Over time, our faces develop lines and wrinkles from the repeated facial gestures we use every day. This is a natural occurrence that happens to us all as we age, and can even develop early depending on your genetic predisposition or lifestyle. Regardless of when they form, these facial lines can make you look older than you are or feel.
That’s why at New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, we offer dermal fillers to help reduce those lines and erase the years from your face to give you a rejuvenated appearance. These cosmetic fillers, such as Radiesse®, help smooth the skin by adding volume to the target areas resulting in a more youthful complexion.
If you’re interested in learning more about Radiesse® and if it could help you, contact us today at 703-742-8004 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia, well as the Washington D.C. area.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler which is used to smooth out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds without the use of surgery. The active ingredient in Radiesse® is Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA). The CaHA microspheres are suspended in an aqueous gel and injected into the areas of the face your wish to revitalize.
After injection, the filler creates an immediate volume increase in the target area and continues to work by encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen. Once the gel is absorbed by the body, the CaHA is metabolized and the natural collagen continues to provide a smooth, plump appearance to your face.
Radiesse® is incredibly effective at softening skin and smoothing wrinkles in areas of the face including:
- Nasolabial folds (lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the nose)
- Smile lines
- Marionette and frown lines (lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth)
- Pre-jowl fold (areas on either side of the chin)
- Chin wrinkles
- Adding volume to the jaw line
Benefits of Radiesse®
Radiesse® is one of the best dermal fillers on the market today. This product offers numerous benefits not only for its results but in its safety and effectiveness as well. The benefits of using Radiesse® include:
- Non-invasive procedure
- Immediately replenishes lost volume and smoothes wrinkles
- Stimulates production of body’s natural collagen
- FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine to reduce injection pain
- High patient satisfaction
Because Radiesse® stimulates collagen production, results from this nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment can last for 12 months or more for many patients. However, repeat treatments will be required annually to ensure the most pleasing results.
Candidacy for Radiesse®
Preparing for any aesthetic procedure, whether surgery or non-invasive, it’s important to understand that there are certain factors that may disqualify you from candidacy for a treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Roberta Gartside will assess your current health status as well as evaluate your medical history to make sure that Radiesse® is the right treatment for your needs.
Radiesse®, just like most dermal fillers, is a safe treatment for the reduction of facial wrinkles and lines. However, there are certain medical and lifestyle factors that may inhibit you from using this cosmetic filler. While safe for most patients, you should not use Radiesse® if you:
- Have a history of severe allergies
- Have a bleeding disorder
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are under the age of 18
- Have an allergy to lidocaine or medicines like it
- Have an allergy to any of the components in the product
- Have allergies from a history of anaphylaxis
During your consultation, it’s also recommended to talk to the doctor about any blood thinners or medicines you’re taking, as these may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. You should also be open about any diseases, injuries, or history of skin disorders so that we can treat you in the safest, most effective manner possible.
If it’s determined that Radiesse® is not the right treatment for you, Dr. Gartside will go over our other nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation and work with you to achieve the aesthetic results you desire.
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
Dr. Gartside is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping men and women in Virginia and Washington D.C. reach their aesthetic goals. Offering a range of dermal fillers and other nonsurgical options, Dr. Gartside will listen to your concerns and fully assess your needs before suggesting suitable treatments.
If you’re looking for the most effective facial rejuvenation treatment for your needs, please contact Dr. Gartside online or by phone at 703-742-8004. We maintain offices in Reston and McLean to better serve people living in the Metro D.C. area and throughout Fairfax County, Virginia.