At Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, we are passionate about helping people feel as confident in their appearance as possible. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer to help our clients boost their self-esteem is Radiesse. This injectable dermal filler is extremely versatile, and people often target multiple treatment areas. Today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment, like what it’s used for and what to expect.
What Is Radiesse Used for?
Radiesse is used to reverse aging signs by increasing localized collagen production. This is accomplished due to the injection ofCaHA (calcium hydroxylapatite) microspheres. These microspheres provide an immediate volume boost, but as your body metabolizes the ingredients, it uses them to produce extra collagen. This injectable dermal filler is most commonly used to improve the appearance of the:
- Upper face
- Lower face
- Backs of the hands
Other Frequently Asked Questions Answered
What Should I Expect Before Treatment?
Before your injection session is scheduled, we need to ensure that this injectable dermal filler is the appropriate treatment for you. It is imperative that you attend an initial consultation to verify that this dermal filler treatment will be both effective and safe for you. If you are a relatively healthy individual, at least 21 years of age, and worried about aging signs caused by volume loss, there’s a good chance you’ll qualify.
If you’re worried about aging signs caused by overactive muscles, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment because it won’t be effective for you. A rosacea outbreak, diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy are just a few contraindications of this treatment. We will also advise you on how to prepare for this treatment to ensure you’ll be a good fit.
What Will I Need To Do To Prepare for My Treatment?
In addition to attending an initial evaluation, it is vital that you take steps to prevent skin irritation in the treatment areas. Moreover, it is very important that you don’t take any drugs or supplements, like MAOIs or garlic supplements, that can impede your blood’s ability to clot. Furthermore, you need to avoid tobacco consumption, alcohol consumption, and vigorous exercise.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
During your treatment session, you can expect your skin to be cleansed, numbed, and treated. First, we will ensure your skin is free from irritation. If it is, we will cleanse the treatment area or areas to mitigate the risk of infection. Next, we will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic to ensure that you feel no pain or discomfort during your injection session.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
You should generally expect to get back to your usual routine as soon as your injection session is complete. There is no downtime required after treatment, but there are restrictions you will need to adhere to. Depending on the nature of your job, you may need to take some time off. For example, you must avoid sweating. If your job is physically demanding, you’ll need to take it easy or not go in to work after your treatment session.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See My Results?
The length of time you’ll need to see your results depends on such factors as how many treatment sessions you will need to see your desired results and your skincare routine. For instance, if you only need one treatment session to achieve your desired results, it may only take you four to six weeks to achieve the look you’re going for.
However, for some people, seeing ideal results may take roughly 90 days. The more treatment sessions you need, the longer it will take to feel completely confident in your appearance. This is because you can’t come in for a follow-up treatment until four to six weeks after your first session.
How Long Will My Ideal Results Last?
How long your ideal results will last depends on several factors, including your age and lifestyle. Generally, the younger you are, the longer you can expect your desired results to last. Furthermore, you can generally expect your ideal results to last longer if you have a healthy lifestyle. If you smoke, drink alcohol excessively, and do not get your RDA of vitamins and minerals, you shouldn’t expect your results to last as long as they could.
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your desired results to last for 24 months. Since it usually takes around a month for you to see your desired results, you can feel pretty confident that you won’t need a follow-up session until roughly 25 months after your injection session.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Now
Radiesse is used to increase volume in the area targeted for treatment. Sessions are quick and painless, and there is no downtime required afterward. You should expect to see an initial improvement in your appearance, but it may take four to 12 weeks for the final results of this treatment to become apparent. If you think you could benefit from this anti-aging treatment, schedule an initial evaluation now with us at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR.