we lose 1% of our collagen every year, which causes the skin to gradually sag and lose its youthful volume. As collagen production slows and the skin loses its softness and fullness, fine lines and wrinkles also begin to emerge.
RADIESSE FOR COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Radiesse is a type of injectable filler that works to reverse these processes by stimulating new collagen production. This wrinkle filler is injected through a small needle and administered under the skin. Results are visible immediately with continued improvement over time. Radiesse can be injected deeper beneath the skin than many other fillers, where it works to rebuild your skin’s foundation through the growth of new collagen.
Radiesse is made using distinctive calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. These microspheres create a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your body’s own natural collagen and tissue. This provides the skin with a lifted appearance that creates natural-looking fullness where the aging process has left the face looking gaunt or hollowed-out. Radiesse also works to fill in and smooth out deeper lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds.
Unlike many other injectables, Radiesse does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles. It works to rebuild your skin’s foundation. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own natural tissue. While the patient will experience immediate plumping of the skin due to the presence of the filler of itself, Radiesse is remarkable for its longer-term effects. Even after the gel has been absorbed by your body, the new collagen and tissue stimulated by the calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres will continue to grow and infiltrate this area in the meantime. Radiesse continues to stimulate the production of new collagen until the microspheres are also safely absorbed into the body. Studies have shown that the effects of Radiesse can last anywhere from 9 to 15 months.
Many patients are understandably concerned when it comes to new advancements in the cosmetic industry. Radiesse is a completely safe, FDA-approved treatment that has undergone rigorous research and clinical studies.
WHY CHOOSE RADIESSE?
- Radiesse is an FDA approved product for preventing signs of facial aging
- Radiesse stimulates new production of collagen for longer lasting results.
- Instant skin plumping results are visible after injection with continued improvement.
- Over time, you will need fewer treatments to get the same period of correction.
- Radiesse is cost effective because it lasts significantly longer compared to other fillers.
- Far less product is used to achieve quality results, and various syringe sizes are available.
- Provides excellent results in augmenting the chin, cheeks and also re-contouring the face.
SCHEDULE A RADIESSE CONSULTATION IN AUSTIN
If you’re looking for a high-quality filler to correct fine lines, wrinkles and nasolabial folds, then you may be a good candidate for Radiesse treatment. Dr. Anthony Bittar and the Beau Visage Center’s expert team of injectors have been extensively trained in the safe and effective administration of this type of filler. Give us a call today at (512) 448-4422 to schedule a consultation to discuss Radiesse treatment in Austin.