Are you starting to notice fine lines, deepening folds, and maybe even a loss of volume in your face? Dermal fillers are a great way to combat those early signs of aging and Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, offers several different fillers to choose from. For patients in search of a long-lasting option, Radiesse is a particularly good choice.
How Long Does This Treatment Last?
Radiesse patients usually enjoy their results for at least one year, and sometimes as long as two, which is longer than some other fillers on the market. This filler is a hydrogel that contains small particles of calcium hydroxyapatite, which has a mineral content similar to what is found in bones and teeth.
Compared to some of the hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesses is not as easily broken down by the body, which means it lasts a little longer. And once this filler begins to wear off, you’ll be able to schedule another treatment to maintain your results.
How Does This Filler Work?
Small amounts of this filler are injected just beneath the skin, where they get to work immediately. Once in place, this gel supports the skin from beneath and helps fill in fine lines and restore the natural contours of the face. But this filler does more than simply prop up the skin, it also stimulates collagen production, which is your body’s own natural filler.
By the time this injectable gel dissolves into your body, all of that freshly generated collagen will continue the work of supporting and filling the skin.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Most patients see improvement in the treatment area immediately, with their full results developing within a week.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
For most patients, a single treatment with this filler is all they need to achieve their desired results. Many patients opt to schedule a follow-up session when their results begin to wear off.
What Areas of the Body Does This Filler Work On?
This filler is used primarily on the face, where it can smooth over wrinkles, soften the folds around the mouth and nose, and fill in areas that have begun to lose fat. Because of its ability to stimulate collagen production, this filler can yield nice results when used to shape and refine a patient’s jawline. It can also be used to help the bags, dark circles, and hollows that sometimes develop under the eyes.
In addition to its use on the face, this filler effectively treats the back of the hands, which can wrinkle and lose volume over time.
How Does This Treatment Compare With Botulinum Toxin Injections?
Botulinum toxin injections like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport work by freezing some of the underlying muscle activity that is behind many of the facial expressions we make each day. Creases on the skin become less noticeable as the muscles become less active. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, don’t interact with facial muscles. They are injected into the outer layers of the skin where they primarily plump and fill.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This dermal filler was approved by the FDA in 2006 and has been widely and safely used ever since.
How Does This Dermal Filler Differ From Other Fillers?
One key distinguishing factor of this dermal filler is its formulation. A number of other fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a molecule that helps the skin retain moisture. But Radiesse is the only filler made of calcium-based microspheres. It’s a natural ingredient, which means you won’t have to bother with an allergy test before using this dermal filler.
This dermal filler stands out from the crowd because of the length of its results. While many other fillers last six or nine months, this one lasts a year or more. If you keep a tight schedule and don’t want to bother with lots of maintenance sessions, this filler can be a no-fuss, time-efficient option.
The collagen production that this filler stimulates is another unique benefit. This filler essentially prompts your skin to do the work of renewing itself. And because that additional collagen will develop gradually and be produced by your own body, your results will look completely natural.
Can Radiesse Be Combined With Other Fillers?
Yes. For some patients, we may recommend a combination of dermal fillers to address various aspects of their cosmetic concerns. Layering fillers can give patients great results. Radiesse can also be combined with other services offered by our practice, including botulinum toxin injections and skin rejuvenation treatments.
What Other Fillers Does Your Practice Offer?
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which means that once it is in place it acts as a sponge beneath the skin and keeps the face hydrated. Our practice offers four different versions of Juvederm: Volbella, Voluma, Ultra, and Ultra Plus. The different versions of Juvederm can be put to work in various parts of the face. Juvederm Volbella, for example, is a lip filler. Juvederm usually lasts up to a year.
Restylane is also a hyaluronic filler, and it can be used to rejuvenate both the face and hands. Our practice offers three different versions of Restylane: Defyne, Refyne, and Lyft. Restylane fillers usually last between six months and one year.
