People in Tampa seem to develop wrinkles more quickly than their friends up north because of our constant exposure to the sun.  However, there are solutions to help reduce wrinkles and eliminate deep furrows with the help of a qualified plastic surgeon.  One dermal filler that works well to reduce wrinkles is Radiesse, it is a unique compound that is both long lasting and effective on severe lines or creases.

How Does Radiesse Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

Radiesse is a dermal filler that is injected into the skin to fill in lines by adding volume beneath the dermal tissue.  There are many different types of fillers on the market today and each has its strengths and unique features.  Dermal fillers are made with a variety of substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid or fat which will plump up the skin.   Radiesse, in particular, is made up of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a gel-like solution.

The tiny spheres that are in Radiesse are made of calcium hydroxylapatite, a chemical that is naturally found in the body.  Radiesse is a somewhat thicker filler than those made with hyaluronic acid so it is used on deeper furrows or to add volume across larger areas of the face.  What sets Radiesse apart is that it stimulates the growth of new collagen, the protein in your skin that gives it a smooth texture and the elasticity to ward off wrinkles in the first place.  Radiesse is also considered one of the longest lasting dermal fillers.  According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Radiesse can continue working up to a year or 18 months before another treatment is necessary, whereas some other fillers may last only a few months to a half year.

What Areas of the Face will Radiesse Help to Reduce Wrinkles?

Radiesse is more often used on deep wrinkles and to restore the contours in areas such as the cheeks or lower face.  This dermal filler is great for filling in the nasolabial folds (more commonly known as laugh lines or smile lines that appear as parenthesis around the mouth).  It is also used to add volume to reduce wrinkles around the nose, cheeks, and mouth.  For people with sunken cheeks, Radiesse is often the best treatment to add long lasting plumpness.  Sunken cheeks can be caused by age (and gravity) or can also be caused by medical issues such as HIV or cancer.  Radiesse can be used to create the contours that are associated with both health and youth.

Is Radiesse Right for You?

Dr. Dominic explains that while Radiesse is extremely effective at reducing wrinkles in some areas, it is not the best choice for the fine, thin facial lines.  Therefore it is important to meet with a well-qualified facial plastic surgeon for a consultation prior to any treatment.  Dermal fillers are occasionally being offered outside of traditional medical settings and often at a discounted rate.  Beware!  All injectable products to treat wrinkles should be administered by a medical doctor in an accredited medical facility.

According to Dr. Dominic, administering fillers is “as much an art, as a science.”  The fillers must be placed exactly in the right area and in the right dosages to be effective.  Too much and the results can be disastrous or just look unnatural.  Dr. Dominic has been in practice for over 20 years is well trained in the proper methods for using dermal fillers to restore a naturally youthful appearance.   He recommends that you visit the office so he can determine if Radiesse is the right filler for you or if another product or treatment will be better to create the look you desire.

If you would like to learn more about reducing wrinkles and if Radiesse is right for you, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation.   Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano. Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information

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