At Invogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX, our commitment is to help our clients look and feel their best using the safest, most effective aesthetic treatments. Today, we’re providing a comprehensive overview of Radiesse, including how it works, what it is, and eight benefits of the injectable.
8 Benefits of Radiesse
We all have different priorities in life, however, we tend to believe that the convenience of this treatment is the most compelling benefit. If you’re only targeting a single small region of your body, such as your smile lines or the wrinkles on the backs of your hands, the injections take just a few minutes.
For larger areas or several areas, you’re only looking at a 15-minute time commitment. Even when you consider the time required for the consultation, paperwork, and drive to and from our office, you’re not even looking at a two-hour time commitment.
Now consider how much time and money you would spend in three years applying expensive collagen creams that don’t do anything. There is truly no aesthetic service that is more convenient.
We’d like to reiterate the safety of this treatment. While other injectables have been proven safe by the FDA and third-party researchers, there is an inherent risk of unknown allergies to the ingredients.
This risk is magnified when you consider injectables that come with lidocaine in the formula. This injectable serum does not contain lidocaine and no lidocaine is necessary to ensure your comfort.
We touched on savings very briefly while mentioning the convenience. However, we think that the savings associated with this treatment are important enough to be mentioned again. While this injectable dermal filler is marginally more expensive upfront than alternative injectables, it lasts 50% longer.
Furthermore, you will only need one treatment session to see your ideal results. With other fillers, you need at least two sessions to get the look you want. Often, you need three treatment sessions. Therefore, there is no doubt that this filler provides the best value for the money and time.
4. No Downtime
Yet another incredible benefit of this treatment is the complete lack of downtime. While there are other aesthetic services that encourage your skin to produce collagen, they require fairly extensive preparation and downtime. With this anti-aging treatment, you simply come in for your injections and you are free to return to work or whatever else you had planned for the day.
Since there is no need for anesthesia, you are free to drive yourself to your appointment and back afterward. Since lidocaine is an injectable local anesthetic, there is a risk of drowsiness afterward, so people who opt for dermal fillers with lidocaine need to enlist a friend or family member to drive them to and from their appointment.
One of the coolest things about this treatment promoting collagen growth is its versatility. Collagen doesn’t just provide your skin with volume. Among several other roles, it acts as the supporting structure for your skin, keeping it lifted and taut.
Therefore, you can use this injectable as a safe, affordable, convenient alternative to cheek augmentation. It won’t just plump your cheeks, it will re-contour them completely, lifting and tightening the skin. The extent of this treatment’s versatility is mind-blowing. It can be used to treat lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by volume loss virtually anywhere.
The only time it’s not appropriate to use is when the aesthetic problem is mild rather than moderate-to-severe. Therefore, you can use it to address wrinkles on your chest, hands, and face in a single treatment. Anti-aging treatments don’t get more convenient and versatile than that.
6. Easy Aftercare
Since this is an injectable treatment, there is very little post-treatment care required. Other anti-aging treatments come with an extensive list of lots of things to avoid, lots of things to do, and different times restrictions are lifted. Aftercare following this treatment couldn’t be easier. Simply keep your blood pressure within the “normal” range for 24 hours.
There’s no need to apply special creams. There’s no need to moisturize every 12 hours. There’s no need to avoid lying down for 72 hours. All you need to do after treatment is to avoid anything that can elevate your blood pressure, like sprinting, sunbathing, and sipping spicy soup. If you have any questions about whether something you want to do is restricted, just ask!
7. Minimal Preparation
Preparation for this treatment is so minimal that people often receive their injections shortly after their initial consultation. If you’re fairly healthy and lead a fairly healthy lifestyle, you may not need to change your routine at all to prepare. To prepare for this treatment, it’s advisable to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking any medication or supplement that can thin your blood.
If you take a blood-thinning medication like baby aspirin for medical reasons, ask your primary care physician if you can stop temporarily. If you can’t stop taking an off-limits medication, take four Arnica supplements daily as directed by the package on the day before, of, and after your treatment. Also, you should eat a healthy meal, drink plenty of water and come to your appointment with no cosmetics in the treatment area.
