Long-lasting, versatile Radiesse earns glowing reviews from satisfied Westlake Village area residents
Radiesse is a safe, effective, and long-lasting answer to a number of concerns you may see in the mirror. Since it is designed differently from the many hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers on the market such as Juvéderm and Restylane, you can expect to see smoother skin and added volume to many different areas of the face and even the hands!
Radiesse has earned glowing reviews from patients in Westlake Village and surrounding areas by improving lines, folds, and shallow areas caused by aging, exposure to harmful UV rays from sunlight and tanning beds, and other environmental and lifestyle factors. Results can last for one and a half to two years and include improvements to:
- Smile lines – The folds running from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth
- Marionette lines – Creases running downward from the sides of the mouth
- Oral commissure – The areas at the corner of the mouth, which can make you show a perpetual frown
- Pre-jowl – Folds on both sides of the chin, which sag with lost volume
- Chin lines – Wrinkles that run length-wise and detract from the appearance of your smile
- Frown lines – Furrows between the eyebrows and on the forehead caused by repeated, cumulative facial expressions
Knowing that the hands can give away your age, Radiesse can be injected to this part of the body safely and effectively — so its benefits are not limited to the face.
Radiesse not only adds volume to smooth creases and depressed areas, but it can plump up sunken cheeks, chin, and lips. Youthful facial contours and definition may be restored to areas affected by the loss of both elastin, which gives skin flexibility and collagen, which gives skin its firmness.
The Radiesse Difference
Many popular dermal fillers such as Juvéderm XC are frequently marketed as a treatment for specific types of wrinkles such as moderate to severe smile lines. These fillers are popular because they are made from HA, a natural lubricating substance found in the joints, eyes, and skin. These fillers add volume to specific parts of the face by binding to water as a water-loving molecule. Generally, this type of fillers lasts for several months, perhaps up to 12 months with optimal treatment.
As a more versatile and longer-lasting dermal filler, Radiesse is biocompatible, made from the types of minerals found in the body naturally, so it doesn’t cause harm to living tissues.
Known as calcium hydroxylapatite, the particles may be injected to the treatment area due to their being suspended in a water-based gel. Radiesse lasts longer than HA-based fillers partly due to these calcium-based microspheres prompting the body to make its own natural collagen. With time, your body produces less of this firming protein. The result is sunken areas and loose folds and wrinkles. In clinical studies, it was found that 30 percent less Radiesse was needed for correction when compared to HA-based Restylane or Perlane injectable gel.
While you can expect to see results for a long time, Radiesse is still a temporary solution. Over time, the body will absorb the calcium-based microspheres and gel. This feature may be preferred to higher-risk permanent fillers made from man-made polymers that are not absorbed by the body.
It’s one thing to read Radiesse reviews from satisfied patients, and quite another thing to experience the results and see the difference firsthand in Westlake Village. Call 805-379-3376 to schedule a consultation at Daphne I. Panagotacos, M.D.