Radiesse versus Hyaluronic Acid for Facial Contouring
Smile Lines Treated with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler
It may seem like something out of the future, but you can now alter the shape of your face to the extent that you can look up to twenty years younger than you really are. Aside from cosmetic surgery, there are now a variety of non-surgical procedures which will restore your skin to look youthful. The most popular one these days are the use of fillers such as Radiesse and Hyaluronic Acid.
Restylane Injection – Hyaluronic Acid
There are different names and products but things such as Restylane, fat fillers (Fat Injection or Fat Transfer), and collagen injections all do the same thing. They all reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with the use of chemicals injected into the skin. Radiesse is volumizing filler which stimulates collagen production in the body and this is why the results last for longer than other fillers- between 12-18 months. With other products, the results will last between 4-6 months, depending on the treatment and the extent of the wrinkles in the first place.
Radiesse Fillers is FDA approved and the results are visible almost immediately, well once the swelling and the bruising has gone away, although bruising is not very common. The procedure involves injecting a compound of calcium hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Calcium and phosphate ions, naturally occurring in our bodies, primarily make up the calcium hydroxyl apatite particles. The gel contains an organic compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, as well as glycine and sterile water. Thin connective tissue forms around the microspheres so that the microspheres act as filler that remains permanently implanted at the site location.
Chin Wrinkles Treated with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler
Pre-Jowl Treated with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler
If you feel that you have lost your youthful looks and are worried about the appearance of wrinkles, there are different treatments available. For frown lines, you can use Botox Injection which will paralyse the muscles causing the lines to form. The results last up to six months and then you will have to have more injections. The costs of this are around £250-£300 per treatment. For the areas around your nose and on you cheeks, as well as other wrinkles, Radiesse is the better choice because the results last longer that other treatments.If you feel that you need to have your lips injected, then the best one is Juvederm fillers.
In younger patients where the problem is just loss of volume, without skin laxity and pronounced wrinkles, fillers are very useful. However, if the problem is grater than that, then fillers may not be enough of a solution, and you should opt for a facelift. With the Botox and filler injections, you will need to keep going back for regular touch ups but the results are well worth it. and non invasive too. You need to see what the best treatment for you is, and consider your lifestyle, as well as your pocket. Your age is also an important factor, as the older you are, the more treatments you will need and these could include chemical skin peels, eyelid surgery and a course of microdermabrasion. You need to consult with your doctor first.
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