If you are looking for a cost-effective, minimally invasive way to fade your wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look, you should consider getting Radiesse injections. At Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR, we can use this long-lasting product to fade your expression lines, nasolabial folds, and other facial wrinkles.
How Long Does It Take for Radiesse To Work?
Radiesse is a dermal filler that temporarily renews your skin and diminishes the visibility of your facial wrinkles. This filler is very fast-acting, and your skin will begin to look more voluminous within one to three days. You should expect to see more significant results after about seven to 10 days. You may see additional improvements over the next two to four weeks.
What Aesthetic Issues Can This Injectable Product Improve?
This dermal filler is designed to enhance your appearance by making your wrinkles and other negative signs of aging less visible. For example, we can use this injectable treatment to soften expression lines on your face and creases around your nose and mouth. This dermal filler is very good at treating severe wrinkles that haven’t responded to other cosmetic treatments.
In addition, this treatment can improve the appearance of thinning, sagging skin on your face. This dermal filler is also able to increase the fullness of your cheeks.
What Technique Does This Injectable Product Use To Transform My Skin?
This product contains calcium hydroxylapatite spheres that are held in a gel-like formula. These calcium hydroxylapatite spheres use an innovative technique to improve the appearance of your skin.
The Importance of Calcium
Calcium is a type of mineral that is contained in certain types of foods. Eating foods that contain calcium can improve the condition of your bones and skin. When we inject this filler into your body, the spheres in the solution will transform into phosphate ions and calcium. Over time, your body’s metabolism will process these materials.
Increasing Your Collagen Levels
As your metabolism breaks down the ingredients in this filler, your body will gradually produce more collagen fibers. Collagen is a special type of protein that helps your skin stay plump, elastic, and strong. When you get older, your body’s production of this special protein will begin to slow down, and your skin will wrinkle and sag. Increasing your collagen levels will turn back the clock and renew the appearance of your skin.
What Rules Do I Need To Follow While I Am Preparing for My Treatment?
Since this anti-aging treatment is minimally invasive, you will not receive general anesthesia during your appointment. As a result, you will not need to make large changes to your routine during the days before you receive your dermal filler. However, you might need to make some small adjustments to your routine.
For example, taking blood-thinning medications may alter your body’s reaction to this dermal filler. Accordingly, we may ask you not to take these substances for a few days before your treatment. In addition, receiving a chemical peel or other aesthetic treatment could make your skin more sensitive. Accordingly, we may instruct you not to get this type of treatment before your appointment.
Will My Injections Take a Long Time To Administer?
If you can’t afford to take hours out of your busy schedule to receive your cosmetic treatment, don’t worry. This injectable product usually only takes about 15 minutes to administer.
You’ll get your injections at our office in Brookings, Oregon. Since this filler contains a numbing agent called lidocaine, you will feel calm and confident while we inject the product into your body. However, if you are nervous about this process, we can use a cream to numb your skin before we perform your injections.
Will I Need To Avoid the Sun After I Get My Injections?
Although you don’t have to take any time off from your job or housework after you receive your injections, you will need to make small changes to your usual behavior. In particular, you should not expose your skin to strong heat or sunlight for the next 24 hours. In addition, we will advise you not to massage the skin in your target area or apply makeup to your face during this time.
After 24 hours have passed, you can resume wearing makeup. Although you can go outside on a sunny day, we will still advise you to wear high-quality sunscreen on your face. Wearing sunscreen will protect your skin from ultra-violet light and decrease your chances of prematurely aging your skin.
Will This Injectable Product Wear Off After a Couple of Months?
Some injectable products and aesthetic treatments cannot create lasting changes in your lines and creases. After your injections wear off and your wrinkles return, you will have to spend your time, money, and energy getting follow-up treatments. This process can be very expensive, and you might have to take time off from work to get your injections.
A Long-Lasting Product
Radiesse is different. Since this filler fades your lines by stimulating your body’s collagen production, it will not wear off after a couple of months. Instead, you’ll have smooth, attractive skin for about one year to 18 months after you receive this treatment.
Maintaining Your Improvements
As your body finishes metabolizing the calcium in this product, your lines and wrinkles will gradually return. If you would like to prevent these changes from occurring, you can get follow-up injections at our office in Brookings.
