Neurotoxins vs. Dermal Fillers
What’s the Difference between Neurotoxins and Filler?
Even though dermal fillers and neurotoxins both reduce wrinkles, they work in completely different ways.
Fillers minimize the lines and wrinkles caused as the skin loses both its elasticity and its youthful volume. When injected, fillers restore volume where it’s been lost to create a smoother appearance.
Neurotoxins, on the other hand, addresses “dynamic wrinkles” — those caused by the repetitive contractions of facial muscles as we change expressions. Neurotoxins, also known as a neuromodulator, temporarily immobilizes those tiny muscles.
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Radiesse® is a dermal filler that is injected below the skin to give the cheeks or hands a fuller appearance. It is made from calcium hydroxylapatite and is approved by the FDA for subdermal use. These injections are ideal for treating folds and wrinkles or augmenting the cheeks.
What Is The Radiesse® Procedure Like?
The procedure only takes about 20 to 40 minutes. The length of time for your session depends on the amount of injections needed and the treatment area’s size and condition. When we administer Radiesse® injections, we add a mild anesthetic into the syringe to reduce discomfort and also provide ice packs.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Radiesse®?
If you have moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around your cheeks or have lost volume in your hands, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. People who are experiencing conditions that contribute to subcutaneous fat loss may also benefit from this filler. Radiesse® usually responds well with thicker skin since it is a thicker filler. For those who have thinner skin or light wrinkles, other fillers may be recommended for best results.
During your consultation with our medical team, we will discuss your medical history, health, and other factors to help you determine whether Radiesse® is the best option for you.
What Happens After The Radiesse® Procedure?
Bruising may occur but typically fades quickly. Most patients who experience side effects only report mild swelling and redness in the hours following the injections. We will provide instructions on how to get the most out of your treatment and whether any aftercare will be necessary.
How Often Do I Need Radiesse® Treatments?
Radiesse® is known to last up to 15 months when administered correctly. Your specific treatment protocol may depend on your aesthetic goals and skin condition. We will create a customized treatment plan for you during your consultation.
If you want fuller cheeks or hands without extensive surgery or downtime, Radiesse® may be right for you. Contact A Younger You Medical Spa today at any of our locations in Burlington and Brookfield to schedule a consultation and find out more about this dermal filler to correct age-related volume loss.