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Why choose a calcium-based dermal filler?

We often speak about “fillers” which do exactly what you think they would do…they fill areas below the skin to replace lost volume.

Why do we lose volume if our weight stays the same?

Over time our collagen breaks down in the skin and between that and the ever so unforgiving gravity, we are left with unwelcome sagging, lines and flattening of our features. There are a few factors that move this process along more quickly such as sun exposure, extreme exercise, smoking, and glycation.

What is the difference between regular fillers and a calcium-based dermal filler?

Regular fillers, which are typically made from hyaluronic acid, work by adding volume to specific areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for maintaining hydration and elasticity in the skin. By injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into targeted areas, such as the cheeks, lips, or nasolabial folds, the lost volume is restored, resulting in a more youthful appearance. These fillers are safe and easily absorbed by the body.

On the other hand, calcium-based dermal fillers provide a unique approach to facial rejuvenation. They contain calcium-based microspheres that mimic the components found in bones and teeth. When injected into the skin, these microspheres act as a scaffolding structure, stimulating the growth of new tissue in and around the treated area.

Think of it as the construction crew that’s going in to build a scaffolding to support the structure known as ‘your aging face.’

This is a good thing!

The water-based gel containing the microspheres creates an instant volumizing effect when injected, while the microspheres themselves gradually dissolve over time.

As the gel begins to dissolve after 2-3 months, the body’s natural collagen production is triggered. The stimulation of collagen production creates new volume, resulting in a rejuvenated and thicker skin. The gel typically disappears within 3-4 months. But here’s the exciting part: around 9-12 months later, the microspheres in the filler start to break down as well. During this time, your own collagen, which is a protein that keeps your skin firm and elastic, takes over.

Because your own collagen is doing the work, the effects are longer-lasting than average fillers. Of course, it’s always a good idea to have maintenance treatments every so often to keep your results looking their best.

In addition to their volumizing effects, calcium-based dermal fillers have been found to have a high level of biocompatibility, meaning they are well-tolerated by the body without causing adverse reactions. The microspheres used in these fillers are made from materials that are similar to what naturally occurs in our bones and teeth. This biocompatibility minimizes the risk of allergic reactions or complications, making them a safe option for a wide range of individuals.

Another advantage of calcium-based dermal fillers is their versatility in addressing various aesthetic concerns. Whether you want to enhance facial contours, improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, or restore volume to sunken areas, these fillers can be strategically injected to achieve your desired outcome. They can be used to lift and sculpt the cheeks, define the jawline, soften nasolabial folds, and even rejuvenate the hands.

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This is why calcium-based dermal fillers are a great choice for skin and facial rejuvenation. They provide not only immediate results with the gel but also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, ensuring lasting improvements. So, if you’re looking for a solution that can help you achieve a more youthful appearance, calcium-based dermal fillers could be just what you need.

Overall, both regular fillers and calcium-based dermal fillers have a track record of safety and have been used in medical and therapeutic applications for many years. Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations.

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