Smiling lets the people around you know that you are feeling good, though you may not be happy about the lines that appear when you do. As time goes by, nasolabial folds can form along with other wrinkles and creases on your face, making you appear older, and even tired or upset. Patients who want to do something about these lines frequently choose Radiesse®. Fort Worth's Dr. Peter Damico offers the dermal filler to adults who want to restore lost volume and smooth out their wrinkles for a year or more.
There are many types of dermal filler, each of which has a unique formulation and targets specific regions where wrinkles or hollows form. Radiesse® is specifically designed to both restore volume in key areas of the face and stimulate new collagen production to provide more natural rejuvenation.
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Radiesse® is what is known as a dermal filler, literally filling in areas where reduced volume and vital skin components have led to a lined or sunken look. Specifically, Radiesse® is made up of a mineral-like compound found in bones, though the injectable cosmetic's production process does not involve any actual animal products. The compound, known as calcium hydroxylapatite, is delivered as tiny spheres suspended in gel.
The particular formulation found in Radiesse® serves two purposes: First, it provides instantaneous correction of wrinkles and folds by filling out the skin and producing a rounded, more youthful look. Second, it triggers natural collagen production, which further restores lost volume and revitalizes skin that has lost its beneficial collagen to environmental damage and age.
Radiesse® is frequently used to treat the nasolabial folds mentioned above, which appear as lines that begin to either side of the nose and stretch to the corners of the mouth. It also corrects marionette lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth, chin wrinkles, "pre-jowls," and a general downturning of the mouth that can create the impression of a permanent scowl or frown. Its nature as a filler makes it ideal for temporary augmentation, too, bringing more defined contours to the temples, nose, cheeks, chin, and jawline.
While many people seeking a more youthful appearance rightly consider changes to their face, that feature is not the only part of the body where telltale signs of getting older develop. Dr. Damico makes a point of discussing the use of Radiesse® for hands with patients looking to revitalize their appearance, as the filler is now FDA approved to correct volume loss there. Rounded lines as opposed to harsh, bony-looking contours convey a more youthful aesthetic.
Studies and the regular use of Radiesse® by satisfied patients reveal that its effects can last up to a year or longer under optimal conditions.
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Dr. Peter Damico personally administers Radiesse® to patients at Skin Care Forth Worth, bringing his extensive medical experience and eye for aesthetic balance to every treatment session. He uses a cannula for his injections, as the blunt tip (as opposed to a needle's sharp point) allows it to slide more easily into the skin and avoid puncturing blood vessels there, which results in less discomfort and reduced subsequent bleeding and bruising. Cannulas can also improve accuracy, leading to shorter visits and increased patient satisfaction.
The side effects associated with Radiesse® are common to most dermal fillers, in that they include redness, swelling, and other minor reactions at the injection site, all of which typically resolve in a matter of days. Dr. Damico can discuss any concerns you may have about these or other potential side effects at your consultation.
Other fillers, including Juvéderm® and Voluma™ XC, can deliver different results. Patients interested in exploring all of their options for revitalizing their face can talk to Dr. Peter Damico and his team.