As you get older, you’ll notice some significant changes to the way your skin looks and feels. Many of these changes may not necessarily be welcome ones. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, our Radiesse treatments can help you look and feel your best again.
How Long Does Radiesse Take To Show Results?
If you’re looking for a fast-acting, effective, and safe way to get back the youthful appearance that you’ve been missing, you’ll want to consider getting Radiesse. This injectable filler starts working as soon as it’s been injected into your skin, meaning you’ll get noticeable results as soon as your appointment is done.
Over the next week, the product will take full effect and you’ll be able to see the complete results of your treatment.
What Is Radiesse?
This is a dermal filler that is injected into the desired areas of your face using a fine and precise needle. It’s designed to help you maintain a youthful appearance and reduce aging concerns like wrinkling and sagging.
Its main ingredient is calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres. CaHA is made up of calcium and phosphate, which you can find naturally in your body. When they are injected into your skin, they stimulate your body’s production of collagen.
Why Does My Skin Start To Show Signs of Aging?
Your skin is made up of several chemicals, all of which work together to help it stay elastic, firm, and full. When you’re young, you have higher levels of these chemicals which include the proteins elastin and collagen and a sugar called hyaluronic acid.
But as you get older, the amounts of these chemicals present in your skin begin to lower. As you lose collagen and elastin, your skin becomes less elastic. This combined with repeated facial movements and the natural effects of gravity causes issues like wrinkling and sagging. The loss of hyaluronic acid will also make your face appear less full and youthful.
What Happens When I Get Treatment?
Before Your Appointment
When you come to our clinic for treatment, you can count on getting safe and effective results. Before you arrive, we’ll inform you of everything you’ll need to do to prepare to ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible.
We’ll ask that you avoid certain substances before your treatment that could thin your blood and potentially cause bruising around the injection sites. This includes alcohol and tobacco as well as certain medications and supplements. You’ll need to avoid these for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment.
We’ll make sure that your experience with us is comfortable and safe. If at any point during your treatment you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask. Before we apply the product to your desired areas, we’ll thoroughly clean your skin to prevent bacteria from entering the injection sites. We may also apply a topical numbing cream.
Treatment will be fast and painless. You may feel a slight pinching sensation as the needle is applied. The entire treatment process will be very fast, with most appointments taking only around 15 minutes. As soon as your treatment is done, you can leave the clinic.
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is no need for any downtime after you get your injections. You can get back to your busy life right away as long as you remember a few basic instructions.
Keep avoiding alcohol and tobacco for the next few days, as well as direct sunlight. Your skin will be more sensitive after the injections, which makes it easier to burn in the sun. You’re also going to need to avoid performing strenuous physical activity, as well as anything else that could make you sweat excessively.
What Areas Can It Treat?
Laugh Lines, also known as smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the wrinkles that you’ll see running from your nose to your mouth. Because your mouth is so mobile, they are often some of the first wrinkles to show up.
Unfortunately, they can dramatically age your appearance, especially as they become more severe over time. If you’re not happy with the way that your nasolabial folds make you look, then this treatment can help you.
If you’re noticing lines running from the corners of your mouth toward your chin, then you have marionette lines forming. These are often some of the most frustrating lines to see forming on your face.
If you don’t like the way they’re changing your appearance, this dermal filler is here for you. By adding more volume to the area and stimulating your body to produce more collagen, it will help you maintain a much more youthful look.
As you get older and your skin loses the chemicals that it needs to maintain a fuller appearance, you’re going to notice your cheeks getting thinner. Not only will this make you look older, but it can make you look gaunt and sickly too.
Injections of this filler will put that lost volume back into your cheeks, making them appear rounder and fuller. It will also add more definition to your cheekbones.
When your cheeks begin to lose volume and your skin starts to become less elastic, gravity will take a much firmer hold on your skin. This is what causes things like jowls to form. Jowls are frustrating to see on your face, and you may not like how you look because of them.
But when you get injections of this filler in your cheeks, it won’t just make your cheeks look fuller. It will also lift your sagging skin, reducing the appearance of jowls and providing you with a smooth, defined jawline.
Your chin is naturally one of the more voluminous parts of your face. As you get older, you’ll find that your chin becomes less and less full which can lead to a weak-looking chin.
Don’t like the way that’s affecting your overall appearance? Injections of this filler will put that lost volume back into your chin and provide you with more definition in the area.
When people consider anti-aging cosmetic treatments, they generally focus on the face. But your face isn’t the only place where you’re going to lose volume with age. You’ll lose it in your hands as well. You’ll also lose collagen in your hands, which will make your hands wrinkle.
If you want to look overall younger and not just in your face, you can ask us about getting Radiesse injections in your hands.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Not only will you see fast results when you get this treatment, but you can also expect your results to last a long time too. Depending on how your skin reacts and how well you care for your skin after, you can expect to enjoy results for up to two years.
To ensure your results last as long as possible, make sure to follow our post-treatment instructions.
How Will My Results Look?
One of the best things about getting this treatment is that it’s easy to customize treatment to ensure that you get exactly the results you’re looking for. If you’re looking for only minor changes, we can provide you with subtle results you’re going to love.
But if you want something a little more dramatic, don’t worry—we can do that too. Before we give you your treatment, we’ll make sure to sit and discuss with you what you’re looking for from it so you can get the precise results you want.
Is It Safe?
This treatment is non-allergenic and is carefully formulated to be safe. In fact, it’s even approved to fill in a loss of volume for patients with HIV, meaning that it’s safe even for people with certain medical conditions to receive it.
As long as you visit a reputable clinic, you can count on getting treatment that is both effective and safe. The team at our clinic is highly trained and we will ensure that your experience with us is safe and that you get the results you’re looking for.
Book Your Appointment Today
If Radiesse sounds like it could be the perfect solution to your aging concerns, then it’s time to get in touch with us. We’ll be excited to discuss your goals and come up with an effective treatment plan. Call us today at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA.