If you’re in the Boston area and concerned about wrinkles affecting your face, hands or chest, you could benefit from Radiesse at Medical Aesthetics of New England in Acton, MA. This gentle, powerful dermal filler works quickly to fill in wrinkles and make you look years younger. Today, we’re looking at just how quickly this injectable medication works and how long it lasts.
Does Radiesse Work Immediately?
Radiesse gets to work immediately volumizing your hands, face, or decolletage. The CaHA (calcium hydroxyapatite) gel microspheres fill in empty spaces within your skin to instantly smooth wrinkles. The carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules in the formula mimic connective tissue until your skin so you look younger immediately.
However, the benefits don’t stop there. When the medication is administered, a “micro-injury” occurs. Your skin immediately gets to work healing itself by producing a special type of protein called collagen. Among other benefits, this collagen ensures long-lasting results and skin more flawless than you could have imagined.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
One of the coolest things about this treatment is that it encourages your skin to produce more collagen, a supporting structure of your skin that keeps it volumized and hydrated, among other functions. This is exciting because collagen production doesn’t just smooth wrinkles. It also encourages cellular turnover, making your skin look younger and healthier than it’s looked in years.
Where Can I Receive Treatment?
This versatile formula can safely and effectively be injected into any region of the face, hands, or decolletage that is experiencing wrinkles caused by volume loss. For example, it can add volume to the backs of the hands if volume loss occurred due to illness. It can also non-invasively augment and re-contour your cheeks after significant weight loss.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of Radiesse are long-lasting. Depending on factors, such as your lifestyle and health, you may enjoy the full benefits of treatment for up to two years. The results last so long because as your body absorbs the phosphate and calcium ions, strong collagen takes its place as the supporting structure of the skin. These structures don’t break down as quickly.
How Does My Lifestyle Affect the Durability of the Results?
Your lifestyle plays a critical role in how long the results of treatment last because lots of things many people do daily damage collagen. For example, the consumption of alcohol and tobacco products drastically slow your skin’s collagen production rate and damage your existing collagen.
Another common daily occurrence that will hasten the end of treatment results is going outside without a broad-spectrum SPF 55+ sunscreen on. While your clothes marginally protect you from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, only a broad-spectrum sunscreen will protect you from the UVC rays that prematurely age your skin and cause sunspots and melanoma.
How Does My Health Affect the Durability of the Results?
Illness hastens the end of the treatment results because it stresses your body. Whether you’re exposed to a viral or bacterial infection and your immune system is preventing you from getting sick or you catch an illness that your immune system has to fight off, your body becomes inflamed and stress. Signs of this inflammation include achiness and fever.
The problem with your immune system being stressed is your collagen breaks down faster. Furthermore, with more energy being directed to your gut to fight off bad bacteria or viruses, less energy can be used by your skin to continue producing collagen. This also hastens the end of your treatment results.
How Can I Extend the Duration of the Results?
Considering the aforementioned points, the most obvious things you can do to extend the durability of the results are to wear sunscreen, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, and bolster your immune system by washing your hands regularly and getting plenty of vitamin C and zinc. However, there are other, less obvious things you can do to ensure long-lasting results.
For example, to ensure your collagen remains as healthy as possible, you should drink at least half a gallon of water daily. Furthermore, you should make sure you get enough collagen in your diet. If you can’t afford collagen supplements, make sure you’re eating plenty of bioavailable protein, like lentils, yogurt, and almonds.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The best thing about this dermal filler is it comprises phosphate and calcium ions, chemical compounds that are already in your body. Thus, there is no need for a skin prick allergy test to ensure you are not allergic to the injectable medication. This makes it much more accessible than any other anti-wrinkle dermal filler.
When we assess who is a good candidate for this treatment, we only look at two things. First, we look at the aesthetic goals of an individual while considering his or her facial structure. If wrinkles are caused by dynamic muscles, this is not the ideal treatment. Second, we look at the health of a potential candidate. Good candidates are not pregnant, nursing, or ill.
Learn More About Dermal Fillers Today
Are you ready for a dermal filler that starts working immediately and maintains its results for years? If so, you need Radiesse. To request an appointment, please call our experts today at Medical Aesthetics of New England in MA at (978) 263-1406. We are your premier destination for groundbreaking aesthetic services and will help you unveil the beauty inside you.