Since your metabolism may break down this product more quickly than other people, your maintenance treatments will be customized. That said, it’s common to get a touch-up appointment once every year.
Why Is This Product Good at Treating Deep Wrinkles?
Many injectable products are very light and flexible. Although these dermal fillers may be able to plump your lips or fill in fine lines on your face, they may not create meaningful changes in more significant wrinkles. In contrast, this product is very thick and stiff. This unique formula allows this injectable to fill in deep creases in your chin and around your mouth.
Will This Injectable Product Migrate To Other Areas of My Face?
This product is designed to enhance the features in your desired location without altering the appearance of other features on your face. Since this dermal filler is very thick and stable, it should not migrate to other locations on your face. Instead, the calcium spheres in this injectable product will remain in your target location.
Can I Use This Injectable if I Have Allergies and Other Health Issues?
During your first meeting with us, you should tell us about any health issues or allergies that you have. Learning about your health conditions will help us determine whether you are eligible for this treatment.
Although some medical conditions will not prevent you from using this product, you are not eligible for Radiesse if you have a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis. In addition, you should not have a hypersensitivity or allergy to any of the ingredients in this product. Further, you should not get this treatment if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have a bleeding disorder.
Will I Need To Tell My Healthcare Providers About My Injectable Treatment?
In general, this injectable treatment will not change your reaction to medications, alter your blood work results, or impact other aspects of your medical care. As a result, you generally will not need to discuss this injectable treatment with your medical providers.
That said, this injectable can change the appearance of certain imaging tests. The calcium hydroxylapatite spheres contained in this injectable solution will appear on X-rays or CT scans. These spheres will be visible on imaging tests until your body has finished processing this product. If you are receiving an X-ray or scan of your treatment area, you should tell your medical provider that you have used this treatment.
Can I Use Other Injectable Treatments and Cosmetic Techniques To Improve My Appearance?
Although this injectable treatment is very effective, it cannot address all of your skin problems and aesthetic concerns. If you would like to correct several cosmetic problems, you should consider combining this product with some of our other aesthetic treatments and products. We can recommend a customized anti-aging package for you during our initial consultation.
Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world. Receiving Botox in connection with Radiesse can be a good way to soften lines and folds on the upper and lower portions of your face. Removing a larger number of wrinkles will dramatically transform your look and allow you to achieve a more youthful complexion.
Botox does not contain calcium-based microspheres. Instead, this injectable uses a unique technique to diminish fine lines and creases that form on the upper area of your face. When we inject this product into your face, an ingredient called botulinum toxin will temporarily change the movements of the muscles in your facial area. When these muscles relax, your forehead lines, crow’s feet, and other creases will become less noticeable.
Other Dermal Fillers
We offer a wide range of dermal fillers that use a sugar called hyaluronic acid to make your facial features and lips look plump and youthful. These dermal fillers include Restylane, Juvederm, and Versa. Since your body naturally creates this special sugar, our hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be used to produce subtle, natural-looking enhancements.
For instance, many of these fillers are able to give you soft, full lips. In addition, we frequently use these dermal fillers to fade lines that develop near your mouth and nose. Although the results of each dermal filler will be unique, these products are likely to create lasting improvements in your lips, cheeks, and other areas of your face.
Following a beauty routine is a good way to improve the condition of your skin and prolong the benefits of your dermal filler. To help you create a daily routine, we can recommend a variety of skincare products for you. For example, our ZO Skin Health products contain physician-grade ingredients that will protect your skin from ultra-violet rays and other environmental dangers.
These products include moisturizers, sunscreens, toners, and cleaners. Using our ZO Skin Health products on a daily basis will decrease acne breakouts, minimize your dark spots, and reduce the appearance of sun damage. In addition, these products can be used to soften your creases, minimize rosacea, and decrease the signs of hyperpigmentation.
Transform Your Appearance
Radiesse is a thick, stable filler that can be used to erase deep lines on the lower portion of your face. This product is excellent at correcting creases and folds that will not respond to other cosmetic techniques. If you are interested in using this injectable product to improve your appearance, contact us today at Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR to set up an initial meeting.