Like the other fillers that we offer, Belotero can be used to soften fine lines and folds on the face. Because it is a lightweight filler, Belotero often works well in parts of the face where the skin is thin or in small areas such as under the eyes. This filler usually lasts between six months and one year.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Most dermal fillers, including this one, are fairly straightforward to administer. We’ll first cleanse and numb the area being treated, and we may make some light marks on your face that will serve as guides that remind us of where we want o to administer the injections. The actual injections will take less than 15 minutes to perform, and most patients find it to be a comfortable experience.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
One of the many advantages of dermal fillers is that they don’t require any downtime. After your appointment, you’ll be able to immediately resume your normal schedule. Dermal fillers can even be administered during your lunch hour.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for this dermal filler, you’ll need to schedule an initial consultation at our practice. During your consultation, we’ll review your medical history, evaluate your area of concern, and talk with you about your aesthetic concerns and goals. We’ll work with you to determine if this dermal filler is a good option for you. There are several signs that you may be an especially good candidate.
You Want To Fight Back Against Signs of Aging
Candidates for this treatment usually have moderate signs of aging on the face and hands, including wrinkles, folds, and a loss of facial volume.
You’re in Good General Health
Patients should be in good general health and not be pregnant or breastfeeding. Many patients fall between the ages of 30 and 65.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Patients who undergo this treatment should be emotionally healthy and have realistic expectations about the results that this filler offers. This filler will immediately and noticeably improve your appearance, but it won’t shave decades off your appearance.
You Value Convenience
As a class, dermal fillers are a convenient treatment option. The appointments are short, require nothing in the way of downtime, and patients can be treated and get right back to their schedules. Radiesse is particularly convenient because its long-lasting results mean you won’t have to return as often for follow-up treatments. If you keep a tight schedule and value convenience, this dermal filler may be an excellent option for you.
What’s Leading to These Age-Related Changes in My Face?
It’s normal to notice changes in your skin and your face as you age. This happens in part because the subcutaneous fat that sits just below the skin starts to naturally diminish over time. As those fat levels decline, the facial muscles are left closer to the skin’s surface, allowing fine lines and crow’s feet to be more evident.
The skin also looses elasticity as we age, which also contributes to these signs of aging. Gentics, a history of sun exposure, and lifestyle choices like smoking also influence the way that our skin ages.
Is There Anything I Can Do on My Own To Keep My Skin Healthy?
Drinking plenty of water, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and getting a proper amount of rest are all steps you can take to help keep your skin in good condition. Adhering to a conscientious at-home skin care regiment that includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing is also important.
Can Men Take Advantage of This Dermal Filler?
Both male and female patients are interested in fighting back against early signs of aging, and this dermal filler works well on patients of both genders.
Will This Treatment Give Me a Plastic Look?
Our practice is skilled at administering dermal fillers, and we’re able to inject them in a way that helps patients turn back the clock without taking on a plastic or unnatural appearance. You’ll look more relaxed and refreshed once this dermal filler has been administered, but you won’t look like you had a cosmetic treatment performed.
If you’re concerned about the severity of your results from this injection, talk with us before your treatment so that we have a clear understanding of your cosmetic goals.
What’s the Best Age To Start Using This Filler?
Because everyone ages differently, there is no perfect age to start using this filler. Many patients start sometime between the age of 30 and 65. Those in their late 30s often benefit from the proactive approach of tackling signs of aging early on. And the collagen development associated with this filler is often more effective in younger patients.
What if I’m Unsure Which Dermal Filler Is for Me?
If you’re interested in using a dermal filler to restore facial volume and smooth over fine lines and wrinkles, but you’re unsure which filler is best for you, we can help. Many patients who come to us don’t initially know which filler will best meet their needs. After talking with you and evaluating your skin, we can recommend a filler or a combination of fillers that work for you.
Are You Ready To Put Your Best Face Forward?
If you’re bothered by the early signs of aging and ready to take a step towards fighting them, it may be time to consider dermal fillers. Fillers are a simple, straightforward treatment that’s easy on the patient. What are you waiting for? Call Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, and schedule a Radiesse consultation today!