Radiesse is an injectable cosmetic treatment designed to add volume to parts of your body that are experiencing volume loss. Traditionally, this treatment was used to fill in wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and eyes. But at E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA, you can receive this treatment to smooth wrinkles on the backs of your hands.
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. But one of the most compelling benefits of Radiesse is how durable the results of treatment are. Today, we reveal everything you need to know about this treatment, including how the durability of results stacks up against the competition.
How Long Does Radiesse Last?
With results lasting anywhere from two to three years, Radiesse is the longest-lasting anti-aging treatment on the market. Most dermal fillers will last no longer than 18 months, and that’s not when the results will start to fade. That’s when you need to come in right away for a follow-up treatment. It is even more common to need treatments every three months.
A lot of dermal fillers only last between three and six months because they were not manufactured with advanced cross-linking technology. The chemical compounds are processed by your skin quickly when they are injected, and then you have to come in for a follow-up appointment. This treatment is so durable because it stimulates collagen production.
What Can I Do to Ensure the Longevity of My Results?
At the end of the day, the durability of your treatment results depends on the health and strength of your collagen and elastin. Primarily, it comes down to the strength of the collagen fibers in your skin. The importance of strong, healthy collagen cannot be understated. These special protein fibers add volume to your skin and supports it, keeping it tight.
Limit Your Exposure to Damaging External Influences
To extend the results of your treatment, you need to keep your collagen healthy. To do this, you need to avoid things that can damage it and slow the growth of new collagen. For example, you should not consume more alcohol than is recommended as the daily limit based on your gender. For men, this is two drinks a day. Women have half this limit.
Nicotine is another substance that damages existing collagen and slows the growth of new collagen. If you’re not ready to give up nicotine yet, vape e-liquid rather than smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes contain over 4,000 chemical compounds, and over 100 of them damage your skin. Moreover, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure.
Take Steps to Improve the Health of Your Collagen
Unfortunately, avoiding things that are bad for your skin won’t be enough to maintain the best results for as long as possible. You must also make a point to actively improve the health of your collagen. The most important step you must take is making sure you stay hydrated. Collagen helps to keep your skin looking moist, but it can’t if your body is dehydrated.
To ensure that you are hydrated every day, aim to drink between half a gallon and a full gallon of water, tea, and coffee every day. At the very least, make sure your urine is pale or translucent. If your urine is dark and you’re having trouble drinking half a gallon of water daily, eat water-dense foods, like carrots, watermelon, and soup.
What Results Can I Expect?
The great thing about this dermal filler is that it stimulates your skin’s production of collagen. This doesn’t just help extend the results of the treatment. It makes the results of treatment much more dramatic. Most of our clients are between the ages of 35 and 65 and seeking treatment to look younger by smoothing wrinkles, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved this treatment for adults aged 18 and up to add volume.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out if this is the right treatment for you, we strongly encourage you to come in for an initial consultation. Just because the results of treatment are durable does not mean that it is the right anti-aging treatment for you.
Learn More About Dermal Fillers Today
Radiesse can last up to three years, but it usually lasts two years before the results of treatment start to fade. While many clients choose to come in for a small touch-up treatment when they notice their results starting to diminish, others wait several months to a year after their results have started to fade to come in for a follow-up.
For more information on this life-changing dermal filler treatment, contact us today at E Med Spa in El Cajon, CA to schedule your initial consultation. We will tailor the perfect anti-aging plan to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic and give you actionable advice to extend the results of your treatment.