As we age, collagen levels in the skin deplete. This causes skin to become more relaxed, allowing for the formation of wrinkles and folds. Moisturizers, other skin care products and healthy lifestyle changes help to combat some of these problems, but they often are not enough. FDA approved Radiesse is a safe and effective treatment that makes a difference. Radiesse is a dermal filler comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres that increase collagen production as they are metabolized. Benefits are often noticeable for months or even years.
Healthy men and women between the ages of 30 and 60 are often exceptional candidates for Radiesse treatments. The dermal filler is ideal for those who want to restore volume or add contour to the cheekbones. This product is also used for nasolabial folds, where volume can also be restored, stimulate collagen production, and improve skin texture and flexibility.
Radiesse treatment results are often immediately visible. The treated area typically appears smoother and softer with wrinkles and folds diminished. These results are even more evident once any swelling or bruising subsides. Most people enjoy natural looking results for a year, and in some cases, they last up to 18 months before additional treatments are necessary.
Preparation for your Radiesse treatment is minimal. To reduce opportunities for swelling and bruising, it is advisable to avoid taking over-the-counter medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen for one week before treatment. If you take certain prescription blood thinners, your chance of bruising may increase, but do not discontinue these medications without first consulting with the prescribing physician.
Once you are comfortable in a treatment room, Dr. Janson or one of our team members will clean your skin and mark the injection sites. Radiesse is injected using a very small needle. Any discomfort is typically minimal, and it can often be controlled using a topical anesthetic, if necessary. The procedure itself takes only minutes, and you will remain awake and aware of your surroundings the entire time.
Patients can return to work and resume most normal activity immediately after Radiesse treatment. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity immediately following your treatment as well as direct sun exposure for the first few days after your procedure. Do not massage the area for at least 24-hours post-treatment. Minor swelling is common, and it typically subsides within one to three days after your procedure. Managing any swelling as well as any mild discomfort is usually easily accomplished using ice packs, cold compresses, and over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen. The procedure is generally safe, and any complications are very rare. However, if you have any concerns, contact Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, AZ immediately for support.
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Some minor swelling is common, as is redness and bruising, which generally subsides within three days after your procedure. Ice packs, cold compresses and over the counter medication such as acetaminophen is recommended.
You may notice benefits from your Radiesse treatment for months to years. Most people notice results for at least 12 months, but the effects of the treatment last longer for some people.
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. This substance plumps up your skin and increases collagen production when it is metabolized.
Though Radiesse treatments can last for a long time (for some people, up to 18 months!), they are not permanent. If you wish to maintain your results, you will need to repeat the treatment process when you notice your results fading.
About 12 months. Don’t worry: How much you use your hands has nothing to do with how long your results last.
No. The calcium hydroxylapatite in Radiesse has a thicker texture and is more appropriate for marionette lines, cheeks, and nasolabial folds. If you wish to plump up your lips, speak with your provider for advice on how to proceed and with which products. Dermal fillers can enhance your appearance and your quality of life with little downtime involved. For more information on how Restylane products can help you achieve your beauty goals, contact Adam & Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, AZ, today.