Radiesse is a new dermal filler option that can help plump up your skin and give you a youthful look and feel. If your cheeks are a little bit less full than they used to be, or you’ve noticed new lines cropping up near your chin and mouth, this treatment might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, we specialize in helping you find the face that you thought you had lost forever. Talk to our team about what this treatment can do for you.
How Soon Will I See the Results of This Treatment?
One of the best aspects ofo Radiesse is how quickly it begins to work. Although everyone is different and results will vary, most people start to see their skin look different within about a week. While many other treatments require multiple visits, this treatment is powerful enough to deliver results within just one or two sessions for many people.
Since everyone’s skin is different, make sure that you consult with our team so that you can understand what to expect for your particular situation. Our mandate is to help you reach your goals and look your absolute best.
How Long Do Results Typically Last?
In addition to seeing results almost right away, candidates can expect their results to last for several months in most cases. There are some people who have even experienced the benefits of this treatment for up to two years, which is far longer than most traditional dermal fillers. Although many people have extended benefits and results from this treatment, it is still a good idea to come back for booster treatments and follow-ups.
Talk to our staff about what course of action is best for you. We will be happy to sit down with you to explain all of the details of your particular treatment and how long you should expect your results to last.
What Is Radiesse?
This treatment is fully FDA-approved and can target deep wrinkles and sallow places in the face, particularly in the cheeks. What sets this treatment apart from other dermal fillers is its composition. Radiesse is made out of gel and calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres. These tiny spheres allow your body to begin producing collagen in the injected area by giving the skin a framework to build from. Since the microspheres are merely the building blocks needed to boost collagen production in a specific area, they dissolve after your body has filled in the wrinkle or sallow area with its own organic material.
After this treatment dissolves, the only thing left is your collagen. This gives your face, hands, or other treated area a very natural look. Since many people are afraid of looking frozen or unnatural after getting fillers, this treatment is a preferable option. Most people don’t look like they’ve had “work done”, but just that they’re several years younger and healthier looking.
How Does It Work?
The gel and calcium hydroxyapatite in Radiesse is organic and made of the same ingredients that our bodies naturally produce, namely phosphate and calcium. Since these ingredients are already manufactured within the human body, there’s far less chance that you will have an allergic reaction. The other benefit of this particular combination is that it keeps stimulating collagen production long after it is initially injected. This is why many people experience long-lasting effects from this treatment.
Quick and Easy Treatment
In the past, people who wanted to lift up their cheeks, erase deep lines, or fill in sallow areas of their faces had to undergo surgical or invasive treatments. Facelifts were generally the only way for people to get the results that they wanted. Fortunately, this treatment changed all of that. The process is simple and only takes about thirty minutes from start to finish. Since it’s only minimally invasive, most people don’t even need any numbing agents. It’s virtually pain-free, and there is no downtime required.
Many people find that they can go right back to living their lives after one of these treatment sessions, and it’s a popular treatment to get done on your lunch break or in between running errands.
Where Do People Usually Get These Treatments?
There are plenty of places where people usually get Radiesse. Talk to our team about your specific concerns, and we can help to put together a treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to your objectives and goals. Most people typically get this treatment in their faces, as it is especially effective in adding volume to sallow or sunken skin. You can get injections in your temples or cheeks to add volume and a youthful glow.
Some people also get treatments in their nose or to fill in their smile lines and marionette lines around the mouth. Since it’s an effective volumizer and collagen stimulator, you can also get it around your jowls or in your hands to fill them out. Although it’s far less common, some people get these treatments in other areas of their body, such as the buttocks or abdomen.
Reasons Our Faces Change As We Age
One of the inevitabilities of aging is that our features will change. There are several reasons why our faces get more lined or sallow looking with age. One of the primary reasons is that our bodies stop producing as much collagen. Collagen gives our skin the elasticity that allows it to bounce back when we make facial expressions. Less collagen means that our faces will be more lined and wrinkled. Collagen also keeps our cheeks plump, and the lack of this natural material is why our cheeks tend to sink with age.
Sun damage, environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and simple wear and tear are other reasons why our skin might not look as luminous as it once did. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat these changes, both through cosmetic treatments and lifestyle changes.
Caring for Your Skin Between Treatments
Getting regular fillers and cosmetic treatments are two ways of making sure that you are putting your best face forward for as long as possible, but there are other ways that you can fight aging skin in between treatments.
Stay Out of the Sun
The sun is the biggest culprit of aging skin. Sunspots, damage, and wrinkles are just a few ways that the sun’s rays manifest themselves on your face. Fortunately, you can fight back with sunscreen. Use sun protection when you’re outside, and make sure that you reapply if you go into the water. It’s a good idea to use a more potent SPF on your face. Try to use at least 30 SPF.
If you love looking sun-kissed but don’t want to have the aging or health effects of sun damage, you can always invest in self-tanner lotion, which will give you a beautiful bronzed look while still protecting your skin. Bronzer is also a great way to get a lovely complexion without having to spend any time outdoors.
Have a Skincare Routine
Invest in a good skincare routine in between treatments. You don’t need to do anything too fancy, but you should have some products with anti-aging ingredients in them, like Retinol or Vitamin C. Use an anti-aging serum in the morning and evening and invest in a good day cream with plenty of SPF. At night, make sure that you use a hydrating night cream to fortify your skin. Always remove your makeup before going to bed, and be gentle with your exfoliants.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your health and beauty. Cigarettes cut back on our circulation, making it more difficult for our blood to pump throughout our bodies. They can also contribute negatively to our skin coloration, leaving it looking more sallow and dehydrated, both of which are very aging. Also, smoking causes us to form lines, especially around the mouth and jowls.
Hydration is a key way to keep your skin looking bouncy and young. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water every day, and stay away from too many diuretics, like coffee or alcohol. It’s especially important to drink plenty of water if you’ve just worked out or if you’re in a really hot climate. Much of our best skincare comes from within, and hydration is an excellent way to keep your skin looking its absolute best.
Sunglasses and Hats
One of the primary reasons why we get fine lines and wrinkles is because we make the same facial expressions over and over again. Sunglasses are a great and stylish way to protect our eyes from squinting. They can also help to shield our faces from the sun’s harmful rays. Similarly, hats are an excellent option for those who love to be out in the sun. They protect our faces and our scalps.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you want more youthful-looking skin and like the idea of having a minimally invasive, easy, and effective treatment plan, dermal fillers could be right for you. Many people see dramatic results after just one or two sessions with dermal fillers and find a renewed sense of self-confidence after their treatments. Since everyone is different, we suggest that you talk to us for a no-pressure consultation about what your options are. We are happy to sit down with you and discuss your goals and how our team can help you get to where you want to be.
Some people benefit from using a variety of different dermal fillers in various areas of their bodies, whereas others just need one or two to address their concerns and look their best.
Get Radiant, Younger-Looking Skin Now
If you’re ready to get radiant, younger-looking skin in a pain-free, simple way, it’s time to consider dermal fillers. Unlike facelifts or other intense treatments, dermal fillers are minimally invasive and easy enough to get on your lunch break. Best of all, many of today’s dermal fillers look totally natural, so you won’t have to worry about having that frozen or waxy look. Most people look just like themselves, only much younger and fresher.
Radiesse is the FDA-approved treatment that works with your skin’s natural collagen to help smooth out deep wrinkles and plump your cheeks, hands, and other areas of your body that age has affected. If you’re ready to turn back the clock and look amazing, contact Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, Louisiana at 337-222-3539 for a personalized consultation with our team.