Most people are aware of the importance of collagen to the appearance of their skin. This does not change the fact that we cannot control how much collagen the body produces on a daily basis. With age, stores of this important substance are depleted.
As a result, fine lines and wrinkles develop on various parts of the face and body. In our Tampa dermatology practice, we help patients regain a more youthful appearance with products such as Radiesse®.
What is Radiesse® ?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that restores volume by adding tiny microspheres of calcium to tissues just beneath the skin. Once absorbed into tissues, calcium will encourage the production of collagen.
While Radiesse® will immediately plump lines with microspheres, the ongoing production of collagen keeps the skin looking and feeling younger for up to two years.
Radiesse offers patients a solution to some of the most common skin concerns that we see in the office. Paired with the long-lasting effects, this makes Radiesse one of the most effective dermal fillers. Some of the effects we achieve with Radiesse® include:
- Smoothing of under-eye puffiness
- Immediate improvement in the volume of the mid-face
- Overall improvement in facial contours
- Natural lifting of the jowls and other areas
- Fuller, younger-looking lips
- Reduction in the appearance of lines and creases around the nose and mouth
What to Expect
Radiesse® is considered a biocompatible filler that safely and effectively reduces the signs of aging. Side effects are limited to minor redness and swelling at the site of the injections. Treatment is tolerable for most patients without anesthetic, though we can apply cold packs or lidocaine for improved comfort as needed.
The use of a very fine needle causes minimal sensation that is typically nothing more than a slight pinch. The product contains an ingredient that numbs tissues, also maximizing comfort. After a quick treatment session, it is possible to get right back to your busy day!
Most of the patients who visit our Tampa dermatology office for Radiesse® experience the desired effect after their first treatment. Results can last up to two years, though every patient will metabolize it differently. As needed, touch up treatments can be scheduled.
Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology
Your skin health is important to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to your dermatologist near Downtown Tampa. If you have questions about our practice, a new growth, or cosmetic dermatology, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today for a consultation and examination of your skin.