Being happy with the way you look can be hard when fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume make you look older than you feel. So, what’s the solution? At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL, we know that dermal fillers like Radiesse are a good aesthetic solution to reverse moderate signs of aging in the mid-face and hands. The key to looking younger and feeling more confident can be as easy as a single injectable treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Radiesse?
Radiesse is a highly effective dermal filler formulated with calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which are absorbed by the body and help your skin naturally increase volume over time. There are many considerable benefits to this treatment. For example, all you will need is a single treatment appointment to effectively reverse the visible signs of aging for several months. Some of the main benefits of this treatment include:
One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is the fact that it produces natural-looking results. While most dermal fillers can live up to this promise, the results of Radiesse are unique because of what the filler is formulated with. The calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres increase the volume of your skin and also increase the natural production of skin-supporting proteins like collagen.
When dermal fillers are placed within the sub-dermal layers of the skin, the goal is to increase the facial volume so the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be erased. This treatment works in the same way; when this filler increases skin volume, the reverse of skin laxity makes the skin tighter, firmer, and more youthful. Unlike facelifts, a dermal filler can reverse visible aging without making it seem like you’ve had cosmetic treatment.
Grow New Collagen
When it comes to dermal fillers, they generally work in one of two ways. With hyaluronic acid-based fillers, the HA in the formula attracts more water to the skin to increase skin volume. With a filler made with calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, the unique formula works to actively increase collagen production. That’s right – this dermal filler can help your skin produce new, healthy collagen, which is another reason why the results of the treatment look so natural.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, but the natural production of collagen begins to wane between ages 30 and 40. When the amount of collagen you produce begins to decrease, the volume of your skin also deflates and leads to skin laxity, which then paves the way for fine lines and wrinkles to develop. By increasing collagen production within the skin, you can reverse the effects of time.
This dermal filler can produce immediate results. In fact, most people will see the results of this treatment on the same day as their appointment, or sometimes even within the same hour. The immediacy of these results can be attributed to the gel-like formula, which instantly increases the volume of your skin to smooth away visible signs of aging.
Of course, these immediate results go through a few stages before your final results appear. Over the next one to three days after your treatment, the gel carrier will slowly be absorbed by the body and the microspheres will start working with your natural regenerative processes to increase collagen production. Most people will be able to see significant anti-aging results within seven to 10 days of their appointment.
The results of this dermal filler are known to be one of the longest-lasting on the market. You can expect the results of this filler to last for about two years when placed in the mid-face and lower face. Treating areas such as the cheeks can produce long-lasting results because the area is not as mobile as other zones of the face; additionally, because the cheeks require more volume, the amount of filler placed in this area can also produce extensive results.
Even when placed in other areas, such as the back of the hands, this treatment can last for about six months. We can give you a better idea of how long your results will last based on your skin condition, filler placement, and other factors at the time of your treatment.
Easy to Maintain
As for maintaining the results of this filler, your follow-up schedule will be simple. If you are using this filler on the face, you can expect to have a touch-up appointment once every 18 to 24 months, depending on how long your results last; if you are using this filler on the hands, you may need a touch-up once or twice a year to maintain your results.
Naturally, you can use other methods to maintain your results. For example, using anti-aging skincare products can reinforce collagen production and help your results last longer. Collagen production is very responsive to stress, so keeping your stress down may also be an effective method. Drinking enough water and avoiding unprotected sunlight exposure can also slow down the visible signs of aging.
This treatment is highly versatile. There are two specific areas of treatment that have been approved for this filler, the back of the hands and the cheeks to correct nasolabial folds. However, some providers may use this filler around the mouth, lips, and even to correct lip lines. This filler may also be used on chin wrinkles.
While treating the back of the hands may seem like a novel concept, it’s actually ingenious if one of the most visible signs of aging can be found on your hands rather than your face. Whether from sun exposure or simply because the skin of your hands lost volume early, thin skin on the back of the hands can make you seem older than you are. By increasing skin volume in this area, you can achieve a more complete youthful image.
Like many other dermal fillers, this treatment is highly compatible with other aesthetic treatments. When we build your treatment plan together, we will explore the other treatments that are commonly paired with this one. For example, some people use other dermal fillers in addition to this one to contour the face or treat wrinkles around the eyes. Neurotoxin injectables can also address dynamic wrinkles that aren’t otherwise treated by Radiesse.
Injectable treatments aren’t the only ones that are commonly combined with this filler. For example, chemical peels and facials may be able to address superficial concerns like blemishes, pigmentation, or uneven skin tone that can’t be treated with fillers. By addressing all visible signs of aging, you can achieve comprehensive anti-aging results.
Many Good Candidates
This filler has many good candidates. Women and men who have moderate signs of visible aging on the mid-face, lower face, or hands are typically eligible. You should not seek this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to the active ingredients in the filler, or have a history of severe allergic reactions. Candidates for this treatment typically want to correct concerns such as:
- Smile lines and laugh lines
- Nasolabial lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Hollow cheeks
- Sagging skin or skin laxity
- Lip lines
- Loose skin on hands
A consultation is the best way to determine if you are eligible for this treatment. Information such as your medical history, current medications and supplements, and other treatments you have tried in the past will all be used to decide whether or not this treatment is a good fit for your needs. We will also examine and analyze your skin to make the best treatment recommendations for your individual concerns.
Refine and Refresh Your Appearance
If you want to reverse the visible signs of aging in a single powerful treatment that erases lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, then Radiesse may be the perfect dermal filler for you. This filler treatment works with your body to produce new collagen so you can achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. By producing new collagen, your results will create a subtle improvement in your overall appearance.
Radiesse treatments are a good choice for those who have moderate signs of visible aging. Whether you want to treat hollow cheeks or thin skin on the back of your hands, this filler is an effective option for most people. If you think this treatment is a good fit for your aesthetic needs, contact us at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to helping you feel content with your appearance.