Radiesse Dermal Fillers
Radiesse Dermal Fillers
Radiesse dermal fillers can become a secret source of youth and radiance for your skin. It doesn’t just fill wrinkles, it actually makes your body generate more proteins responsible for smoothness and firmness. Are you intrigued? Then don’t hesitate to learn more about Radiesse and the things that make it different from the others.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler used to address issues concerning facial structure, contour, and texture. It is denser than other similar products meaning it is able to effectively treat deeper wrinkles and folds as well as areas of subcutaneous fat loss.
While the majority of popular dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is based on calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural compound found in our teeth and bones. Fashioned into microsphere-interspersed gel, calcium hydroxylapatite stimulates our body to produce its own collagen, a protein that gives the skin its firmness, structure, and elasticity. It is the loss of collagen in the tissues that causes a lack of laxity and subsequent occurrence of wrinkles and sagginess.
What are the Benefits of Radiesse?
Currently, Radiesse is the only FDA-approved injectable dermal filler taking advantage of calcium hydroxylapatite. Its unique properties allow utilizing it to correct multiple concerns across the face:
– marionette lines (these extend vertically from the corners of the mouth to the chin);
– smile lines (they occur at the corners of the mouth);
– nasolabial folds (run down from the nose to the sides of the mouth);
– chin wrinkles;
– pre-jowl folds (go from the jaw to the chin)
– unattractive jawline contour.
At the same time, Radiesse is capable of augmenting the appearance of the hands. In particular, it can create additional volume to minimize the signs of aging as well as conceal veins and tendons.
The thing that separates Radiesse injectable fillers from the rest is their high viscosity, which helps fill folds and lines more efficiently. Simultaneously, it stays in the tissues much longer than its counterparts. While fillers that use hyaluronic acid last about 6 months, Radiesse provides a rejuvenating effect for 12 months and even more. The dermal filler remains invisible under the skin and does not interfere with the natural movement of muscles and tissues.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment?
Being well-prepared for your appointment is vital since it helps minimize risks and shortens recovery time. First of all, you should avoid any blood thinners a few days before your beauty procedure. Impaired blood clotting is a contraindication to having injectable fillers. When clotting takes more time than normal, it results in more bleeding and bruising. So, make sure to avoid the following medications and supplements: Aspirin, Warfarin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs, Vitamin E, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic, Ginko Biloba, and others.
It also makes sense to introduce some changes to your diet as you prepare for Radiesse filler treatment. It’s best that you eat less spicy and sodium-rich food as well as refrain from alcoholic beverages because they tend to retain water in the body and it leads to swelling. That being said, staying well hydrated is critical since water is the key to multiple biological processes including healing. We also suggest that you take Arnica Montana supplements a few days prior to your appointment and throughout the post-treatment period since they help battle inflammation and contribute to tissue recovery.
You should keep in mind that filler injections, especially in the areas around the nose and lips, are able to activate cold sores if you experienced this viral infection in the past. In this case, you ought to administer antivirus drugs a day before your treatment and continue taking them for 3-4 days.
If you are not sure whether you’re a good candidate for Radiesse filler therapy or you have any health concerns, please have a consultation with one of our providers. They will provide all the necessary information to help make your procedure as safe and effective as possible.
How Long do Radiesse Fillers Last?
Thanks to the one-of-a-kind formulation of Radiesse, it ensures the most long-lasting effect around. The rejuvenating action of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers persists 6 months on average but Radiesse doubles and even triples this time. The secret is a high viscosity of the filler gel that lingers in the tissues longer. Besides, the key ingredient of Radiesse fillers encourages the natural production of collagen in the skin.
Although Radiesse fillers last 12 months and even more, you may require touch-up treatments. If you opt for touch-ups, they should be carried out 7 months after the first injection.
What are Potential Side Effects?
The most common side effects of Radiesse treatment are minor and short-lived. They occur as a natural response of your body to irritation, i.e. tissue damage due to needle insertion. The list of possible adverse reactions includes bleeding, bruising, swelling, tenderness, itchiness, stiffness, and numbness. More often than not, these side effects disappear within a few days after the treatment.
Also, please keep in mind that contrary to hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse treatment is not reversible. There are no injections able to dissolve calcium hydroxylapatite once it has been delivered into the tissues. That’s why you should carefully choose the areas you’d like to treat with the filler and have realistic expectations.