Your hands take a lot of abuse each day. That is why they are often one of the first places to show signs of aging. Fine lines, thin skin, and a loss of volume can make your hands appear decades older than you actually are. Radiesse treatments offered by Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, are designed to target those problem areas for younger, healthier-looking hands.
5 Benefits of Radiesse
1. It Provides Instantly Smoother Skin
The fillers within your treatment will disperse and create a fuller, smoother appearance almost immediately. That is a considerable advantage over some other procedures. Once you leave the office, you will notice more volume and fewer lines and wrinkles. Over the next several weeks, increased collagen production will boost the effects and create firmer, more resilient skin as well.
2. Results Can Last Up to 2 Years
Are you looking for long-lasting results? Then this is definitely worth your attention. Most people see results that persist for a year or more. Many even experience results that last up to two years before needing another treatment. The long-lasting effects are the result of increased collagen production.
Smaller maintenance doses can extend the treatment’s effectiveness even further. That means this simple, non-invasive treatment can offer results comparable to a much more involved surgical procedure.
3. It Adds Volume to the Backs of Your Hands
One of the most evident signs of aging that appears on your hands is the loss of subcutaneous fat and tissue. That lack of mass is due to natural aging processes such as diminished collagen production. This creates a bony or thin appearance on the backs of your hands. By filling in that area with gel, your treatment will eliminate the problem. It will also stimulate collagen production to help restore some of the youthfulness to your hands.
4. Your Body Will Produce More Collagen
Increased collagen means softer, smoother skin that has fewer lines and wrinkles. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is a significant component in skin, bones, muscles, and other connective tissue; it is also responsible for keeping skin elastic and full.
The increase in collagen production stimulated by a Radeisse treatment is crucial to its success. It helps the results appear incredibly natural because your body is actually doing a lot of the work. In a way, you can think of it as restoring yourself to a younger state.
5. Treatments Are Safe and Minimally Invasive
Dermal fillers are incredibly popular because they are minimally invasive. All of the components within the filler occur naturally in the human body, so treatments are generally very well tolerated and the chance of rejection is incredibly rare.
Radiesse treatments are done right in our Rancho Mirage, CA office, so you won’t have to go to an unfamiliar clinic or surgery center. The entire treatment will take about 15 minutes from start to finish, and you will remain comfortable throughout it. The FDA has approved lidocaine to be used with these injections to increase your comfort.
In most cases, you will be able to go home immediately after your injections. There is little to no downtime associated with having your hands treated, although you may want to avoid strenuous activity for a day or two afterward.
How Does It Work?
As an injectable filler, Radiesse is unique in its composition. It is made of tiny calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres. These instantly smooth and fill the area around your injection site after treatment. However, they do so much more.
Each microsphere is composed of phosphate and calcium ions. These work to create a structure that resembles natural connective tissue. That means healthier underlying tissue to support your skin. CaHA also stimulates collagen production. In doing so, it helps your body maintain the treatment results for an extended period of time -up to two years for many people. As that happens, the gel is absorbed into the surrounding tissue.
Who Should Consider Treatment?
Dermal fillers like Radiesse are an excellent treatment option for many people. Ultimately, the decision on whether or not it is an appropriate choice for you should be made between you and your doctor. A complete review of your medical history, concerns, and beauty goals will help in the process. However, if you can identify with one or more of these statements, then it might be a good choice for you:
- Your hands are showing mild to moderate signs of aging
- You are looking for a safe and effective treatment
- You want to avoid a complicated surgical procedure
- You want smoother, fuller-looking skin on your hands
- You want natural-looking results that will last for a long time
Their popularity and effectiveness aside, these treatments may not be for everyone. Anyone who is taking blood thinners or who has a bleeding disorder or a known allergy to one of the ingredients should not use the product. If you have an infection or rash at the treatment site, then you will want to postpone your appointment. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consider waiting as well.
Learn More About What Radiesse Can Do for You
If you are ready to learn more about these life-changing treatments, contact the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts in Rancho Mirage, CA, today. We can go over your questions and concerns and explain how dermal fillers like Radiesse can help you achieve smoother skin and a more youthful look. Schedule your initial consultation today.