What Is Radiesse Used for?

Are you unhappy with the way you look? Maybe those wrinkles and fine lines are making you look older than the way you feel on the inside. If you’re looking for your inner youth to be reflected on the outside, then an injectable filler like Radiesse could be the right choice for you. At Spa Black in San Antonio, TX, we can help you get the healthy and natural-looking appearance you want.

What Is Radiesse Used for?

It’s natural for the structure of our skin to change as we age. Skin and other tissues in your body are made up of proteins. As you get older, these proteins begin to change. This, in turn, will affect the structure and look of your skin.

But just because it’s entirely natural for that to happen, that doesn’t mean you need to live with it! If you’re looking for ways to maintain a natural-looking, youthful look, then you might want to look into something like Radiesse. This injectable is used to help fill in all areas of the face and hands, getting rid of wrinkles and providing you with a fuller, plumper, and younger-looking appearance.

What Causes Wrinkles and Sagging?

The texture and quality of your skin change throughout your life. This is simply a side effect of getting older. The proteins in your skin, specifically collagen and elastin, are what give your skin its structure and elasticity. However, as you age the amount of these proteins begins to get lower. This will result in sagging and wrinkles.

Evidence of this is most prominent on the face and the hands. Other factors can contribute to wrinkling and sagging happening faster. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun and don’t wear proper sun protection, then the UV rays emitted by the sun can affect the proteins in your skin. Smoking and drinking alcohol can also damage your skin’s appearance and texture.

How Does Radiesse Work?

This is an injectable filler, which means that the treatment is inserted into the desired areas using a small needle. The injectable is made up of an ingredient called calcium hydroxyapatite, or CaHA which contains calcium and phosphate. Both of these things occur naturally in the human body.

Once the filler is injected, the gel itself will initially provide the fullness you’re looking for. However, as time goes on, the CaHA in the filler begins to stimulate your body’s production of collagen. The CaHA will eventually be absorbed by your body, leaving only the collagen that it stimulated behind.

What Does It Treat?

While many fillers like Dysport and Botox are made to target specific areas of the face, this filler can be used on essentially any area where there is sagging or wrinkling that concerns you. Because it simply stimulates your body’s production of collagen, it is formulated to use pretty much everywhere.

Some of these places include:

  • Frown lines
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Providing your nose more definition
  • Filling in the chin area
  • Filling in lines around the mouth
  • Adding volume to the forehead and temples
  • Adding fullness and lessening wrinkles in the hand area


What Does Radiesse Treatment Look Like?

If you’re thinking of getting this filler, then you may be wondering what happens when you receive the treatment. When you come to our clinic, you can trust that you’ll receive this filler from highly-trained professionals in a very clean and safe, comfortable environment.

Of course, you probably have more questions about the specifics of what treatment here is going to look like.

How Fast Is the Treatment?

One of the benefits of getting an injectable is how fast they are. While you can certainly consider surgical options, these procedures are usually hours long. You can get just as impressive if not more impressive results by getting an injectable like this one, and the process itself will be much faster.

How soon you’ll be done with your treatment varies on a few factors. If you require just one or two injections, then you’ll be able to leave much sooner than if you need multiple in several areas. In general, you can expect the entire process to take around 15 to 30 minutes in total.

How Soon Will I See Results?

You will see the results of this filler immediately. As soon as you leave our clinic, you will notice a dramatic difference in the texture and appearance of your skin. This is because the gel provides fullness to your face while the CaHA inside the product begins to work.

While changes to your skin will be immediately apparent, it will take time to see the full results of the treatment. Most people see the full benefits of this filler within a week of receiving the injection.

How Do I Prepare for the Treatment?

While many procedures and treatment methods require a to-do list before you come into the clinic, this injectable requires very little preparation beforehand. This is a major benefit if you want a treatment option that’s as convenient and non-disruptive as possible.

