Once you notice a new wrinkle, it’s hard to keep your eyes – or your mind – off of it. If it feels like anti-aging products aren’t doing the trick to smooth away visible signs of aging, then it may be time to try aesthetic treatments for erasing fine lines and wrinkles. At One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we know that Radiesse is a non-invasive anti-treatment that can help you maintain a youthful, natural-looking appearance.
How Quickly Does Radiesse Work?
The results of Radiesse are instantly noticeable. Fine lines and wrinkles are immediately smoothed out on the same day as treatment, with many people able to benefit from voluminous skin and a more youthful appearance within hours. The results of this treatment will continue to improve over the next several days as collagen production in the skin increases.
Most patients can expect the final results of their treatment to last for up to 12 to 18 months. You may experience longer-lasting results depending on your skin type, the areas that are treated, and how well you maintain your results and follow aftercare instructions.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a type of dermal filler that is specially formulated to fill-in and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restore skin volume to correct skin laxity on the face and the hands. This filler is made with Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel that instantly restores skin volume and helps your body naturally produce higher levels of collagen in the skin.
Like any other dermal filler, this treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes to perform and requires zero recovery time. In fact, because this is a “lunchtime” appointment, most patients immediately return to work or other activities following the treatment. Dermal fillers such as this one are the pinnacle of aesthetic treatments for their ease of use and exceptional results.
What Are the Main Benefits?
Compared to surgical anti-aging treatments, Radiesse offers the same long-lasting aesthetic improvement without any associated pain, high cost, or prolonged recovery time. Even more pleasing, the results of this treatment can be immediately enjoyed, which enables patients to benefit from more time with a younger-looking appearance.
Another huge benefit of this treatment is the simple filler, which is considered safe for most patients. This means this treatment can be used by patients of any age, gender, complexion, or skin type. Lastly, the results of this treatment appear natural, something which is especially important for patients who want to appear rejuvenated without any obvious signs of “work” being done on the face.
Where Can You Use This Treatment?
This treatment is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity on the mid-face. However, this treatment is also commonly used in other areas, including:
Did you know one of the first areas of the body that ages due to sun damage are the back of the hands? The skin on the back of the hands is more exposed to daily sun damage, which accelerates the aging process and creates skin laxity on the hands sometimes before other areas of the body. Radiesse is a unique dermal filler because it can be used to restore volume in the backs of the hands.
Smile lines are the lines that stretch from the sides of the nose to the edge of the mouth. These lines typically start developing in the mid-20s and deepen with type, along with other dynamic wrinkles that grow more severe with collagen depletion. This dermal filler can be injected into these lines to fill-in lost volume and restore a smoother skin appearance.
Over time, the corners of the mouth can be pulled downward as a natural byproduct of the aging process. This can create a frowning expression around the mouth and give you a stern appearance. This filler can be injected into the skin to lift the corners of the mouth and restore the shape of your mouth or smile.
Marionette lines, also known as chin wrinkles, extend from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin, not unlike a Marionette doll. These wrinkles can become more noticeable over time, particularly when wearing make-up. This dermal filler can be used to create more skin volume to restore a naturally youthful appearance.
The skin just above the jawline, also known as the jowls, can begin to droop as a result of the natural aging process. This is largely because of volume loss in the skin, which creates more laxity that responds to the pull of gravity. This filler can restore volume in the cheeks, redefine the shape or angle of your jaw, and correct the appearance of a double chin.
Is This Filler Better Than Others?
The thing about dermal fillers is that the formulas that are used today are better than the formulas used 10 years ago. That said, there are some fillers that stand out among the competition – including this one.
While many of today’s fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, this filler uses microspheres that offer a long-lasting lift to restore a youthful appearance. In fact, the microspheres used in this filler are scientifically proven to boost the production of collagen in the skin to create additional volume and skin support that lasts long after the filler has been absorbed.
What Should You Expect From This Treatment?
The first step of your treatment will be a consultation appointment so we can evaluate your skin concerns and the severity of your skin condition. Your desired results will play a large part in whether or not you are qualified for a particular treatment.
For a dermal filler consultation, we will discuss any other anti-aging treatments you have tried in the past to reverse the visible signs of aging, such as laser treatments. The kind of anti-aging products you use may also be relevant to your consultation.
As a general rule, there isn’t much you will have to do to prepare for a dermal filler appointment. One thing you will need to do is avoid using anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications before your treatment. You will also need to avoid certain treatments, such as laser treatments or chemical peels, for at least two weeks before your filler appointment. You must also avoid excessive sun exposure that could burn or irritate your skin for at least one week before your appointment.
Please arrive at your appointment with a freshly cleansed face free of make-up, moisturizers, or other products. We will cleanse and sterilize your skin and you will have the option of using a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort, particularly if you have sensitive skin. A small needle will be used to administer the filler to your targeted treatment areas until your desired results are achieved.
Most of the time your treatment appointments will take roughly 15 minutes to complete, although your appointment may be longer if you are treating both the hands and the face, or multiple areas of the face at one time.
You will receive specific post-treatment instructions to ensure that you achieve your desired results. Part of these instructions will be to avoid touching or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours so the filler can settle beneath the surface of the skin. You should avoid using hot water to wash the face and avoid steam, saunas, or hot tubs as well.
You will also need to avoid using skincare products that can irritate the skin, such as Retinol. Please avoid excessive or unprotected sun exposure and always wear SPF outside to avoid breaking down the filler formula prematurely.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Ultimately, maintaining your results depends on how well you take care of your skin. For example, some research suggests that over 90% of age-related concerns like wrinkles and sun damage are caused by unprotected exposure to the sun. For people with particularly fair skin, sun damage is more likely to cause premature wrinkles and pigmentation concerns.
For that reason, it’s very important to use SPF when you are outside to protect against premature aging. In fact, using SPF after a dermal filler treatment can also help the premature breakdown of the filler formula in the skin, which can help your results last longer. Other things you can do to maintain your results include:
Using skincare products that support your aesthetic goals can help your results last longer. For example, if you want to prevent future fine lines and wrinkles, then you should use anti-aging products containing Retinol, collagen, or hyaluronic acid to support the work your dermal filler is doing. If you aren’t sure what skincare products would best serve your skin goals, please let us know so we can help you find products that work for you.
Leading a healthy lifestyle is essential for looking and feeling younger. The skin relies on hydration in the body to remain supple and moisturized, so drinking enough water every day can help reduce any signs of aging related to dehydration or low skin volume. Not smoking is another lifestyle choice that can help prevent visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles around the mouth.
That said, sometimes leading too healthy of a lifestyle can make the results of your treatment last for a shorter period of time than anticipated. For example, engaging in strenuous exercise every day can accelerate the breakdown of the dermal filler in your skin, which can mean your dermal filler will be absorbed more quickly.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Candidates who are ideal for this treatment include adult women and men who are looking for a long-lasting non-invasive solution to fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be good candidates, along with those who have severe allergies or skin infections at the time of treatment.
Enjoy Quick Results With Radiesse
Instead of despairing over a new wrinkle, it’s time to seek a solution that can diminish the appearance of that wrinkle – and other visible signs of aging on your skin. Dermal filler treatments like Radiesse can erase signs of the natural aging process and rejuvenate your skin for a younger appearance in as little as one treatment. If you think this restorative dermal filler treatment is right for you, contact One Life Health and Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to schedule your consultation appointment today.