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Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a board certified dermatologist in the area of Annapolis who assists patients at her practice, the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is committed to helping patients turn back the hands of time when they are struggling with the signs of aging. While many patients think of aging as the development of fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be seen in volume loss in the face, especially the area of the cheeks. This volume loss is caused by the reduction of natural collagen stores in the skin. This happens over time and results in volume loss and skin laxity. Instead of undergoing invasive procedures such as a surgical facelift, patients can instead use special injectables for cheek augmentation such as Radiesse.
Radiesse is a cosmetic injectable that can be used to augment areas of the face in which volume loss is a concern. This injectable is more dense than other dermal fillers used to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. This makes it better suited for larger areas and volume loss. Radiesse is also used in other situations and may be beneficial for areas such as the nasolabial folds, another area of concern for many aging men and women. This injectable, unlike other dermal fillers, is made with calcium hydroxylapatite, also known as CaHA. These microspheres provide immediate correct in volume while also stimulating the body’s own production of collagen. The results from Radiesse can last a year or longer for many patients thanks to the natural improvement. Over time, the injectable gel will be absorbed by the body and metabolized. This injection is FDA approved for cosmetic use and it can be mixed with lidocaine for improved comfort during application.
Radiesse is just one of many injections available through the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cheryl Burgess and her professional team welcome patients in and around the Annapolis area to learn about the ways in which she can address aging skin. Contact her today to book an appointment and find out how visiting a board certified dermatologist can make a dramatic difference in the care and treatment received.