At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer various aesthetic treatments, including dermal fillers like Radiesse. If you’re noticing fine lines and wrinkles that anti-aging products aren’t smoothing away, then it may be time to try this injectable. Radiesse is a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that can help you maintain a youthful, natural-looking appearance.
How Does Radiesse Start Working?
When it comes to this treatment, one of its main advantages is its fast-acting nature. This injectable treatment can immediately smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the same day as treatment, leaving you with a more youthful appearance in a matter of hours. As the days go by, collagen production in the skin will increase, leading to even more significant improvements.
As a type of dermal filler, this injectable is specifically designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles while also restoring skin volume and correcting skin laxity on both the face and hands. Its unique formula features Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres, which not only instantly restore skin volume but also stimulate collagen production for ongoing skin support.
Most patients can enjoy the benefits of this treatment for up to 12 to 18 months, though results may vary depending on factors such as skin type, treatment areas, and aftercare practices. By following post-treatment instructions and taking good care of your skin, you may even experience longer-lasting results.
What Are the Main Benefits of Radiesse?
There are many reasons why this injectable has become a popular choice for those seeking a more youthful appearance. For starters, it offers the same long-lasting aesthetic improvements as surgical anti-aging treatments without any of the associated pain, high costs, or prolonged recovery time. Best of all, the results of this treatment can be immediately enjoyed, allowing patients to benefit from a younger-looking appearance right away.
Another significant benefit is safety and simplicity. This filler is considered safe for most patients, regardless of their age, gender, complexion, or skin type, making it a versatile and inclusive treatment option. Additionally, the results of this treatment appear natural, which is especially important for those who want to look rejuvenated without any telltale signs of “work” being done on their face. With Radiesse, you can look and feel your best without anyone knowing you had a little help along the way.
Where Can Radiesse Be Used?
The FDA approves this injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity on the mid-face; it is also frequently used in other areas to combat the visible signs of aging.
These pesky wrinkles can extend from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin, betraying your age. Luckily, this treatment can be used to fill out the area and create more skin volume, providing a naturally youthful appearance.
The back of your hands is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging due to sun damage, which accelerates the aging process and creates skin laxity. While many fillers aren’t suitable for use on the hands, this treatment is uniquely able to restore volume in this area, helping to erase visible signs of aging.
Over time, the corners of your mouth may begin to droop, creating a frown and stern expression. This filler can be injected to lift the corners of your mouth, which restores the shape of your smile and gives you a more youthful appearance.
These lines, which stretch from the sides of your nose to the edge of your mouth, are one of the most common signs of aging. This injectable can be used to fill in these lines, restoring lost volume and creating a smoother appearance for your skin.
Is Radiesse Better Than Other Fillers?
While many of today’s fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, Radiesse 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 itself has been absorbed.
What Should You Expect From Your 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. During your dermal filler consultation, we will discuss any other anti-aging treatments you have tried in the past to reverse the visible signs of aging. 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. However, you will need to avoid using anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications before your treatment and 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.
At Your Appointment
You should arrive at your appointment with a freshly cleansed face free of makeup, moisturizers, or other products. We will cleanse and sterilize your skin, and you can ask us about 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. This needle is very fine, so most people don’t find it painful.
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 at one time.
Following your treatment, you will receive detailed post-treatment instructions that are crucial to ensuring you achieve your desired results. It’s important to avoid touching or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours to allow the filler to settle beneath the surface of the skin. Additionally, hot water, steam, saunas, and hot tubs should be avoided during this time.
To further protect your results, it’s important to avoid skincare products that may irritate the skin. Furthermore, excessive or unprotected sun exposure should be avoided, and it’s important always to wear SPF outside to prevent premature breakdown of the filler formula.
Maintaining Your Results
Ultimately, maintaining your results depends on how well you take care of your skin. Using sunscreen after a dermal filler treatment can help the premature breakdown of the filler formula in the skin, which can help your results last longer. Using skincare products that support your aesthetic goals can also help your results last longer.
Leading a healthy lifestyle is also essential for looking and feeling younger and will also support your body as it produces collagen. 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.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for Radiesse?
The good news is that most people who are interested in this treatment turn out to be good candidates for it. Ideal candidates 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. We’ll talk with you at your consultation to ensure you don’t have any allergies or other issues that could preclude you from treatment.
Enjoy Quick Results With Radiesse
If you’re ready to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and get back a more youthful look, this treatment can rejuvenate your skin in as little as one treatment. At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, we provide expert consultation and care to help you achieve the best possible results with this treatment. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses all your concerns and gets you the right combination of treatments to help you look and feel at your very best.
With Radiesse, you can enjoy quick and long-lasting results that will restore your youthful appearance and boost your confidence. Contact H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your consultation appointment with us today.