Have you looked in the mirror recently and been displeased by your appearance? For many, the visible signs of aging are a cause for great distress and a reason to search for a way to recapture youth with a miraculous treatment akin to a fountain of youth. In the modern era, the fountain of youth is something that can be found at your local medical spa. Visit Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL, where we offer science-based treatments like Radiesse that can turn back the clock.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
This is a treatment that produces long-lasting results. The average treatment with this unique dermal filler lasts between 9 to 15 months at a time. The vast majority of patients enjoy the results from treatment for a year or longer, meaning that this is a cosmetic treatment that doesn’t require extra time from your busy daily life.
Why Does Radiesse Last So Long?
This treatment lasts much longer than many other dermal fillers. For example, Botox and other neurotoxins last for just three to four months, while other dermal fillers can last up to six months at a time. So, what’s the key to this filler that lasts for so long? The answer is in the formula, which uses calcium hydroxylapatite in a two-pronged approach.
The microspheres in this injectable filler are made with calcium hydroxylapatite. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a synthetic compound that has a low risk of allergic reaction and is compatible with the majority of patients. Microspheres made with calcium hydroxylapatite are part of the gel solution that is injected beneath the skin and helps extend the results of the injection. Once the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres are absorbed by the body, the results of the treatment begin to fade.
The calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres help stimulate the production of collagen within the sub-dermal layers of the skin. Stimulating the production of collagen means that the body’s natural regenerative properties help fight against the effects of aging. The calcium hydroxylapatite helps feed collagen within the skin, which allows for a higher rate of collagen to support the skin and restore a youthful appearance.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients only require one treatment to see the desired results. One treatment appointment involves a series of injections in targeted areas that are identified as part of your treatment plan. Occasionally, patients will require a second treatment appointment a few weeks after the first to ensure that the desired results are achieved. Because the treatment is so long-lasting, most patients only need one annual treatment per year.
When Can I See Results?
It is often the case with dermal fillers that results are not obvious until several weeks after the initial injections. However, with this treatment, you can enjoy results on the same day of your appointment. Because of the unique formula, many patients notice an immediate improvement in their appearance. Immediate results will continue to improve within the first three to seven days following treatment and then will remain for as long as 12 months or more.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a revolutionary dermal filler that is gaining a reputation for being an efficient and long-lasting solution for moderate to severe age-related skin concerns. This dermal filler is unlike any currently offered in medical spas such as ours. This dermal filler uses a unique formula to produce natural-looking results that can restore your overall appearance.
What Does It Treat?
This dermal filler is used to treat moderate and severe aging skin conditions, particularly areas of concern on the mid-face, chin, and jaw. Areas of treatment approved for this injection include:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Corners of the mouth
- Loss of volume in the jowls
- Chin wrinkles
Is the Treatment Safe?
This dermal filler is an approved treatment and has passed FDA clinical studies. This treatment has been approved by the FDA since 2006 and has improved the lives of millions of patients since. This filler is a trusted, safe treatment that has a significantly low risk of allergic reaction than other fillers for most patients.
What Is Treatment Like?
A dermal filler treatment is a minimally invasive treatment that requires at least one injection. At our office, treatments with this dermal filler typically include:
You will need to attend a consultation appointment that will help us determine if this treatment is right for your needs. We will discuss the treatments, your goals, your expectations, and also examine the condition of your skin. We will gather necessary medical information, such as your general medical history, current medications and supplements you may be taking, any drug allergies you may have, and any previous cosmetic treatments you have had.
We sometimes require patients to complete an allergy test to ensure that you are not allergic to calcium hydroxylapatite. Allergy tests are common for most dermal filler treatments. An allergy test will involve using the solution on a small patch of skin. If you pass the allergy test, then we will schedule your treatment appointment.
