Collagen is a type of protein in your skin that helps to maintain its firmness and suppleness. As you age, collagen production inevitably decreases and with that loss, comes thinner, less defined and less supple skin.
While you can’t turn back time, you can reduce the appearance of the fine lines, wrinkles and droopiness that comes with ageing by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, being diligent about skincare, and nourishing your skin well. But if you’re doing all of that but still not seeing satisfactory anti-ageing effects, you might want to consider getting filler injections.
Facial fillers are pharmaceutical substances injected just into the surface of the skin to restore lost volume that naturally occurs as you age. This helps to fill in and plump up wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid based (restylane and hylaform) dermal fillers are commonly used in most aesthetic clinics.
However, with most hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, the effects are mostly skin-deep. While it might temporarily add volume to the face and smooth out lines and wrinkles, it does not do anything to promote the regeneration of the skin.
BEYOND THE SURFACE
Radiesse is a type of lifting filler made of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). What this means is that unlike most hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse goes beyond the surface of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and regeneration of skin through a process called neocollagenesis, so it promises to provide a deeper and longer-lasting effect. The aesthetic result can last for at least 12 months, and up to 18 months, depending on individual patients’ skin.
When you slather on skincare products serums and creams, you are only moisturising the skin and not restoring lost volume - only injectable fillers like Radiesse can add to the natural plumping action and replenish your body’s natural production of collagen, which diminishes as you age.
Because of this ability to induce the growth of collagen, Radiesse does not only fight those pesky fine lines and wrinkles by filling in the deficient areas. But it is also able to shave years off your face by encouraging your body to stimulate more collagen, which will improve your complexion over time, just like skincare. The skincare like benefits of this procedure also means that the results will look natural.
Additionally, compared to other types of fillers, Radiesse is also easier to manage and control because it tends to remain at the injection site instead of spreading out too quickly, thanks to its high elasticity and viscous texture. Also, it is the only dermal filler approved by the US FDA for both face and hands.
Radiesse fillers can be used add volume to the face and hands as well as smooth out creases in the cheeks, jawline and chin. It can even be used to correct deep nasolabial folds by exerting a lifting effect on the lower half of the face and on deep set wrinkles.
Radiesse is one of the most studied dermal fillers and it has been used to treat patients in over 57 countries over the world. According to Radium Medical Aesthetics, since getting its stamp of approval from the FDA for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in 2006, over six million syringes have been shipped worldwide.
While there might be some bruising, redness, swelling and soreness after the treatments because of the needle’s punctures, these side effects should last no longer than a few hours to a day or two.
WHERE: Radium Medical Aesthetics, 3 Temasek Boulevard, North Wing, Tower 2, #03-326, Suntec City Mall, S038983
If you would like to arrange for a consultation with the doctor, call to speak to one of the friendly staff at 6837-0507 or whatsapp the clinic at 8868 0356.
Cost of treatment: Prices start from $800
For more information on the treatments, please see
1) Radiesse Dermal Filler
2) Non-Invasive Skin Lifting Treatment (Ultherapy)
3) Non-Surgical Skin Lifting Treatment (Silhouette Soft Thread Lift)