As skin ages, its needs tend to vary. Do you feel like there are so many choices for skin rejuvenation that it is hard to know which one is right for you?
There are so many options for aging skin. The information barrage can seem endless, and that’s why we want to let you know about a service we love for clients who are struggling with wrinkles and lines, and are interested in dermal fillers.
Let’s talk about Radiesse, and what it can do for you!
Who is Radiesse for?
Radiesse is a dermal injectable filler. Dermal fillers are products that are injected into areas of the face to help fill in and plump wrinkles and hollows to give a smoothing effect. It’s commonly used on nasolabial folds, and is also ideal for filling in hollow under-eye areas, hollow temples, and rejuvenating the backs of hands that have begun to exhibit a crepe-like texture.
If you are looking for a way to combat the effects of time with a non-surgical plumping and smoothing solution, or if you’re just interested in a non-surgical “test run” before trying out a surgical solution, you might be a good candidate.
What is the procedure like?
Heading into a doctor’s office for a cosmetic procedure can be intimidating, but we’re confident that you’ll walk out of this experience with a smile! Radiesse is an office-based procedure, so you won’t have to make a day of it at the hospital. Your treatment will last approximately 15 minutes depending on the areas you are treating.
The doctor will find the problem areas to target and then inject Radiesse into those spots. The injection is combined with local anesthesia to combat any pain that may accompany it, and you can drive home after the treatment.
What does recovery look like?
Radiesse does not have a long recovery time so you will be back to normal activities in about a week. You should expect fluid retention, swelling and bruising around the treatment spot and temporary redness to your skin immediately following the procedure. The color of bruising will be more purple than black and may fade by the next few days.
You can expect swelling, redness and fluid retention for as long as 2 days following Radiesse treatments. These side-effects are completely normal and will subside shortly after treatment, though they may last at least two weeks post treatment.
In most cases, recovery from Radiesse injection should be complete within a week or two.
What are the risks?
Like any injectable filler, you may have some mild local reactions around the treatment area. These reactions tend to resolve in 7-14 days but can be treated with topical cortisone creams and oral antihistamines.
So, is Radiesse right for you?
If you’re experiencing problems with fine lines and wrinkles and you’re interested in a quick, surgery-free solution, you might be a great candidate for Radiesse. We know that keeping up with aging skincare can sometimes be a challenge, but here at Advanced Dermatology we’d like to give you a chance to get ahead of the game – and maybe even be the champion!