The Secret To Aging Gracefully - The Bend Magazine

The Secret To Aging Gracefully

What exactly can we do to preserve our youth?

If only we could turn back the hands of time by simply taking a drink from the fountain of youth! Unfortunately, this option exists only in our dreams. As we age, the skin loses moisture, tension, and elasticity, and the contours that were once there start to diminish and collagen production starts to slow down.  So what exactly can we do to preserve our youth? There is not just one simple answer to this question. However, one option that has been extremely successful is Radiesse.

What is Radiesse? Radiesse is a volumizing dermal filler. What makes this filler different from other fillers is its ability to not only provide immediate results by restoring lost volume but also continue to provide added benefits by stimulating the production of your own natural collagen.

Radiesse contains calcium-based microspheres that, once injected, act as a scaffold under the skin to provide a triple effect of wrinkle filling, volume lifting, and skin rejuvenation. Over time, these microspheres then begin to stimulate your own natural collagen to grow so results are not only immediate but also long-lasting.


Radiesse is ideal in correcting smile lines, marionette lines, corners of the mouth, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and cheeks. Smile lines also called nasolabial folds run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Over time these lines can become very deep and can give you an aged appearance. Marionette lines begin at the corner of the mouth and extend down towards the chin. These lines can give you the appearance of a frown, as well as the lines in the corners of the mouth that can begin to turn downward. Pre-jowl folds form along the jawline. As the skin loses volume it can cause sagging across your jawline and create folds that can potentially give the illusion of that “double chin” or a “turkey neck” we all hate so much. It can also be used to sculpt the jawline and cheeks for a more contoured appearance.


The treatment itself is performed in office and typically takes no more than 30 minutes. There is little to no downtime so in most cases you will be free to return to your regular daily routine after your treatment. If you are ready for some rejuvenation we invite you to take advantage of the benefits Radiesse can offer you!