At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we offer Radiesse, a collagen-stimulating anti-aging injectable that will restore your youthful glow. Collagen is the key to youthful-looking skin, but as your body ages, it produces less collagen, which can result in different kinds of lines, wrinkles, creases, and hollow areas on the face.
If you’re suffering from the effects of collagen loss, there is a dermal filler that will work to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production so that you can achieve natural, visible results.
How Long Does Radiesse Take To Work?
Even though Radiesse is a collagen-stimulating filler, it delivers some immediate results. As soon as you receive an injection, you’ll see an immediate improvement in your problem area. Your results will continue to develop over time as your body begins to react to the injection by creating more collagen production in the treatment area.
Collagen production can take up to 12 weeks, so the most noticeable results of increased collagen production will appear in the weeks following your treatment. Patients who want both immediate and natural-looking results will love this injectable because it delivers both. And it targets aging at the source.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a collagen-stimulating dermal filler. It uses a main ingredient called calcium hydroxyapatite which is designed to force the body to create more collagen in areas that need to be lifted, filled, or contoured. Unlike hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that use a synthetic gel form of hyaluronic acid to fill, lift, and plump the skin, this filler uses an active ingredient that stimulates collagen production in the most natural way possible.
A Collagen-Stimulating Filler
The active ingredient, calcium hydroxyapatite, is suspended in a gel formula that contains microspheres. When the formula is injected below the skin’s surface, the body responds to its presence by increasing natural collagen production.
You’ll get immediate results, but your skin will also respond to the treatment and will become tighter, firmer, and fuller in the weeks and months following your treatment. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy your visible yet natural-looking results for a significant amount of time.
How Does It Work?
This cosmetic injectable is administered just like any other injectable: with a super-fine needle. Once you arrive for your treatment, your injector will cleanse your skin to sanitize the area before administering the needle into your planned treatment area. Then, a series of injections will be made in strategic areas to treat your specific problem areas.
Based on your treatment plan, we will treat one or multiple areas. We can apply a topical numbing solution to the skin to enhance your comfort but know that this process is virtually painless. The treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and then you’ll be able to go about your day once it’s over.
What Is Calcium Hydroxyapatite?
Calcium hydroxyapatite is also known as CaHA and is the primary ingredient in this injectable. The microspheres in the injectable’s formula will enter into the deeper layers of your skin and will help create a structural component into which your new collagen will then fill. It will help lift the area, smooth lines, folds, creases, and wrinkles and improve contours in the cheeks and along the jawline.
What Areas Can It Treat?
This injectable is specifically designed to target the signs of aging that appear in the lower half of the face. It can:
- Smooth moderate to deep smile lines that run from the outer corners of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth
- Smoot marionette lines
- Erase chin wrinkles
- Correct pre-jowl folds,
- Treat lines that form at the outer corners of the mouth
An Injectable That Treats Aging Hands
Additionally, this collagen-stimulating filler can treat the signs of aging as they affect the appearance of the backs of the hands. As you age, your face loses volume, but so too do other areas of the body, including your hands. Your hands endure a lot of stress and are exposed to the elements, which can make them age even faster than other areas of the body. Very few people have a specific skincare routine designed to slow the aging process on their hands.
As your hands age, tendons, bones, and veins become more noticeable as the body produces less collagen, and collagen loss affects the backs of the hands. However, Radiesse can be injected into the backs of the hands and will deliver immediate and long-lasting results. After your treatment, you’ll have immediate results, and your body will create more collagen that will help plump and fill the backs of the hands and improve their overall appearance.
How Long Will My Results Last?
One of the benefits of this particular cosmetic injectable is that the results are long-lasting. You’ll experience natural results that last up to a year after your injection. When you start to notice changes in your problem areas, all you need to do is contact our office and schedule a follow-up treatment. One of our injectors can administer additional filler as needed into your treatment area to once again stimulate more collagen.
Can I Make My Results Last Longer?
