Collagen is the original dermal filler. It’s the filler that your body makes naturally, but as you age, collagen production decreases at a steady rate after the age of 30, and you need some outside help. At Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA, we offer Radiesse, a collagen-stimulating filler that restores your natural collagen to smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume to your features.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a collagen-stimulating filler that helps your body create more collagen, but it also gives an immediate plumping effect in your problem areas.
What Does It Treat?
The Lower Half of the Face
Volume loss is a number one sign of aging in the lower half of the face that leads to facial folds, wrinkles, and all those imperfections that only worsen with time. The problem is collagen loss, but this filler provides a solution that will give you the instant gratification of immediate results and a long-term solution by helping your body increase collagen naturally.
This collagen-stimulating filler adds volume and smoothes wrinkles in the lower half of the face. It can smooth smile lines, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines, correct pre-jowl folds, and smooth the lines that appear around the corners of the mouth.
Not only can Radiesse target aging in the lower half of the face, but it can improve the appearance of the hands as well. Your hands endure a lot, and when it comes to skincare, they’re often neglected until it’s too late. They’re often exposed to the sun without the protection of SPF, especially while driving. If you’re constantly using your hands to clean or wash dishes, it can take a toll on your skin.
That, combined with the natural aging process, can make your hands look old. If you’ve realized that your hands need help but feel like it’s too late, we want to let you know that it’s not too late and there is a way to restore youth to your hands. Injections in the hands can deliver an immediate plumping effect. The calcium hydroxyapatite gel microspheres create the perfect foundation for your body to build natural collagen and improve the area long-term.
How Do Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers Compare?
There are two main types of fillers, hyaluronic acid-based fillers, and collagen-stimulating fillers. One isn’t better than the other; they’re just different. Some patients make better candidates for HA fillers, while others can get better results from a collagen-stimulating filler like Radiesse. That’s the importance of consultation.
The Importance of an Expert Opinion
Even if you think you have your mind already made up, it’s important that you stay open to our injectors’ recommendations because they are artists and can see what you may not. They spend their day analyzing the facial structure and fulfilling the needs of patients who want to improve their appearance, combat aging, and do it all in the most natural way possible.
During an initial consultation, one of our injectors will review your problem areas to determine whether you’d benefit from an HA filler or a collagen-stimulating filler. Either way, you will get your desired results, and your lines and wrinkles will fade, and those hollow areas will be filled.
When Will I See Results?
You may be wondering, if you choose a collagen-stimulating filler, will you have to wait for your body to produce more collagen to see results? If you know anything about the body’s natural collagen production, you know that it takes time. It can take up to 12 weeks for your body to make more collagen and for those results to be visible.
However, the creators of Radiesse understood that most people didn’t want to wait very long to see an improvement in their problem areas. For that reason, they created a gel solution that could deliver an immediate plumping effect. The calcium hydroxyapatite gel microspheres a suspended in a gel-like solution that not only plumps the skin but will also initiate a natural response from your body that will deliver natural results long-term.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Studies of patients who have undergone Radiesse treatments have shown that over 80% still had and loved their results 12 months post-treatment. This injectable can improve your problem areas and give you results that may last for 15 months or longer. Even after your body metabolizes the filler ingredients, the body’s collagen production in the treatment areas will be in full effect, and you’ll see visible, natural-looking results for a year or longer.
Can I Still Get Botox?
Yes! Botox and dermal fillers are two treatments that work together to combat aging in different ways. Botox works on a muscular level, while dermal fillers like Radiesse work below the skin’s surface to restore volume.
When you combine these two treatments to target your problem areas, you can get some amazing results. If you’re interested in adding Botox to your treatment, we can help create the most comprehensive anti-aging plan so that you achieve all your results in less time.
Insider Tips: Making Your Results Stand Out
It’s important to note that while cosmetic injectables will improve your appearance, they can’t improve your skin. Achieving beautiful skin and a glowing complexion takes discipline, a healthy lifestyle, and a customized treatment plan designed to help improve your skin imperfections and help you achieve the healthiest skin possible. There are some ways to make your results stand out, so not only do you look younger, but your skin looks healthy and bright.
Invest in High-Quality Skin Care
Skincare starts at home. First, it starts with a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and a consistent exercise routine to help your skin benefit from various nutrients in your diet and the endorphins released during physical activity. However, your skin needs a routine. If you don’t have a consistent morning and evening skincare regimen, it’s time that you begin one.
The Importance of a Morning and Evening Skincare Routine
Washing your face with the right cleanser, using a moisturizer, and applying serums designed to perfect your skin and combat aging will make a significant difference in your skin’s appearance and your results. At Bayside Medspa, we offer Neocutis and SkinMedica products.
Both of these are professional-grade skincare lines that can help you achieve your best skin yet. When you come in for your treatment, one of our skincare experts will be happy to help you design a skincare regimen to best complement your injections and improve your skin long-term.
Schedule Skincare Treatments
While your at-home skincare regimen is extremely important, it can’t always give your skin everything it needs. Sometimes you need something more, like treatments that only an experienced professional can administer. In-office treatments can help improve your skin and your injection results so that your skin is nothing short of perfection.
The HydraFacial and Microneedling With PRP
The HydraFacial is one such treatment that will help perfect your skin. This facial cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts any dirt and debris from your pores to give you an otherworldly glow that will last for several weeks. It can help treat some of those skin imperfections that injectables cannot, like large pores, acne, and pigmentation issues, among others.
We also offer microneedling with PRP, an amazing, natural treatment that increases collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. It can help improve the skin virtually anywhere but is most often performed on the face. At your initial consultation, be sure to ask one of our skincare experts about which in-office treatments will best complement your results.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you want to target volume loss in the lower half of your face or add volume to your hands, get immediate results, and help your body contribute to those long-term natural results, you are most likely a good candidate for Radiesse. An initial consultation at our office is the best way to determine if this injectable is right for you and that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in the formulation.
Restore Your Body’s Collagen Levels
Radiesse is an effective injectable that will help you get some beautiful yet natural-looking results. Our experts can confirm that this injectable is right for you and design a comprehensive skincare treatment plan to help you achieve beautiful, youthful skin. Contact us today at Bayside Medspa in Newport News, VA, and schedule your initial consultation.