Radiesse has been used by experts in medical aesthetics for years to help with deep facial wrinkles and lost fullness in the cheeks, but it can also help tighten and firm the neck and decollate area. The key is in how Radiesse is diluted and a special injection technique that practitioners use to deliver it. Here, we discuss how aging can affect the neck and decollate region and the benefits of using Radiesse to help combat this.
Effects of Aging on the Neck and Decollate
Just like with the skin on your face or anywhere on your body, your neck and decollate area shows the signs of aging as time passes. However, this skin may be quicker to show these effects because it’s thinner than the skin on other parts of your body, such as your arms or legs, and is much more like the skin on your face. It’s also an area that sees a lot of sun exposure — think tanks and V-neck T-shirts — but we have a tendency to not be as regimented with sun protection and skin care routines as we may be for our faces.
All of this leads to visible signs of aging such as:
– Thinning skin, which can also show more veins
– Sagging around the jawline and neck, commonly referred to as turkey neck
– Age and sun spots
In addition to not using sunscreen or skin care products, other factors that can contribute to signs of aging in this area are smoking, wearing constrictive clothing and sleeping on your side.
How Radiesse Works
Radiesse is a filler that is commonly used to add to areas on the face that have deep wrinkles or have lost volume. However, unlike other fillers, it works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. This means that, while it does add immediate volume during an injection, once the calcium hydroxyapatite gel is absorbed by your body (after approximately 12 weeks), your collagen remains, leading to long-term, natural-looking results.
When it’s used in the neck and chest area, Radiesse is diluted with another substance such as lidocaine or saline and injected via a needle or a cannula in a higher plane. This maximizes the natural collagen-boosting properties while still delivering immediate results. When Radiesse is used in this manner as more of a biostimulant than an actual filler, many practitioners recommend coming back 2 to 4 weeks after the initial treatment for another round so the product can be added over time. It may take a few treatments over a period as long as 6 months, but results can last up to 2 years.
Benefits of Radiesse Treatment
While Radiesse provides immediate results when it comes to filling out fine lines and wrinkles, its work on the collagen and elastin in the skin means that it can also improve skin elasticity, tone and texture over time. This helps tighten and firm saggy, crepy skin and restore the skin’s tone and texture to a more youthful appearance.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how Radiesse can help you combat sagging skin and wrinkles in your neck and decollate area, contact Aponi Aesthetics today to get more information or schedule a consultation.