WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RADIESSE?

  • Aging has several effects on the vitality and appearance of your skin due to reduced collagen production, the effects of gravity, and loss of volume. While the aging process is natural, it can make you look older than you are and affect your self-confidence in your work, home, and social life. Radiesse is a treatment that restores your youthful appearance by replacing volume lost in certain areas of your face and hands so you can look your best. Dr. Amanda Lloyd, a board-certified Encinitas Rheumatologist in Encinitas, CA, explains what the benefits are for patients who receive this rejuvenating treatment. Beautiful smiling young woman

    HOW RADIESSE WORKS


    Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that is made of a compound called calcium hydroxyapatite, which is suspended in a gel. It is used to create immediate results by rebuilding the structure of your face and replacing volume that is lost as part of the aging process. Your jawline, temples, in front of your ears, your cheeks and backs of hands are the cosmetically concerning places where volume is naturally lost over time. As a result, any sagging and wrinkling of the skin occur.

    By replacing lost volume with a structural material like Radiesse, the appearance of wrinkles and sagging will be diminished so your skin looks refreshed and you have a more youthful appearance. Over time, the treatment also boosts your natural collagen production, which helps your skin stay supported over time.
    IDEAL AREAS OF YOUR FACE AND BODY FOR RADIESSE TREATMENT
    Since Radiesse is a filler used to replace lost volume, it is optimal for use in the places where people naturally lose volume over time: along the jawline, in the temple area, in front of the ears, in your cheeks and the back of your hands.

    While facial wrinkles and sagging skin are common areas of complaint, many people don’t think about how the backs of their hands contribute to their appearance. When volume is lost in the back of your hands, tendons and veins are exposed and your hands can look older than necessary. Everyone you encounter sees your hands—they are noticeable while you are gesturing, shaking hands, conversing with friends, or just walking down the street. By restoring the look of your hands, your overall appearance will better match your youthful, vibrant personality.
    WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AND AFTER YOUR RADIESSE TREATMENT?
    Attractive pretty woman with clean skinRadiesse is a safe and effective treatment and is one of the best ways for you to instantly replace structural volume loss in your face and hands. A small cannula is used to place Radiesse under your skin to immediately add structure to your face or hands. Dr. Amanda Lloyd at Skin & Vein Institute is extensively trained and experienced with injectable cosmetic treatments. She is highly skilled in placing the Radiesse filler in the exact spots it is needed so that you have a soft, natural-looking result. The results from Radiesse treatment typically last for about a year, or longer in some cases.

    There are very few side effects to using Radiesse. The side effects you may notice are swelling and bruising, however they are usually minor if they occur. If you develop bruising, Dr. Lloyd can treat it with a laser 24 hours after it initially appears so that the bruise resolves within 24-48 hours.
    DETERMINING IF RADIESSE IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU
    There are few downsides to Radiesse treatment, and it can rejuvenate not only your appearance but also your self-confidence when you know that you look your best. Dr. Amanda Lloyd at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA can consult with you about your cosmetic goals to determine if a treatment like Radiesse is the best option for you. She will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your desired results, including recommendations for other treatments that can help you reach your maximum aesthetic potential, and also answer any questions that you have.