Since this treatment is so versatile, affordable, safe, and effective, nearly everyone is a good candidate. This is in stark contrast to all other anti-aging treatments, which are only right for people without allergies or people with certain skin types and tones.
How Radiesse Works to Plump Hollow Cheeks
Radiesse works to plump hollow cheeks instantly by filling in the gaps beneath your skin where collagen and elastin should be providing volume. However, adding this volume is just a temporary solution, lasting only around six months. The real magic of this treatment is what happens within your skin when the medication is injected.
When this medication is injected into the appropriate locations, your skin is encouraged to produce more collagen. Collagen is one of the two primary supporting structures of your skin and is responsible for most of the volume you see, but its development takes time. Therefore, you can expect immediate improvement followed by continued improvement for roughly six months.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a non-toxic, hypoallergenic dermal filler designed to plump hollow cheeks in three to 15 minutes and last for up to three years. Most dermal fillers are comprised of synthetic chemicals, such as a man-made variant of hyaluronic acid (HA). Unfortunately, these dermal fillers are not hypoallergenic, so if you don’t know if you’re allergic to the ingredients, you have to take an allergy test and wait for the results.
Contrastingly, there are no synthetic chemicals in this dermal filler. It simply comprises CaHA (calcium hydroxylapatite) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Originally designed to correct volume loss in the cheeks caused by HIV and other severe illnesses, it is now commonly used to address moderate-to-severe volume loss caused by a decrease in the skin’s collagen production rate.
What Other Areas Can Be Treated With This Injectable?
Besides correcting volume loss in the cheeks due to severe illness, this injectable can be used just about anywhere there is extensive volume loss. For example, it’s indicated for the effective treatment of moderate-to-severe laugh lines, smoker’s lines, and nasolabial folds.
The most common areas targeted for treatment are the areas around the cheeks, nose, mouth, eyes, and forehead, but it can also be used to smooth the backs of the hands.
Is This Treatment Safe?
There is no dermal filler safer than this one. All of the dermal fillers we offer are approved by the FDA for safety and efficacy. However, this dermal filler is completely hypoallergenic, containing only chemical compounds found naturally in the body, like hydrogen and oxygen (water), carbon, and calcium. Furthermore, countless treatments have been performed and there have been no reports of serious side effects or complications after injection.
What Results Can I Expect?
Immediately after treatment, you can expect the targeted areas to be volumized. However, the benefits of treatment do not nearly stop there. Remember, this medication encourages your skin to produce more collagen. The rate at which your skin absorbs the filler and produces collagen is unique. Therefore, you may or may not notice that the results of your treatment improve with time.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are at least 18 years of age and want to add volume to your cheeks, smooth smile lines, fill in nasolabial folds, or eliminate deep wrinkles on the backs of your hands, there is a very good chance that you are a good candidate for this treatment. However, it’s still important that you come in for an initial consultation because this treatment was designed to address moderate-to-severe cosmetic concerns rather than mild concerns.
To determine if your problem is significant enough for this to be a good candidate, you must come in for an initial consultation. During this initial consultation, we will evaluate the severity of your skin concerns, as well as the physical structure of your face or hands and your medical history. There are a few medical conditions, such as blood diseases, that preclude you from injectable aesthetic services.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Yet another compelling benefit of this injectable is how long it lasts. Depending on the health of your skin and your lifestyle, the results of treatment can last up to three years. This is in stark contrast to other dermal fillers that provide results that last a mere six to 18 months.
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, there’s a very good chance that the results of your treatment will last several years. When you reach the age of 25, your skin starts to produce collagen at a significantly reduced rate that continues to decline every year for the rest of your life. However, it does not start to get weak until you are in your 40s or 50s. If you’re over 35, your results may not last three years if you don’t take care of your collagen’s health.
Learn More About This Life-Changing Injectable Today
Are you interested in learning more about this safe, effective, fast-acting, durable dermal filler? If so, please contact us today at Invogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX to schedule your initial consultation.
If you have a 9-to-5 job, feel free to schedule an appointment for a Saturday or after hours. Just let us know when you call to book your appointment that you would prefer an appointment after 5 or on a Saturday. We are more than happy to accommodate your schedule.