At Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester, MA, we are proud to offer a wide range of FDA-approved injectable anti-aging treatments. Often, we have people come in with concerns about significant volume loss in their skin. If you feel self-conscious about yourself due to volume loss in your skin, you may be a good candidate for RADIESSE injections. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment, including how long the results last.
How Long Does RADIESSE Last?
Some people can enjoy the final results of tihs treatment for 18 months. However, it is hard to say how long your results will last. There are many factors influencing the longevity of the improvements in your appearance. For example, it should not surprise you if you enjoy your results for longer than the average client if you are relatively young and healthy. Besides your age and health, factors that affect the longevity of your results include:
- Nicotine consumption
- Chronic stress
- Sun exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Exercise routine
What Can I Do to Enjoy Longer-Lasting Results?
There are several things you can do to help your RADIESSE results last for as long as possible. For example, you can extend the longevity of your results by protecting your skin from UV damage. You should not use any light-based tanning methods, and you should use adequate sun protection when you go outside. Minimizing alcohol consumption and not smoking can also help to extend the longevity of your results.
Maintaining a healthy diet can also help you enjoy your ideal RADIESSE results for as long as possible. This treatment works by encouraging your skin to produce extra collagen, so it is important to maintain the health and strength of your collagen if you want to maintain your youthful visage. Your skin needs plenty of protein, water, and essential micronutrients to remain healthy and strong. You can also help to extend the longevity of your results by sleeping well.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your injection sessions to take between 15 and 45 minutes to complete. Several factors affect how long your treatment session will take, including the number of areas being treated, the size of the areas being treated, and how severe your cosmetic concerns are.
For example, if you are only treating moderate volume loss present in the backs of your hands, your injection session may only take 15 minutes to complete. On the other hand, if you are seeking this injectable for the treatment of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, a poorly defined jawline, hollowing temples, and gaunt cheeks, your session may take closer to 45 minutes.
How Soon Will I Be Able to See My Desired Results?
As soon as your injections are administered, you will be able to see a mild improvement in the treated areas. This is because the filler volumizes the skin. However, you will not be able to see your desired results as soon as your first injection session is completed. It may take 10 to 14 days for your skin to finish producing extra collagen in response to the injection of the calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a special gel.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Treatment Session?
Once your injections are administered, it is very important that you avoid touching the treated areas for at least six hours. This mitigates the risk of an infection and ensures that you do not accidentally move the filler outside of the intended area.
You may, however, apply a cold compress to the treated areas at any time during the first 24 hours following your treatment. Another important aftercare guideline to follow is to not consume alcohol for at least the first 24 hours following your treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are at least 18 years of age and concerned about moderate or severe facial volume loss, there is a good chance that you will qualify for treatment with this injectable dermal filler. However, this injectable is also indicated for the treatment of moderate or severe volume loss in the backs of the hands. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your cosmetic concerns that this treatment can correct.
We will also discuss your health history and current health to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. Some of the most common contraindications for this treatment include such autoimmune disorders as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. You also will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you suffer from a medical condition that results in slow wound healing or excessive bleeding.
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As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your RADIESSE results to last for 12 to 18 months. Several factors affect how long the final results of this treatment will last, though. To enjoy your results for as long as possible, eat nutritiously, wear sunscreen, and don’t smoke. Contact us now at Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester, MA to schedule an initial evaluation if you believe that this injectable dermal filler would be a good fit for you.