What’s the key to looking younger naturally? For most, relying on over-the-counter anti-aging products can help minimize the visible signs of aging, but for others, increased skin laxity is harder to combat. If you want to look younger but you don’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery, there may be aesthetic treatments that can help. At SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, we know that dermal fillers like Radiesse can be immensely helpful in adding natural-looking volume to the skin to help you look younger.
Do Radiesse Treatments Look Natural?
First and foremost, dermal fillers like Radiesse are designed to mimic natural results. You can think of these injectable treatments as being the fountain of youth in a syringe. By injecting your skin with artificial volume, you can immediately erase skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles so you can look younger without looking like you’ve had work done. The natural-looking results of a dermal filler such as this one are why facelift procedures are falling out of favor with people who want subtle results.
But how does this treatment work exactly? Why do the results look natural? And how long can you expect these results to last?
How Does This Filler Work?
There are many different types of dermal fillers to consider on your journey to restoring your youthful beauty in a natural-looking way. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, but Radiesse is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres, a special substance that stimulates high collagen production in the sub-dermal layers of the skin.
Not only with this gel-like formula instantly add volume to your skin to correct fine lines and wrinkles, but it will also help your body create natural collagen, which supports the natural-looking results you are hoping to achieve. With natural collagen supporting the structure and texture of your skin, you can be confident that your results will look natural. This also helps the results of the treatment last longer.
When Do You See Results?
In general, you will be able to see the results from this filler immediately – usually on the same day as your treatment, if not in the same hour your treatment is completed. This is because the gel formula immediately plumps your skin. Your results will improve as the microspheres are absorbed by your body and new collagen is formed in the skin.
Although this filler is fast-acting, it will still take some time for the filler to “settle” into the skin. The settling period generally takes one to three days, after which you may notice your results deflate slightly. However, this part of the process is a signal that the microspheres are stimulating collagen production and you can expect significant anti-aging results about seven to 10 days later.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most dermal fillers are formulated to last for a long time, but this filler stands out as one of the longest-lasting fillers around. You can generally expect the results of this treatment to last for up to two years at a time, particularly if you take good care of your skin after your treatment. To maintain your results, you should prioritize using anti-aging skincare products to support collagen production and cellular turnover. You should also schedule a touch-up appointment once every 18 to 24 months, based on how long your results are lasting.
Where Can You Use This Treatment?
Most people use this filler on the mid and lower face to increase facial volume. By increasing the volume of your skin in your cheeks, you can smooth out wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Unique to other fillers, this particular treatment has also been formulated to restore lost volume in the hands.
Why would you want to increase volume in the hands? For some people, the back of the hands is one of the areas where volume loss and visible aging are most obvious. Because the hands aren’t as protected as other skin, it’s often the case that sun damage depletes the collagen in this area, which makes the skin thinner. On the back of the hands, thin skin can make veins and tendons more visible, and that can make you seem older than you are.
Can You Use This Filler With Other Treatments?
Most dermal fillers are highly compatible with other treatments, particularly other injectables like Botox or even other fillers that are designed for other areas of the face. If you want to have results that look very natural, then it’s sometimes a good idea to build a treatment plan that addresses visible aging on every area of your face. If you have dynamic wrinkles on your upper face, then a neurotoxin injectable may be a way to achieve more comprehensive results.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Candidates for this dermal filler include any adult who wants to increase skin volume to smooth away moderate signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not qualified for this treatment. A consultation will determine your eligibility and help you build a treatment plan to address all concerns.
Look Naturally Younger
Dermal fillers that help your skin create natural collagen are the best method to look younger in a more natural way. If you want to reverse visible aging without looking like you’ve had work done, then this treatment might be right for you. Contact us at SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA to schedule your consultation today.