Have you noticed that your hands seem veinier than usual? Do you have wrinkles on your chest that make you feel self-conscious? Do you wish your temples weren’t so hollow? If so, you may benefit from Radiesse injections. At the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR, we couldn’t be happier to include this versatile anti-aging injectable along with our other restorative treatments. Here’s what you need to know about this safe, effective injectable.
How Long Does It Take Radiesse To Work?
Radiesse starts working right away, and you’ll be able to see an increase in volume in the treated areas as soon as your injections are complete. However, most people don’t get to enjoy their final results for four to six weeks. Note, that there are exceptions to every rule, and this rule is no different.
You may be able to see your final results after just three weeks if you’re in your 20s or 30s. On the other hand, you may not be able to see your final results for two months if you are in your 50s or 60s.
What Can I Do To See My Final Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to follow all of your recovery instructions. One of the most important recovery instructions to follow is to keep your head elevated above your heart and sleep on your back. Sleeping on your back is so important for rapid optimal results because it ensures that there is not too much pressure applied to the treated areas. It is also important to not apply cosmetics to the treatment area for 24 hours.
You can also help your results develop as quickly as possible by protecting your skin from sun damage. When the sun damages your skin, the damage done is two-fold. First, your existing collagen is weakened. Second, your skin starts to produce new, healthy collagen at a reduced rate. Protecting your skin from sun damage means that your collagen remains healthy and your skin produces collagen at an impetuous rate.
Is There Anything Else I Can Do?
Yes, there are other recovery guidelines you can follow that will ensure you will see your final results as quickly as possible. For example, you can ensure that you stay hydrated after your treatment by drinking plenty of water and keeping your caffeine consumption to a reasonable level.
You can also speed up your final results by not taking blood thinners for three days and avoiding too much heat or sweating for one day. Going three days without consuming alcohol or tobacco products after your treatment will also speed up your final results.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
Typically, you can expect the results of this treatment to last for two years. However, there are a number of factors that affect the longevity of your results. For example, your results will last longer if you take steps to prevent sun damage diligently.
Ensuring that you remain hydrated and well-nourished will also help you extend the longevity of your results. Similarly, your results will last longer if you don’t consume tobacco products and moderate your alcohol intake.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
As a general rule, you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are at least 21 years of age, in fairly good health, and worried about the signs of aging caused by volume loss. However, it is still imperative that you come in for your initial consultation to find out whether this injectable anti-aging treatment really is for you.
This injectable can be administered into almost any region of the body suffering from the visible signs of volume loss. For instance, it can be used to treat the temples, chest, and hands when most injectable fillers can only be used in the midface and lower face. However, we need to make sure that your aesthetic concerns are caused by volume loss. If they are caused by overactive muscles, you will need to be treated with injectable muscle relaxants.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You will not be considered a good candidate for Radiesse injections if you are pregnant. The FDA has not tested this injectable on such women, so it was not granted FDA-approval for the treatment of pregnant women. This treatment is also not approved by the FDA for the treatment of women who are nursing.
Also, this may not be the appropriate treatment for individuals who have certain heart conditions or bleeding disorders. It also may not be ideal for individuals with a history of keloid scarring.
Contact Us Today
Don’t let veiny hands and a wrinkled chest betray your age to strangers. Get a few Radiesse injections and volumize your skin like it hasn’t been volumized in years. You will be able to see your final results in just three to eight weeks, and you will look years younger for many months after that point. Reach out today to the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR to schedule your initial appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon.