All About Dermal Fillers


All About Dermal Fillers

All About Dermal Fillers

Searching for the fountain of youth? You might find it in a syringe full of dermal filler. Just a few quick and virtually painless injections can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, add volume, and subtly contour your face to deliver a more youthful, structured, and supple appearance overall.

While there are several types of dermal fillers available, Radiesse, the filler we use at Medical Tattoo Centers of America, is one of the most popular. This soft-tissue filler not only works to correct signs of aging (in both the face and hands) but can also be used for facial augmentation.

How exactly does this dermal filler work and what can you expect? Read on to find out.

What Is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a dermal filler that’s formulated to correct volume loss in the face and the back of the hands, as well as add structure to certain areas of the face. This unique dermal filler works by immediately adding volume while stimulating collagen and elastin production via its active ingredient, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA).

How Does Radiesse Dermal Filler Work?

Unlike other dermal fillers, Radiesse products feature CaHA (their active ingredient) in a gel matrix that essentially mimics the natural scaffolding of the skin’s connective tissues.

After injection, the filler immediately adds volume in the treatment areas, so results can be seen almost immediately. As the gel matrix gradually breaks down over time, CaHA also encourages the skin to produce more of the critical proteins that give skin its youthful, voluminous structure.   

Ultimately, the newly formed collagen and elastin provide the skin with renewed structure — even after the gel carrier matrix has broken down.

If fillers aren’t quite your style, but you still want to stimulate structural protein production in your skin, other highly-effective, collagen-stimulating skincare treatments include:

●        Microneedling

●        PRP injections

●        Micro-tox (also known as “Baby Botox”)

●        Plasma pen treatments

●        Fractional plasma skin resurfacing

What Can Radiesse Dermal Filler Treat?

Radiesse products can be used to treat signs of aging in the back of the hands, as well as several facial areas that experience volume loss, lines, and wrinkles. They include:

●        Smile lines. Also referred to as nasolabial folds, these vertical lines extend from the nostril area toward the corners of the upper lip.

●        Corners of the mouth. Also called oral commissure lines, these lines extend diagonally from the corners of the mouth toward the outside of the face. They often give the mouth a downturned appearance that may look sad or angry.

●        Marionette lines. These lines sweep around and under the outer corners of the lips. They can give a scowl-like appearance, even when someone isn’t upset.

●        Pre-jowl folds. When the areas on either side of the chin begin to experience volume loss, the skin may start to sag, creating the appearance of folds that look like the beginnings of jowls.  

●        Chin wrinkles. These lines can make anyone look older than they are and may also detract from a nice smile.

According to surveys, 93% of patients who’ve had treatment with Radiesse dermal fillers would recommend the injectable to others and will continue to receive periodic treatments.

How Quickly Does Radiesse Produce Results and How Long Do They Last?

After receiving Radiesse injections, you should notice an immediate improvement in lines, wrinkles, and volume. Those results should continue to improve over the following days, and you should expect to see the most noticeable results about a week to 10 days after treatment.

Compared to most other dermal fillers available in the U.S., Radiesse products are one of the longest-lasting. Typically, results from the injections last at least a year, sometimes longer. 

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Get a Free Dermal Filler Consultation at Medical Tattoo Center of America

Curious whether dermal fillers are right for you? Or perhaps you’ve had other dermal fillers in the past and are looking for something different? Get in touch with our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America to schedule a consultation! We specialize in a variety of high-end skincare treatments for patients throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and your comfort, privacy, and satisfaction are always our number one priorities.

To learn more or set up a free consultation, call our Blaine, MN office today at 612-770-0000 or request a consultation online, and we’ll be in touch promptly.

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