Before your treatment, you will need to follow a few instructions to ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible. We generally ask patients to follow pre-treatment instructions for three to seven days before the treatment appointment. Some pre-treatment instructions will include avoiding:
- Certain over-the-counter pain medications
- Certain supplements
- Alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Tobacco in any form
- Certain cosmetic facial treatments for at least one to two weeks
- Using certain more aggressive skincare products, such as those with retinol
We will also instruct you to drink plenty of water and eat lightly before your appointment. We will also ask that you arrive to your appointment with a clean face. You will not need to arrange for transportation after treatment.
Your treatment appointment will last about 15 to 30 minutes from start to finish. After we cleanse and sterilize the treatment area, we will perform the injections at the desired target areas. The injection itself is mixed with lidocaine, a local numbing agent that ensures your comfort during and after treatment. If necessary, we can explore additional comfort measures, such as using a topical numbing cream prior to injections.
After your treatment, we will provide you with a list of post-treatment instructions. These post-treatment instructions will guide you through the immediate recovery period to make sure you respond as favorably as possible to the treatment. We ask that patients follow the post-treatment instructions for three to seven days or until fully recovered. Some post-treatment instructions may include avoiding:
- Strenuous exercise
- Excessive sun or heat
- Extreme cold
- Massage of the injected areas
- Alcohol (for at least 24 hours)
- Certain over-the-counter medications and supplements
- Other cosmetic facial treatments (for at least two to four weeks)
We may provide you with additional directions, such as how to use cold compresses or information about skincare products that you are allowed to use.
After your treatment, you are free to return to most normal daily activities, including returning to work or running errands. Recovery from this treatment usually takes about one to two weeks. You may be asked to attend a follow-up appointment to determine how well you are responding to the treatment.
Benefits of Radiesse
There are countless benefits to this dermal filler that are appealing to prospective patients. As an anti-aging treatment, this is one of the most trusted and effective dermal fillers that is qualified for the treatment of moderate and severe facial wrinkles. The main benefits of this treatment include:
A Unique Formula
This dermal filler uses a unique formula that is not found in any other product. The special formula that uses calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres helps the body take advantage of its own natural regenerative abilities. Unlike other dermal fillers, these microspheres allow the solution to work for a significantly longer amount of time, making this one of the most impressive fillers available in medical spas. This unique formula also produces natural-looking results that gradually build and fade.
This filler is used for the treatment of moderate and severe age-related concerns in the mid-face and particularly expression lines around the nose and mouth. However, this filler can also be used to restore volume loss in the cheeks and jowl and can contour the shape of the jawline and the chin. The versatile uses of this filler are multiplied further by the fact that it can be used for severe skin conditions. While other dermal fillers are limited to alleviating mild or moderate skin concerns, this injectable treatment is capable of correcting issues that usually require more invasive or intense treatment methods.
Long-Lasting and Quick Results
Without a doubt, the most impressive benefit of this treatment is long-lasting and quick results. This dermal filler offers one of the longest-lasting solutions of any treatment in its class. The quick results that are seen immediately following treatment are also a reason why this filler is popular with patients. The combination of long-lasting and quick results is a key benefit that is attractive to patients with busy lives or those who need to see fast results.
Who Are Good Candidates for Radiesse Treatment?
This is a dermal filler treatment that has many prospective patients. Candidates for this treatment are any woman or man who is not satisfied by their overall appearance, particularly those with age-related concerns on the mid-face. Good candidates for this filler include those who have:
- Pronounced wrinkles around the nose and mouth
- Moderate to severe expression lines
- Smile lines
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Chin wrinkles
- Sagging jowls or less definition in jaw
Good candidates also include patients who have passed an allergy test, who do not have open infections of the skin, and who do not have immune-related skin conditions such as eczema. This filler is approved for patients over the age of 18 who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. We will help you decide if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment at your consultation appointment.
Your Fountain of Youth Awaits With Radiesse Treatments!
These days, the fountain of youth isn’t so hard to find. With the advancement of science, finding the right treatment to unlock your personal fountain of youth can be easily accomplished. It’s time to look in the mirror and start loving everything you see again. If you think that Radiesse treatments are the key to restoring the glory of your youthful appearance, contact Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL to schedule your initial consultation today!