You cannot do anything to make your results last longer, but you can take steps to enhance your treatment results. Using professional-grade, medical-grade skincare products morning and evening, as well as scheduling skin-perfecting treatments, can help your Radiesse results look that much better. Dermal fillers cannot improve the appearance or the health of your skin.
However, you’ll achieve the best possible results when you combine this treatment with effective, high-quality products and schedule skincare treatments designed to improve the skin. If you’re looking to add in-office skincare treatments to your monthly routine, or you need help choosing new products that will perfect your skin over time from the comfort of your own home and deliver noticeable results, we can help.
At Advanced Dermatology Center, we are proud to offer an effective medical-grade skincare line called SkinBetter Science. This product line contains several different skin-perfecting products with high-quality ingredients that can address the signs of aging, correct stubborn skin imperfections, and help you achieve beautiful skin between your treatments.
This skincare line includes many different high-quality products, including anti-aging serums, anti-aging creams, cleansers, and masks. We also offer professional-grade chemical peels that can work in conjunction with your at-home product regimen. You can schedule these peels right here at our office to help improve your skin and give you a healthy, noticeable glow.
Establishing a Skincare Routine
If you need to revamp your morning and evening skincare routine, our experts can help you select the right products that will perfect your skin over time and help you see visible improvements in the health and quality of your skin. When you come in for your treatment, one of our experts will make product recommendations so that you can have the right products on hand to help enhance your treatment results and improve your skin.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
There are many different benefits associated with this particular dermal filler. Not only does it deliver immediate results, but the results are natural and long-lasting. Those who want to target aging at the source and force the body to create new collagen, the original and natural dermal filler, can now do so with the use of this particular injectable.
A Versatile, Quick, and Effective Treatment
Additionally, Radiesse is versatile in that not only can it treat the middle and lower half of the face, but it can also restore volume to the backs of the hands as well. The injection process is quick, virtually painless, and doesn’t require any downtime. You’ll only need a follow-up treatment every year to maintain your results long-term and will get to enjoy all the benefits of naturally renewed volume in your specific problem areas.
If you are looking for a way to target aging at its source, you will love this injectable and how it will make you look and feel like a younger, new and improved, and well-rested version of yourself.
Is There Any Downtime?
Once your treatment is complete, you won’t have to worry about planning for any downtime. We will advise you to follow some aftercare directions to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Typically, you will be asked to avoid touching the treatment sites, avoid heat specifically, anything that increases your body temperature, and avoid strenuous exercises for 24 hours after your treatment.
You’ll be able to enjoy results as soon as your treatment is over, and as long as you follow the aftercare directives, you can ensure that your body will respond well to the treatment process. If at any point you have any questions regarding your treatment, you can contact one of our experts, who will be happy to help you.
Can I treat Multiple Areas at Once?
If you want to treat multiple areas of your face or your hands at the same time, we can design the right treatment plan for you and perform multiple treatments during one appointment. Additionally, we can also administer other injectables during your treatment as needed. Be sure to address every area of concern at your initial consultation so that we can create a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to accomplish all of your aesthetic goals as quickly as possible.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for Radiesse are men and women who want to treat volume loss, lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds that form as a result of aging on the middle and lower half of the face. Additionally, those who want to restore volume to the backs of their hands that have lost volume due to aging can schedule this treatment to improve their appearance.
If you’re looking for an injectable that doesn’t just fill problem areas but one that forces your body to create more collagen to combat the aging process, you may be the perfect candidate for Radiesse.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for Treatment?
There are some individuals who are excluded from treatment with this injectable. Pregnant and nursing women will not qualify for treatment, and neither will patients who suffer from health conditions or bleeding disorders. An initial consultation is the best way to determine if this particular injectable is right for you. At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals, review your health history, and explain more about the treatment and what you can expect.
Experience a Collagen-Stimulating Injectable
If you want to smooth lines and wrinkles on the middle or lower half of your face or the backs of your hands, you may be a perfect candidate for this collagen-stimulating injectable. Our experts are ready and waiting to help you find the right solution to all of your aesthetic needs. Contact us today at Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, to learn more about our dermal fillers and how they can help restore your youthful glow.