If you’ve been noticing some changes to your skin and you’re looking for a way to get back the youthful appearance you’ve been missing, our Radiesse treatments at Sule Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Dallas, TX can help. Here’s what you should know before you book your appointment.
How Quickly Does Radiesse Work?
If you are looking for something fast-acting, you can’t go wrong with Radiesse. This safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment will help you look younger and healthier as soon as the product is injected into your skin. Your full results will be visible after just a week.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle?
The older you get, the more you lose amounts of certain chemicals in your skin like elastin and collagen. These chemicals help your skin maintain its elasticity and structure.
When they begin to diminish, your skin won’t be able to “snap back” into place after you’ve done things like speak, make facial expressions, or eat. Instead, over time, the lines that form on your face during these actions will become permanent, and your skin will start to become looser.
What Is Radiesse?
There are many different treatment options out there if you’re looking for an effective way to maintain a more youthful appearance. This particular option will provide you with natural-looking and immediate results. The filler is injected into your skin using a fine and precise needle.
Its main ingredient is calcium hydroxyapatite. When it’s injected, it helps to stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen. This helps to firm up the skin and smooth out any wrinkles that may have been forming. It can also be a great preventative measure to keep more wrinkles from showing up.
What Areas Does It Treat?
In your youth, your cheeks are likely large and full. However, as your skin begins to lose its important chemicals, you’ll likely find your cheek size beginning to diminish. Your entire face could start to look hollower, aging your appearance significantly.
One of the primary areas where you can use Radiesse is your cheeks. When you get injections here, your cheeks will look fuller and more youthful. They’ll also stay more elastic, which means you can decrease or even prevent the appearance of jowls.
When you smile, you may notice parallel lines running from your nose down to your mouth. These laugh lines, also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, will eventually become permanent. Although they are a sign that you have smiled a lot, they can age your appearance in ways you may not appreciate.
You can use this dermal filler to target this area, smoothing out these wrinkles and helping your skin stay strong to prevent deeper lines from forming.
Have you noticed lines forming on your lips? Wrinkles around the mouth are very common, but what about wrinkles on your lips themselves? The thin lines that you may find there are generally referred to as lipstick lines.
These lines can make you appear unhealthy, and they can contribute significantly to how old your face looks. Luckily, this dermal filler is a great way to reduce their appearance, leaving your lips looking smooth and youthful.
Your eyebrows are one of the most mobile parts of your face. When you lift them, you’ll find that horizontal lines run across your forehead.
If these lines have become permanent fixtures on your face, you can use this dermal filler to reduce their appearance and help yourself look much younger. When you reduce the appearance of these lines, you should also find that you look generally happier and more relaxed.
When people seek to correct wrinkles, they often focus on facial wrinkles. But your face isn’t the only place where you’re going to lose elasticity and structure. Your hands move around a lot throughout the day, making them particularly susceptible to wrinkling.
What makes this dermal filler unique is that, unlike many others, it’s been approved by the FDA to treat wrinkling and volume loss in the backs of your hands. Not only will your face look younger, but your hands will look younger too.
What to Expect from Treatment
How to Prepare
If you want treatment to be as safe and effective as possible, you should follow the specific instructions that your practitioner gives you. Preparing for treatment is easy. There are just a few simple things to remember leading up to your appointment.
In the 24 to 48 hours leading up to your appointment, you will need to avoid substances like alcohol and tobacco. These can thin your blood, making you much more susceptible to bruising at the injection sites. The same is true for certain over-the-counter medications like Advil.
We will make sure that your treatment process isn’t just safe and effective, but comfortable, too. To start, we’ll clean your clean thoroughly and mark the areas where you’ll be receiving the injections. We may also apply a topical numbing cream to make the injections feel even more comfortable.
Once your skin is prepared, we’ll start applying the product to your desired areas. We’ll use multiple strategic injections of small amounts of the filler at a time. This ensures that your results look natural. The entire treatment process is extremely quick and should take less than an hour in total.
After Your Appointment
Because this treatment is non-invasive, you won’t need to worry about an extensive healing process like you would with a surgical procedure. You can leave the clinic as soon as your appointment is done. The healing process is extremely simple and easy, along with being pain-free. There are just a few things to remember as your injection sites heal.
For the next few days, make sure you stay out of direct sunlight as your skin is much more sensitive during this time. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity or anything else that could make you sweat excessively until your skin has healed.
Is It Safe?
A major benefit of Radiesse is that it’s incredibly safe. As long as you get your treatment from a well-trained and reputable clinic, like ours, you can expect your entire treatment process to be not just effective, but safe too.
The product is hypoallergenic and nontoxic and has been approved by the FDA.
How Long Does It Last?
Depending on how well you take care of your skin after your treatment, you can expect to enjoy your result for up to two years.
With this treatment, you can get long-lasting results without having to undergo options like a surgical procedure, which can be expensive, uncomfortable, and require a lengthy recovery time.
Will My Results Look Natural?
If you’ve been avoiding cosmetic treatment because you’re concerned that it will make your face look fake, you don’t need to worry about this one. As long as you visit a qualified clinic like ours, you can count on results looking natural.
You’ll see a noticeable difference in your skin, but still a subtle one. Your results will come on gradually over the week after treatment, ensuring that the changes you see look completely natural.
Can You Combine It With Other Treatments?
This filler is perfect for treating the above areas. What about the areas it can’t treat? If you’re looking to get even more from your cosmetic treatment, this filler can easily be combined with other non-invasive dermal fillers including options like Botox to target other concerns you may have about your skin.
Am I a Candidate?
Almost anyone can be a good candidate for Radiesse treatments because it’s both effective and safe. The filler was in large part designed for people with HIV whose illness caused volume loss in their faces. This means that even if you aren’t in good general health, you may still be able to enjoy the results from this filler.
If you are looking for a way to maintain a more youthful appearance and you don’t want to have to deal with more invasive options like surgical procedures, you could be a perfect candidate to receive this dermal filler.
Book an Appointment Today
If you feel that it’s time to get back the youthful appearance you’ve been missing and you want to get Radiesse treatments, you need to make sure you’re going to the right place. The team at our clinic is ready to help you. Call us today at Sule Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Dallas, TX.