Many of the visible signs of facial aging are due to the loss of volume and elasticity that comes with the breakdown of collagen. Chicago patients of Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C. (NSPS) can achieve beautiful, natural-looking correction of wrinkles, lines, and folds by replacing lost volume with injectable dermal fillers. At our plastic surgery practice in Chicago, lost collagen can be replaced with any of the major dermal fillers, including RADIESSE®
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that is primarily indicated for use around the mouth and chin. RADIESSE® is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. This unique formulation allows RADIESSE® to stimulate the production of your body’s own natural collagen. Once the gel carrier is broken down by the body, the calcium microspheres remain, and the body creates a network of collagen fibers around them. Eventually, the microspheres dissolve, but the network of collagen fibers remains, adding volume at the treatment site. Results from RADIESSE may last up to a year or more in some patients. To discuss which injectable filler is right for you, click here to request a consultation online at our downtown Chicago plastic surgery offices. Or you can call our practice at (312) 266-6240 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.