But there are a few things you should do to prepare for your session to ensure that the process is both effective and safe. You’ll need to avoid taking some types of medication, especially ones that act as blood thinners. You’ll also want to avoid drinking and smoking and try not to apply certain topical products like retinoids. Our clinic will be able to give you a more comprehensive list of things to avoid as you prepare for your appointment.

What Happens During the Treatment?

At our clinic, you can expect to receive your injections in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The first thing that our technicians will do is discuss the results that you’re looking for, and what you can expect in terms of your results.

As we prepare you for the actual treatment, we will clean the areas where the injection is being applied. This will remove any sweat, dirt, and oil that has accumulated. After that, a numbing cream may be applied to make your treatment as pain-free as possible. Once the area has been prepared, our carefully trained technicians will begin applying the filler using a fine, precise needle. In total, the entire process should take around an hour, with the actual injections taking about 15 to 30 minutes.

What Happens After Treatment?

The treatment process itself will be very fast and requires virtually no downtime afterward. However, if you want to make sure that you’re getting the best results possible, then there are a few things you should do after your treatment.

For the first 24 hours after you get the injections, make sure you avoid exposure to heat and direct sunlight as much as possible. Also try to avoid performing any strenuous activity, or anything that could make you sweat. Stay upright as much as possible and don’t apply any cosmetics to the treated areas. If you have any questions concerning what you should avoid, we’ll be able to give you a thorough breakdown.

What Are the Benefits of Radiesse?

With so many different treatment options available, you may be wondering what makes this injectable different than other treatments. You’ll find that this filler has a variety of benefits that you’re sure to appreciate.

It’s Fast

You have a busy life that you need to take care of. But being busy shouldn’t prevent you from looking and feeling your best. One of the major benefits of getting this filler is how fast it is. Not only is the process itself very quick, but you’ll require very little downtime afterward. As long as you make sure to avoid what our technicians specify after your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to get back to taking care of what needs to be done.

Results Are Immediate

One of the things patients appreciate most about this treatment is how quickly you’ll see results. As soon as the injection is applied, you’ll notice that your face or hands look fuller and less wrinkled.

And the results will only get better as time goes on! Within a week, you’ll see the full results of your injections.

Results Last a Long Time

Like other injectables, Radiesse offers candidates a temporary solution to sagging and to wrinkling of the skin. However, you can still expect these temporary results to last a long time.

While many fillers and injectables require you to return every few weeks or months to maintain their efficacy, you may be able to wait longer between sessions if you decide to get this filler. Some people can enjoy results for up to a year or two before they need to come back for another injection.

It’s Safe

If you’re getting any kind of treatment or procedure from a medical professional, then safety is probably one of your main concerns. Some risks come with every type of treatment, but this filler’s risks are extremely low. While getting a surgical procedure can come with a whole host of risks, getting an injectable offers much more safety.

Radiesse, in particular, is an extremely safe filler. This injectable has been FDA-approved since 2006 and is made with completely non-toxic ingredients. It works primarily by stimulating your body’s collagen production, which is a natural process that happens in your body anyway. The gel itself is comprised of ingredients that can be found in the human body, and they will be safely absorbed as time passes.

You’ll Look Younger

Sagging and wrinkling can make you look older than you really feel. This treatment is a fantastic way to provide you with the youthful and healthy glow you’ve been looking for. It will offer you targeted results that help your face look plumper, fuller, and erases fine lines and wrinkles.

It can also be a fantastic way to make your hands look younger too! Faces are one of the first places to show signs of aging, but many don’t consider that hands are also a place where sagging and wrinkling can happen. This injectable can also be used around the hand area, so all parts of you can look healthy and youthful.

Get The Results You Want

If you’re thinking of going with a treatment option like Radiesse, then it’s important to get it from someone qualified. At our clinic, you’ll be invited into a welcoming and clean environment, and the injections themselves will be carefully applied to ensure you get the results that you’re looking for. If you’re ready to learn more, get in touch with us at Spa Black in San Antonio, TX today.