At Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR, we strive to help all of our clients achieve their aesthetic goals quickly, comfortably, safely, and effectively. We understand that people have a variety of cosmetic concerns, so we are proud to offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including injectable dermal fillers, like RADIESSE. Today, we’re taking a closer look at what you can expect from this treatment to help you determine if it is a good fit for you.
How Long Does RADIESSE Last?
RADIESSE results usually last for 12 to 18 months. Several factors affect how long the results of this durable injectable last, including diet, lifestyle choices, and the severity of the treated concerns. Typically, the more severe your cosmetic concerns are, the sooner you can expect to need a maintenance session. Also, you can generally expect to need more frequent touch-up sessions the older or unhealthier you are.
What Can I Do To Improve the Durability of My Results?
One of the best things you can do to improve the durability of your results is to keep your skin hydrated. To accomplish this goal, you should drink roughly half a gallon of water and tea daily and moisturize your skin once or twice per day, preferably after bathing. Another highly effective step you can take to keep your skin looking young and beautiful is to maintain a fairly healthy diet. You should limit your intake of unhealthy foods, focusing on whole foods.
Moderate aerobic exercise will also help you maintain the integrity of your results. Aerobic exercise supports your cardiovascular system, and your cardiovascular system delivers oxygen, nutrients, and other essential building blocks to your skin. Just keep in mind that you should avoid strenuous exercise until your desired results become apparent. Intense exercise may cause our body to metabolize the filler too quickly.
How Does This Treatment Work?
RADIESSE improves the appearance of your skin in two ways. First, you will see an initial improvement in your treated areas as soon as your session is complete. This is due to the injected gel increasing the volume in the treated areas, softening lines and wrinkles, and reversing other volume loss-related concerns.
Second, the CaHA (calcium hydroxyapatite) microspheres stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that supports your skin and helps it heal and rejuvenate itself. Over the course of several weeks, the body absorbs the CaHA microspheres and the collagen produced in response to the treatment provides long-lasting results.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You can generally expect to qualify for RADIESSE injections if you have moderate or severe volume loss that makes you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin. It is usually used to address facial concerns, like hollow cheeks, marionette lines, and smile lines. However, you also may be considered a good fit for this treatment if you are concerned about the backs of your hands, your lips, or your chin and jawline.
Be advised, you need to be in fairly good health to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your health history and current health to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. Some of the most common contraindications for this treatment include diabetes, hemophilia, and active skin infections at the planned injection sites.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take Before Treatment?
Before your appointment, you need to do everything you can to prevent skin irritation in the planned treatment areas. You will need to avoid the use of any cosmetic products that can cause skin irritation, like depilatory creams. You also will need to prevent sunburn by limiting your time outdoors in the middle of the day and applying sunscreen regularly.
Furthermore, it is essential that your blood pressure is normal at the time of your appointment. Therefore, you will need to refrain from consuming alcohol or tobacco products for 24 hours before your treatment session. Additionally, it is important that your blood can clot normally, so you can’t take blood-thinning drugs or supplements before your appointment.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
Once your injections have been administered, we’ll discuss your aftercare guidelines with you. After that, you are free to resume your day. There’s no need for anesthesia before treatment, so you will be able to drive yourself back to work. However, there are several aftercare guidelines you’ll need to keep in mind.
For example, you need to avoid touching the treatment areas for 24 hours. Additionally, it is crucial that you prevent sunburn and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Schedule an Appointment Today
The longevity of RADIESSE results usually ranges from 12 to 18 months. However, you should keep in mind that there are several factors that affect the durability of the results, including what you eat and how well you care for your skin. If you think you could benefit from volumizing your skin, get in touch with us now at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR to schedule an appointment and find out if this treatment is right for you.