At our Worcester Dermatology Associates locations in Chelmsford and Worcester, MA, we offer dermal fillers that can visibly improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, hollow areas, creases, and other aging-related imperfections on the lower and middle half of the face. RADIESSE filler is one of the fillers we offer that can stimulate natural collagen and elastin production at the injection site to ensure visible, natural, and long-lasting results.
How Quickly Does RADIESSE Work?
RADIESSE filler is a fast-acting injectable; patients can expect smoother skin immediately after treatment. The injectable can improve the skin texture and general appearance upon injection, and results will continue improving for seven to ten days post-treatment. Patients can expect improving and lasting results in the following weeks as the body responds to the active ingredient, which will stimulate natural collagen and elastin production.
How Does It Work?
RADIESSE filler uses an active ingredient called CaHA, calcium hydroxylapatite, that delivers immediate facial contouring and improvements while stimulating collagen and elastin production in the weeks following treatment. As the CaHA particles integrate with your skin, they create a scaffolding-type structure within the tissue that the body responds to with a natural increase in collagen and elastin production.
As the body works to break down this filler, the filler formula is replaced by natural collagen fibers and elastin, both of which strengthen the skin’s structural layers to promote youthful and long-lasting results.
What Areas Can It Treat?
We can use this dermal filler to treat volume loss in the middle and lower half of the face. It can smooth smile lines, including nasolabial folds, wrinkles at the outer corners of the mouth called oral commissures, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, and chin wrinkles. We can also inject it into specific areas of the jawline to contour the area and correct how aging has led to the loss of definition.
Additionally, this filler can restore volume to the back of the hands to reduce the signs of aging. Injections can add natural-looking volume to the area and force the body to increase collagen production, which will work to hide the visible bones, tendons, and veins that give the hands an aged appearance.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Once you undergo a consultation and decide you want to move forward with the RADIESSE treatment process, you can take some steps to prepare your skin. We typically ask patients to temporarily refrain from using any blood-thinning supplements or medications for the first few days before treatment and several days after to prevent bruising. We also ask that patients avoid alcohol consumption, since alcohol also thins the blood.
You’ll need to avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn or skin damage in the planned treatment area and also drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. You should also avoid scheduling any type of skincare treatment that could increase skin sensitivity immediately before your scheduled injection appointment. We can give you details about how to schedule your skincare treatments around your RADIESSE filler appointments to ensure the best results.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Results typically last one year after a treatment. You can extend the longevity of the treatment results with regular follow-up appointments so that you can continue taking steps to encourage natural collagen and elastin production to prevent and delay visible aging.
Can It Be Combined With Other Treatments?
This injectable can be combined with other treatment options for enhanced results. Patients who want to address dynamic wrinkles on the upper half of the face, including crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines, can benefit from treatment with a neuromodulator like BOTOX. Neuromodulators address wrinkles that form from repetitive muscle movements over time. Pairing neuromodulators with this collagen-stimulating dermal filler can address two visible signs of aging during a single session.
Patients can also schedule additional skincare treatments in combination with RADIESSE injections but may need to wait a certain amount of time before or after receiving treatment to ensure the best results. Undergoing regular facials, exfoliating treatments, and minimally invasive treatment options like laser treatments can all promote skin health and address the imperfections that this dermal filler cannot.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for this filler are patients in good health with realistic expectations about the treatment and the outcome. Those who want to treat volume loss or aging on the lower and middle half of the face or back of the hands and want a treatment that works with their body to encourage visible and lasting results make good candidates for this biostimulator.
An initial consultation will give you more details about the product, how it can smooth wrinkles in different treatment areas, and whether you’re a good candidate.
Reverse the Aging Process the Natural Way
If lines, wrinkles, and volume loss have negatively affected your appearance and your skin, we can rejuvenate your skin with a customized RADIESSE treatment plan so you can achieve visible and lasting results while also working to strengthen your skin’s foundational layers to combat the aging process. Contact one of the Worcester Dermatology Associates locations in Chelmsford and Worcester, MA, to schedule your initial consultation.