The aging process takes its toll on the body in many ways. The skin is perhaps one of the most visible reminders that youth can’t last forever. Over time, your body starts to lose its ability to produce collagen and the elastic fibers that once kept your skin looking firm and smooth. Wrinkles set in and your face can appear hollow, or worse, begin to sag in certain places. Stop worrying; frowning only makes the wrinkles worse. Instead, visit your cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte for a plethora of potential treatments, such as Radiesse, that can rejuvenate your appearance.
Skin is Layers Deep
Youthful skin has a firm, almost plump look about it, while older skin appears thinner; similar to comparing a juicy grape with a raisin. The skin is the largest organ in your body, and is actually comprised of many layers, which are grouped into two major layers: the epidermis and dermis. The top layer — or epidermis — you can actually see; it is composed of cells that have been keratinized, which waterproofs them and makes them strong. The underlying layer, or dermis, contains collagen, protein, elastic fibers and other connective tissues. This layer supplies the epidermis with nutrients to help repair the outer skin and keep it healthy.
The Fountain of Youth
Drinking water and staying hydrated can go a long way to keeping your entire body, including your skin, more healthy. But when it comes to wrinkles and those deep grooves around your mouth, you need something stronger. Enter Radiesse and the other dermal fillers available in Charlotte. Dermal fillers are placed under the skin in an effort to “plump” it up, helping to lessen the severity of deep lines and wrinkles. Some dermal fillers, like Radiesse, actually help the skin improve its appearance on its own.
In Charlotte, Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh offers Radiesse as a dermal filler. It’s made of calcium-based microspheres that actually stimulate collagen growth, immediately adding volume and lift to your face. Because the skin now has what it needs to make more of its own collagen, Radiesse results can last up to a year. It is safe to use on the face as well as the hands.
If you don’t like the idea of getting multiple injections, you don’t have to. Dr. Kulbersh employs techniques he learned studying in Beverly Hills under world-renowned plastic surgeons. He uses needle-less techniques that utilize a blunt tip cannula and a small needle. A few sticks with the tiny needle allows the cannula to pass into the skin, pushing aside tissues and blood vessels rather than cutting through them like a large needle would. This technique decreases healing time and reduces chances of bruising, which means you can show off your new, youthful skin faster!