Collagen loss happens to all of us, lovelies. As we age, collagen and other youthful building blocks degrade faster than our bodies can replenish them. This leads to sunken cheeks, facial hollows, and sagging skin. It even leads to aged, bony hands with visible veins. Let our Aesthetic Injection Specialists help you reclaim your youth and your collagen with Radiesse. An FDA-approved injectable filler, Radiesse is different, as it triggers new collagen growth within the treatment area. The result is fuller, more youthful looking skin.
Radiesse in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin By Lovely
With an overwhelming number of aesthetics practices offering dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers in Los Angeles, why should you choose Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica? For starters, we are nationally recognized by the makers of the top cosmetic injection treatments on the market, including #1 for BOTOX in Santa Monica, CA. It’s also worth noting that, unlike our competitors, we focus exclusively on injectables, giving us the experience and expertise that other providers simply do not possess. We inject more in two weeks than our top competitors do in a full year. Finally, we’re educators, training other providers on the best injection techniques.
Radiesse in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin By Lovely
Natural-looking results, a five-star patient experience, and our ranking as the #1 BOTOX provider in Oregon make Skin by Lovely in Portland and Lake Oswego the top destination for injectables like Radiesse in Oregon. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists provide more injectables treatments in two weeks than top performing plastic surgeons and dermatologists do in a full year. To top it off, our Injection U educational program offers injectables training to physicians and nurses all along the west coast.
Radiesse Overview & Uses
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler mostly made up of microscopic spheres of calcium hydroxyapatite, or CaHA, a natural mineral found in the body. Radiesse adds volume to the treated areas of your face or hands, and continues to stimulate your body to lay down fresh layers of collagen beneath your skin. Because your body’s collagen production has been reinvigorated, replacing collagen lost due to time, sun exposure, or pollutants, the results from Radiesse can last as long as a year. In some, the volume and smoothness imparted by Radiesse may last up to 18 months.
What to Expect From Your Filler Treatment at Skin By Lovely
Our goal at Skin by Lovely is to help through a holistic approach to aesthetic enhancement treatments. If you are unhappy with your appearance due to age-related issues, we can provide the means to achieve subtle, natural, and rejuvenating results which enhance, not replace, your own beauty. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists have a comprehensive knowledge they put at your disposal so you may attain the look you crave.
Your Dermal Filler Consultation
Before treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists. It’s normal to be a little nervous during the consultation so we recommend writing down any questions you have about the procedure beforehand. Your provider can answer any questions, will inform you about what to expect, as well as provide before and after care instructions. Your specialist will also conduct an examination and review your medical history; they want to ensure you receive the correct treatment, as well as achieve your desired look. Together, you’ll develop a treatment plan designed to maximize your results.
Your Dermal Filler Treatment
Your comfort is tantamount to receiving the best care. During the treatment, you’ll relax in one of our serene treatment rooms. The specialist will cleanse the treatment area before applying ice. A topical or local anesthetic may be requested. Then, they’ll inject the Radiesse using a fine gauge needle, optimal for control and precision, to your areas of concern. The procedure is quick with little discomfort, often described by other clients as feeling like a series of pinches.
If we prescribe other treatments, those will also be administered during this time. This may include some hyaluronic acid filler for lip enhancement and symmetry, such as Restylane Silk or Juvederm Volbella. Many patients get a little bit of Restylane or Volbella in the under eye area as well and round out their new look with a little BOTOX or Dysport in the crow’s feet. This combination approach ensures full facial rejuvenation and a more youthful you.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
There’s no downtime with Radiesse. Many patients continue their daily activities after, though we do recommend you avoid direct sunlight and strenuous activities as these can diminish results. Mild bruising, swelling, or redness are typical side effects and generally resolve on their own in a few days. Radiesse results are often immediate, with noticeable lift and fullness to the treatment areas. However, Radiesse continues to work over the following weeks, giving a more contoured, symmetrical appearance.
Radiesse is a temporary filler, as are all dermal fillers, so follow-up appointments will be necessary to maintain your desired look. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will discuss this with you during consultation.
Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists have a comprehensive and intimate knowledge of Radiesse and can answer any questions during consultation. However, here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions.
Is Radiesse safe and FDA-approved?
Radiesse is considered safe for adults, and the FDA approved it in 2006 for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. In June 2015, it was additionally approved for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum (back) of the hands.
Who is a good candidate for treatment? Who should not receive this procedure?
You may be a good candidate for Radiesse if you’re an adult in good overall health, and seeking a temporary correction to age-related volume loss in the face or hands. If you’ve experienced a reaction to similar fillers in the past, or are allergic to any ingredients, you should avoid receiving this procedure. You may also meet with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists if you are uncertain. They will be able to make a determination.
Where can I learn more?
Call to speak with our team or schedule a consultation at Skin by Lovely. You may also visit Radiesse’s official website for more information.
Book a Consultation at Skin By Lovely
To schedule a consultation, book now at Skin By Lovely. The treatment is available at our practices in Santa Monica in California, as well as in Portland and Lake Oswego in Oregon. Contact us today about Radiesse or any of our aesthetic enhancement treatments.