Radiesse filler is a popular and effective solution for individuals seeking to address signs of aging and enhance their facial contours. As a dermal filler, it offers a unique composition and mode of action that sets it apart from other treatments, providing immediate volume while stimulating collagen production for long-lasting results. Mimi Lee, MD, in Little Rock, AR, offers this innovative treatment to help individuals achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
What Is Radiesse Used For?
This product is a dermal filler that is primarily used for cosmetic purposes to address signs of aging and enhance facial features. This treatment can be used to:
Reducing Wrinkles and Fine Lines
This product can be injected into facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, and chin wrinkles, to add volume and smooth out the skin.
Restoring Racial Volume
The use of this treatment can restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks and temples, providing a more youthful and lifted appearance.
Enhancing Facial Contours
This product can be used to sculpt and enhance certain facial features, such as the chin, jawline, and cheeks, creating a more defined and balanced appearance.
This injectable can be used to restore volume and minimize the appearance of age-related volume loss in the hands, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
What Is It Made of?
This product is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that is found naturally in the body, particularly in bones and teeth. The microspheres in the formula are made up of this calcium hydroxylapatite material. The gel carrier provides a smooth consistency for easy injection and placement of the product.
Over time, the product stimulates the production of collagen, further enhancing the results and providing long-lasting effects. The unique formulation of this product makes it an effective dermal filler for addressing facial wrinkles, folds, and volume loss.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
The duration of effects after treatment can vary depending on individual factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and the area of treatment. On average, the results of treatment can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
Over time, the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres stimulate collagen production, which helps to maintain the volume and longevity of the treatment. However, it’s important to note that individual experiences may vary, and touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results.
How Can I Maximize the Longevity of My Results?
To maximize the longevity of your results, there are a number of steps you can take.
Follow Post-Treatment Instructions
Adhere to the specific post-treatment instructions provided by Dr Lee. This may include avoiding excessive sun exposure, refraining from strenuous activities, and avoiding certain medications or treatments that could interfere with the results.
Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Shield your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF, using protective clothing, and seeking shade when the sun is at its strongest. Sun exposure can accelerate the breakdown of collagen, potentially reducing the longevity of your results.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Practices that promote overall skin health, such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, sufficient hydration, and adequate sleep, can contribute to the longevity of your results.
Consider Touch-up Treatments
Depending on your individual response to the treatment and your desired outcome, periodic touch-up treatments may be recommended to maintain the desired level of volume and rejuvenation.
Avoid Smoking and Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively impact your skin’s health and reduce the longevity of the results. Quitting smoking and moderating alcohol intake can contribute to better overall skin health.
Keep Up With Skincare Routines
Use high-quality skincare products and incorporate a regular skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating to support the health and appearance of your skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Radiesse filler?
Good candidates for treatment are typically individuals who want to address signs of aging and improve facial contours. They may have concerns such as deep wrinkles, folds, or volume loss, particularly in areas like the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or sunken cheeks. Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the treatment. Adequate skin elasticity is also beneficial for optimal results.
What Might Disqualify Me From Treatment?
Several factors may disqualify individuals from receiving this treatment. First, if someone is pregnant or breastfeeding, this treatment is not recommended due to potential risks to the fetus or infant. Second, individuals with known allergies or hypersensitivity to any components of Radiesse filler may be disqualified.
Third, active skin infections or inflammatory skin conditions in the treatment area may require postponement of treatment. Additionally, individuals with bleeding disorders, those using blood-thinning medications, severe allergies, or active autoimmune diseases may not be suitable candidates for treatment.
Get Back Your Youthful Looks
Radiesse filler offers a compelling solution for individuals seeking effective facial rejuvenation and enhancement. With its unique composition of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, this product provides immediate volume while stimulating collagen production for long-lasting results. The versatility of this dermal filler allows it to address various signs of aging, such as wrinkles, folds, and volume loss, providing individuals with a more youthful and revitalized appearance. Get in touch with us at the office of Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR, to get renewed confidence and a refreshed look.