Aging is a part of life, and the changes that our bodies go through are a natural part of that process.
As we age, we lose volume in certain places because fat is collecting and causing parts of the body to sag. You might notice this in your cheeks as your skin loses tightness and smoothness.
But it’s not impossible to have a younger-looking face. Dermal fillers like Radiesse® are just one of many ways to help reduce the signs of aging in your cheeks.
Residents of Yuma, Arizona, and Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding areas can depend on the expertise of our capable staff at Peach Skin & Laser to help with cheek fillers and other cosmetic treatments.
What happens to your cheeks as you get older
With aging, your body produces less of a lot of important chemicals than it did when you were younger. Subdermal fat (fat under the skin) tends to clump and sink, but the body also produces less collagen.
Collagen is a protein found in areas throughout your body, and when it’s produced less, you start to see sagging, wrinkles, loss of elasticity in the skin, and stiff joints. You can see this happen in your cheeks and around your chin.
Other factors certainly contribute to the outer appearance of aging, such as lifestyle choices like smoking and overexposure to UV rays. But whatever the reason for aging cheeks, Radiesse is a solution that works.
How Radiesse can help
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that contain phosphates and calcium. These chemicals occur naturally in the body and work immediately upon injection to stimulate the production of collagen.
This helps your body produce more collagen in the long-term and even contributes to creating new collagen. Radiesse is nontoxic and hypoallergenic, so it’s a safe option for filling areas of the face, like your cheeks.
These injection treatments are outpatient visits and usually only last about 15 minutes, so you can get on with the rest of your day.
What you can expect after cheek fillers
You should see immediate improvement in your cheeks, but the full results will be visible in about a week. Some redness and swelling can be expected, but this should fade in about three days and can be managed with over-the-counter medications.
You can return to normal activities after treatment, but your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight. Avoiding direct UV exposure for about a day or until any redness and swelling have subsided should help.
Radiesse is a safe and simple method of restoring your youthful appearance with smoother cheeks. If you’re ready for cheek-filler treatments, make an appointment with Peach Skin & Laser today to get started.