As we age, our collagen production slows, leaving us with unwanted lines, wrinkles, and loss of youthful volume. This can leave us looking older than we feel and can take a negative toll on our self-esteem. If you are looking for a simple solution to correcting these signs of aging without surgery, Radiesse® can help.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a dermal filler created with CaHA, which provides immediate contouring and stimulation of collagen and elastin production. When Radiesse® is injected into your skin, the CaHA particles integrate with your tissue to create a “scaffold”. As the gel carrier breaks down over time, a network of collagen fibers forms to create a renewed and youthful skin structure.
Radiesse is a great treatment option for treating signs of aging on the lower face such as nasolabial fold and restoring volume loss on the back of the hands.
The Radiesse® Treatment
To begin your Radiesse®, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream will be applied to make sure you are comfortable during treatment. Next, your injector will skillfully inject the Radiesse® into the targeted areas. Treatment is quick and can be completed over your lunch hour.
Over time, the CaHA particles will dissolve, leaving you with your own collagen and elastin for a more youthful appearance.
Who is a Candidate?
Ideal candidates for Radiesse® are adults who are between the ages of 25 and 60 and wish to smooth lines and wrinkles around their mouth and nose. It can also be used to plump the skin on the back of the hands for a more youthful appearance. You should not receive this treatment if you have a bleeding disorder, a history of severe allergies, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. To learn if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation appointment at our office today.
Following your Radiesse® injections, you may experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, and itching at the injection site. There is no downtime required following treatments, which makes this treatment a great choice for those with busy schedules. We do advise that you avoid strenuous exercise and direct sun and heat for the first 24 hours for the best results.
You will be able to see noticeable results immediately after injection. However, full results should be seen after about one week. Touch-up injections may be needed every two years.
To learn more about Radiesse® and how it can help you reach your anti-aging goals, contact First State MedSpa in Wilmington, DE today. We will be happy to schedule your consultation as your first step toward a more confident you.
Can I exercise after Radiesse injections?
Avoid exercise for approximately 24 hours after Radiesse to avoid movement or removal of the product.
Can I wear makeup after Radiesse?
Applying makeup and/or lipstick to the treated area can introduce infection. Therefore, we recommend waiting 24 hours until applying anything.