Aging will cause many changes to your skin. If you’re looking for a way to reverse these changes, our team at Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, St Charles, Huntley and Geneva, IL can help with our Radiesse treatments.
How Long Does Radiesse Take to Show Results?
Your skin is going to see a significant amount of change as you get older. Unfortunately, many of these changes may be unwelcome ones. Anyone searching for something that’s going to work quickly and provide a more youthful appearance should consider Radiesse.
This is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is designed to fill in any missing volume in your skin and help you look younger. One of the best things about it is how quickly you’ll see results. As soon as you leave our clinic, you’ll notice a change in your appearance, with full results being evident about a week or two after treatment.
What Is Going On With My Skin?
Everyone will eventually notice a wrinkling and thinning of their skin, but you might be wondering why it’s happening in the first place. To maintain its overall structure and elasticity, your skin is comprised of a few chemicals. The most important ones in this instance are hyaluronic acid and collagen.
The older you get, however, the more you lose levels of their chemicals. This significantly impacts your skin’s ability to maintain its fullness and elasticity.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
This is a sugar that your body naturally produces. It can be found in your skin along with several other locations in your body. For instance, you can find it in your muscles as well as your eyes. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to itself, which helps your body maintain its natural hydration and lubrication.
In your skin, this sugar also helps to provide overall fullness. So, as you begin to lose levels of this sugar, you may start to notice your face looking thinner and thinner.
What Is Collagen?
This is a protein that, much like hyaluronic acid, is present not only in your skin but in various other parts of your body as well. Collagen’s main job is to provide structure and elasticity to your skin and other areas of your body.
The older you get, the less effective your body is at producing collagen on its own. This means that it will have a harder time smoothing out after you make facial expressions, resulting in the formation of wrinkles.
What Is Treatment Like?
Before Your Appointment
Before you can receive your treatment, there are a few things that you’ll need to do. We’ll consult with you to get a better understanding of your concerns and goals, which will allow us to customize your treatment plan. We’ll also instruct you on how you should prepare.
Preparing for your treatment is simple and easy. There are just a few substances you’ll have to avoid, like alcohol, to ensure you don’t bruise around your injection sites.
Our team will be excited to welcome you to our clinic and provide you with the best treatment possible. To begin, we’ll thoroughly clean the locations where you’re going to receive the injections. Once the skin is clean, we can begin applying the needle.
Since the needle is very fine, you’ll feel no pain as the product is injected. If you’re feeling especially anxious about pain, we can discuss applying a topical numbing agent. We’ll inject small amounts of the Radiesse at a time to ensure we’re giving you the precise results you want.
Don’t worry about a complicated recovery process after receiving this treatment. Because it’s non-invasive, the healing process is straightforward, low-maintenance, and free of pain. There will just be a couple of things to remember over the next week or so.
Your skin will be a little more sensitive than it usually is. You’ll need to stay away from direct sunlight since it will burn more easily. It will also be more sensitive to extreme changes in temperature. Don’t forget to stay away from anything that could trigger excessive sweating.
Who Is a Candidate?
Are you wondering if this filler could be right for you? You should avoid this treatment if you currently have any skin conditions around your targeted areas, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you’ve been sensitive to similar dermal fillers in the past.
However, if you’re generally healthy and you’re looking for a way to look younger, this filler could be perfect for you. Before we provide you with this treatment, we’ll make sure to go over your medical history so we can ensure this is the right option for you and your goals.
Call Our Clinic Today
One of the most important things to consider when seeking a cosmetic treatment is where you’re going to get that treatment. Always choose a reliable and qualified provider, like those at our clinic. Book an appointment with us today at Dundee Dermatology in Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva, IL.