Fillers Specialist

Richard Nolan, MD -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Laser Skin Source

Richard Nolan, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Alameda, CA

Finding ways to fill in the hollows and lines in the skin is one of the most affordable ways to combat the effects of aging. Dr. Richard Nolan and the Laser Skin Source in Alameda, California, give patients workable solutions when it comes to those areas around the face and neck that can make you look and feel older. Dermal fillers like Radiesse® are cutting-edge aesthetic medicine. They work with the body’s own natural healing system to add volume and improve the appearance of the skin.

Fillers Q & A

by Richard Nolan, MD

What is a filler?

Fillers are injectable therapies that fill in lines, creases, or shallow areas to provide volume. This is different than other injectable options like Botox, which paralyzes the muscles to prevent the movement that causes wrinkles.

Fillers are actually material that expands the space to remove the lines. They work to lift your cheeks, volumize your jawline, and even fill out your lips. Typically, fillers are used around the face and jaw, but the process works for other areas of the body, too, like plumping up the saggy skin on the hands.

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a special filler product offered at the Laser Skin Source. It works with the body to contour and improve facial features without surgery. It offers a patented microsphere technology that continues working after most other types of fillers stop. Through collagenesis, Radiesse stimulates the body to create fresh collagen around the injection area, leading to new skin and a new contoured look.

Radiesse is made from a biocompatible substance identical to what’s already in the body, meaning there’s no risk of allergic reaction and very few side effects. Radiesse has both the CE mark of certification and two separate FDA approvals.

How long does Radiesse last?

It varies from person to person, but most people see immediate results that can last for up to a year. Dr. Nolan and the staff at Laser Skin Source will go over the process with you so you know what to expect. Unlike other fillers, Radiesse lasts a long time, so you don’t need multiple sessions right away.

Is the use of a filler the best way to get a younger look?

The use of fillers like Radiesse is just one part of an overall strategy to fight aging and give you a fresh new appearance. Dr. Nolan may recommend this procedure in conjunction with other forms of rejuvenation like Laser Genesis™ or Titan™ Skin Tightening.

Dr. Nolan gives you a customized care plan based on your needs and what you hope to accomplish. It’s one of the many benefits of working with a comprehensive aesthetic practice like Laser Skin Source. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Nolan at Laser Skin Source.

*Individual results may vary.