What It Is
Radiesse is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that uses dermal filler injections to add volume and give definition to areas of the face that have sagged, wrinkled, and generally lost its youthful structure due to ageing and other factors.
It is a smart anti-ageing strategy because helps stimulate the healthy production of collagen, which makes up 80 to 70 percent of the skin and an essential element in keeping it fresh, firm, and young. Radiesse in Oakville is one of the best go-to treatment options when dealing with depressed scars and enhancing fine lines and wrinkles.
Most patients love having Radiesse Oakville treatments on the face to lift nasolabial folds, enhance the appearance of deep acne scars, introduce volume to the chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead to achieve a more chiselled or contoured effect. Radiesse filler injections can also be used in rejuvenating the back of the hands, making prominent veins and wrinkles instantly disappear.
Radiesse is not applicable to areas where the skin is delicately thin. It cannot be used as an injectable lip filler or for lifting a sunken under-eye area.
How to Prepare
Prior to going through Radiesse injections, we highly recommend consulting with your personal physician first to discuss whether it would have any complications with any existing medical condition or prescription drugs or supplements you are currently taking. In some cases, blood thinners and anticoagulants, such as warfarin and aspirin, may pose the risk of excessive bruising bleeding in the treatment area.
During your consultation for your Radiesse Oakville treatment, your doctor will determine whether you are an ideal candidate based on past or existing disease, disability, or injury, especially if you are seeking treatment for your hands. He will also inquire about how your skin develops scarring or bruising or whether you are undergoing other forms of cosmetic or in-office skincare treatment, such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing.
How It Works
Radiesse is a quick and simple in-office cosmetic treatment. Depending on how many injections you are going to receive, Radiesse treatments can go as fast as 15 minutes.
Before your procedure, your doctor will identify the target treatment areas and apply an antiseptic solution. FDA-approved local anesthesia, such as Lidocaine, will be used to numb the sites and to alleviate any pain during the process.
Unlike other dermal filler injections, Radiesse in Oakville is composed of non-toxic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) microspheres, which resembles the composition of the naturally occurring calcium found in your teeth and bones, suspended in a water-based gel carrier. This will be directly injected into your skin.
Results You Can Expect
One of the best things about Radiesse in Oakville is its guaranteed instant results. Immediately after the treatment, you will be able to see the smooth plumped-up effect on the skin that conceals deep scars and lifted up the folds in the skin. The results become more noticeable as the post-treatment swelling fully has subsided.
But here’s where it gets even better. The CaHa component of your Radiesse injection will promote the healthy manufacturing of brand new collagen in the skin. With an abundance of collagen supply in the skin, you’ll be able to see continuous results even after the CaHa has completely metabolized after a couple of years.
Aftercare and Recovery
You should be able to go home after Radiesse Oakville treatment. You may need to take it slow for at least 24 to 48 hours or until the redness and swelling subsides completely. During that window, follow these aftercare tips:
- Do not do any strenuous activity, for example, exercise.
- Avoid direct sun exposure.
- Refrain from touching the injection area.
- Apply ice packs topically to ease the swelling.
- Ask your doctor if it’s all right to take over-the-counter pain killers in case of extreme discomfort.
Make sure you plan your procedure ahead and clear your work or social calendar to accommodate the post-treatment downtime.
Some of the most commonly reported side effects after Radiesse injections on the face or the hands include:
- Lumps and nodules
While these are included in expected post-treatment effects, it is advisable to consult with your doctor if the effects bother you or they don’t resolve on their own within three to five days.
Radiesse in Oakville should not be administered if you have a flare-up of skin disease or skin infection, because this could lead to major complications, ranging from temporary scabbing to permanent scarring, stroke, loss of vision, and excruciating pain.
We suggest being as open as possible to your doctor about your medical history or any related information to prevent any untoward incidence.
Why Choose APT?
APT Medical Aesthetics is one of the leading med spas in Oakville and the surrounding area. Our team of expert aestheticians will be more than happy to help you achieve your skin goals with Radiesse Oakville treatments.
If you have any questions regarding this procedure, feel free to contact us today.