The aging face

The aging face

ABOUT OUR PATIENT

When this particular patient, a San Francisco businesswoman, first came in to talk to me about the possibilities of plastic surgery, she wanted to know how to remove the wrinkles that were starting to show in different areas around her face using non-surgical methods. We also talked a little bit about adding more definition to her cheekbone area.

This case interested me quite a bit, because the patient had tried out treatments in the past using Sculptra injections and wasn’t too happy with her results. She wanted to try an alternative that was new and light, something that could be done once, have little to no recovery time, and heed impressive results. This made me think that she was a great candidate for Radiesse.

DR. Alharkan’S TREATMENT PLAN

Did you know that one of the first signs of aging seen when you reach your mid-30s is volume loss in the area around your cheeks? You start to notice this when you see slight bags and deeper nasolabial folds start to form. From my experience, one of the fastest and most effective ways to treat this is by applying dermal filler injections to the mid-face region.

Radiesse, for instance, is a great dermal filler treatment that takes maybe 20 minutes to go through. The desired results can usually be achieved in just one session. The results will typically last one year, slowly decreasing after about six months. Some patients come to see me for touch-ups in between the full treatments, maintaining the strength of their treatment at all times.

So, with this patient, who was mostly experiencing signs from aging, I applied Radiesse beneath her eyes, to her cheeks and nasolabial folds.

THE OUTCOME

After checking in, we’ve found out that she’s still enjoying fresh and full results, which have subsided very little…even after six months!

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