It’s completely normal to see changes in the way you look as you get older. But just because these changes are normal, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be happy about their appearance. At DrYoungForever in San Antonio, TX, we can help. Here’s what you need to know about our Radiesse treatments.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
Getting surgery can provide you with permanent results if you’re looking for an effective way to get back to a more youthful appearance. But surgery can be highly invasive, and you may not be comfortable with that.
While no injectable can provide you with permanent results, some will last significantly than others. If you want to enjoy your results for as long as possible, Radiesse is the perfect treatment to consider. Most people find that they get to enjoy their results for up to two years before they need follow-up injections. This is in stark contrast to many other injectables that may require maintenance treatments every few months.
All You Need to Know About Your Skin
Understanding the way your skin works will help you better understand how this injectable treatment can help you look and feel younger. Your skin is comprised of a few different chemicals that will be in abundance in your youth.
However, as you get older, your skin stops being able to produce these chemicals on its own. This is what results in changes like wrinkling and sagging. There are two specific chemicals that we’ll talk about here.
You’ve probably heard the word collagen before. This is a protein that you can find in your skin along with other areas of your body like your cartilage and bones. Its job is to provide structure to various parts of your body. In your skin, it also helps to maintain elasticity.
As the levels of collagen in your skin lower with age, your skin will have a harder time smoothing out after making facial expressions. You’ll also notice that your skin starts to sag, causing your features to droop.
The other important chemical we’ll talk about is hyaluronic acid. This sugar is present in your skin as well as in areas like your joints and connective tissues. It’s responsible for providing hydration to these areas by attaching itself to moisture molecules.
Hyaluronic acid also helps to maintain your youthful fullness. That’s why, as you start to lose hyaluronic acid in your skin, your face will begin to look thinner. You might also notice that your skin feels a lot dryer.
What Exactly Is Radiesse?
This injectable dermal filler is made with hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient. When you get injections of this filler, it puts the volume that you’ve lost back into your face. This provides you with a couple of different results. First, it lifts any sagging skin to help you look younger. It also smooths out the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Additionally, hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to help stimulate more collagen. As the product encourages your body to make more collagen, this helps to keep your skin more elastic and prevents further wrinkling from appearing.
What Can You Target?
You’re likely to notice some pretty major changes to your cheeks the older you get. While they may have appeared full and plump when you were young, as you lose volume, they’ll start to look much thinner.
You can help your cheeks look fuller and more defined by getting injections of this dermal filler. It will lift your cheeks, making them appear as full and youthful as they did when you were young.
When you get this treatment to target your cheeks, there will be an additional benefit. By lifting the skin, you’ll smooth out and add more definition to your jawline.
This can be especially good if you’ve started to notice jowls appearing. Jowls form as your skin loses elasticity and volume, making it sag around your jaw. But this treatment will easily reverse these effects.
Nasolabial folds, which are often referred to as laugh lines or smile lines, are the lines that you’ll find between your nose and your mouth. They’re caused by smiling repeatedly as your skin loses elasticity.
If the appearance of these lines is making you unhappy with the way you look, this injectable is here to help. By putting more volume into your skin, it will lift your skin while also smoothing it out and getting rid of these deep folds.
As you’ve gotten older, have you started to notice lines going from the outer corners of your mouth down toward your chin? Marionette lines can have a huge effect on your appearance as well as your self-confidence.
You can get this filler injected into the area to help put back any volume that you may have lost. By also stimulating your skin’s collagen production, the skin can be helped to stay firm and elastic. You can also target wrinkles on the chin with this product.
While changes to the texture and appearance of your skin tend to be the most noticeable on your face, the skin all over your body is going to experience these same changes. Because your hands move so much throughout the day, you’re likely to see some significant wrinkling and volume loss here.
Getting treatment here means that not only will your face look younger, but your body will look younger too.
What Happens If I Want Treatment?
Before we can inject this product into your desired areas, there are a few things that you’ll need to do. We’ll provide you with complete instructions on how you can prepare for your appointment. It’s going to be most important to avoid substances that might cause bruising.
This means avoiding alcohol and tobacco as these can thin your blood. This is also true of over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen as well as certain supplements.
We are ready to welcome you to our clinic and provide you with safe and effective treatment. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions that you might have at any point. Before we start injecting the product, we’ll clean your skin to remove anything that’s built up on it before your appointment.
This treatment is pain-free, but if you’re feeling particularly nervous we can discuss applying a topical painkiller. After we’ve prepared your skin, we’ll begin applying small amounts of Radiesse at a time. Your appointment will take less than an hour to complete.
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there’s no need to take any time off work or your regular daily activities. You’ll just have to remember to keep a few things in mind. We’ll provide you with complete instructions so you can ensure that your skin heals properly.
It will be more prone to burning than usual, so it’s important to stay away from direct sunlight. You’ll also need to keep away from anything that could trigger excessive sweating, as this can affect your results.
What Are Results Like?
This treatment can be customized to fit each individual’s person’s needs. This means that if you just want to see a few minor changes in your appearance, we can do that. We can also provide you with more dramatic results if you would prefer.
No matter how major or minor you want from this treatment, you can count on your results looking natural. If for some reason you find yourself not liking your results, we can easily reverse them by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
Who Can Get Treatment?
Because this product’s main ingredient is something already present in your skin and because it stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production, it’s safe for almost anyone to get. However, you should avoid it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any skin issues where you want treatment.
The best candidate is someone who is noticing signs of aging and wants a long-lasting and effective way to reverse these changes and rejuvenate their appearance. If this sounds like you, then you should consider getting this treatment.
Call Us Today To Learn More
Does Radiesse sound like it could be the perfect solution to the issues you’re experiencing with your appearance? It’s time to get in touch with our friendly and welcoming team. Learn more when you call us at DrYoungForever in San Antonio, TX.