Dieting combined with vigorous exercise stretches the skin and if we are successful in losing weight, we can look much older due to loss of fat on the face. Even without losing weight, as we get older, the fat in the face disintegrates and the skin starts sagging. Dermal fillers can address this problem.
Injecting fillers is a quick way to restore volume to the face. Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area around the injection site. Radiesse® is one such filler. It is not derived from animal fat, it can last up to two years and it is FDA approved.
Permanent face fillers are also available, but they are not FDA approved which is why we don’t use them.
Thin lips become fuller
Shallow contours are enhanced (naso-labial folds)
Wrinkles and creases are softened
Scars are less visible
Number of Treatments – one-time injection
Length of Procedure – 5 to 10 minutes
Side effects – bruising and swelling
Recovery time – 24 hours
Anesthesia – Local anesthesia