At Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, we know that volume loss results in facial folds, wrinkles, hollow areas, and other visible signs of aging. For that reason, we offer Radiesse, a dermal filler that doubles as a biostimulator that addresses the signs of aging by forcing your body to produce new collagen at the injection site. The results are natural, noticeable, and long-lasting.
Radiesse: A Dermal Filler and Biostimulator
Radiesse is a dermal filler, but it’s also a biostimulator. This injectable is unique because this treatment contains an active ingredient that stimulates natural collagen production, unlike most hyaluronic acid-based fillers that inject immediate, synthetic volume below the skin’s surface.
A Unique Filler
Instead of injecting volume to correct facial folds, wrinkles, lines, and hollow areas, Radiesse has a unique formula. Its active ingredient is called CaHA, and it’s a biostimulator that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production abilities. Increased collagen production is key to anti-aging because your body produces less collagen as you age.
Less collagen means weaker skin, thinner skin, and visible signs of aging. This dermal filler is so powerful because it doesn’t just mask the signs of aging; it targets them at the source. Post-treatment, your body will respond to the injectable with new collagen and younger, fuller-looking skin.
What It Treats
Radiesse can be used to treat skin laxity and volume loss on the face, neck, and body. It’s an effective option for patients who want to smooth smile lines, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, chin wrinkles, and other areas where volume loss has caused hollowing or loose skin.
The Instant Booty Boost
Not only can we use Radiesse to treat the signs of aging, but we can also use it to add volume to certain areas of the body to enhance the appearance. One such treatment we offer is the Instant Booty Boost, during which we use Radiesse injections in the buttocks to replicate a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift. During the treatment, we will inject vials of this dermal filler into some strategic areas of the buttocks.
You’ll notice an initial plumping effect post-treatment due to the injection’s high water and gel content. The best results will appear in the weeks following treatment as your body creates new collagen at the injection sites, enhancing the appearance of the buttocks and adding natural volume to the area.
When Will I See the Results?
The best results appear within the first few weeks of the treatment process. You’ll see some immediate results thanks to the gel formula, but as your body breaks down that formula, it will replace that gel with natural collagen to strengthen, fill, lift, and plump the skin.
How Long Do Results Last?
Post-treatment, you can expect your results to last a year or longer based on the injection site and the amount of product injected into the area. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can give you details about what kind of results you can expect based on the area or areas you want to address with this dermal filler.
Is There Post-Treatment Downtime?
You won’t have to prepare for downtime after your injections with this biostimulator. Still, you will need to be cautious about the injection site to ensure optimal results. As a general rule, you should avoid strenuous activity, including workouts, for 24 hours post-treatment.
You should also avoid sun exposure and exposure to heat, including hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms. Avoid using harsh exfoliating products in the treatment area, and follow all of your injector’s post-treatment instructions to ensure the best results.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients may only need one treatment to achieve optimal results, others require a series of treatments based on their needs and goals. Initial consultations are important because they allow us to learn more about your medical history, treatment goals, problem areas, and desired results. Once we learn all these things, we can create a unique treatment plan based on your needs.
Who Is a Treatment Candidate?
The best candidates for Radiesse are patients looking for a dermal filler that can do more than just temporarily improve the signs of aging. If you’re looking for a way to achieve natural and long-lasting results and target aging and volume loss at the source, you may be the perfect candidate for this biostimulator.
We will schedule an initial consultation to learn more about your goals and ensure that this injectable is a safe option for you. Patients must not be allergic to the active ingredient in this injectable to qualify for treatment. Patients must not be pregnant or nursing and should be in good health.
Reverse the Signs of Aging and Enhance Your Appearance With Your Own Collagen
Introducing a biostimulator into your anti-aging and cosmetic routine can help you achieve natural, noticeable results. Thanks to Radiesse, you can now combat aging at the source by addressing collagen loss and use this injectable to enhance your appearance in different ways so that you can look and feel more confident. Contact us today at Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, to schedule your consultation.