Collagen is an essential structural protein in the skin that keeps it firm and beautiful. As we age, our collagen levels drop. This can lead to a loss of strength in our connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons, loss of hair strength, weak nails, and wrinkles. To promote increased collagen production in your face and hands, consider contacting Becker Plastics for a consultation about Radiesse, a long-lasting injectable treatment that boosts collagen.
What is Radiesse and How Does It Work?
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that encourages collagen development at the injection site. Once injected under the skin, the treatment boosts collagen formation in the entire area, filling in gaps in facial volume. Most people who choose Radiesse want to address wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, especially the smile lines that form under the cheeks beside the nose.
Radiesse can also be used to fill in volume loss in the backs of your hands if your skin has lost durability and is drooping into hollows. Many people who struggle with wasting conditions that target body fat and muscle loss experience good results with Radiesse injections.
How is Radiesse Used in Your Face and Hands?
Radiesse is an injectable that is carefully placed directly under the sections of skin that are problematic to you. Your therapy will take less than 15 minutes and you can go right back to your normal activities after your session. Bring sunscreen to your appointment to protect your skin afterward, and consider bringing a hat to give you additional protection.
This product is non-toxic and non-allergenic. Properly injected by a skilled and highly trained professional, you can enjoy immediate results and see the full benefits within a few months as new collagen forms.
Recovery from Radiesse Treatment
In addition to cutting back on strenuous activity for 24 hours and avoiding sunlight, you may experience a bit of swelling and bruising. Though this product is unlikely to trigger an allergy, you may have a minor reaction at the needle site. Your skin will be carefully cleaned prior to your injection and you may get limitations on when you can reapply your makeup.
Preparation for Radiesse Treatment
There is no preparation needed for Radiesse; it can quickly and easily be performed at our offices in Princeton, Voorhees, Yardley, or Philadelphia. However, as Radiesse is formulated to promote collagen production, you may want to change up your diet and activities to promote even more collagen.
For example, you will want to pay attention to your Vitamin C intake, as it is critical to building more collagen. Many meat products are helpful in producing collagen. Bone broth, gelatin, and skin are all products that are high in collagen.
Finally, pay special attention to your antioxidant intake. As the food we consume is broken down, free radical molecules are released and travel around our bodies, attaching to our cells and causing damage.
The more toxins your body has to break down, the more free radicals you will have in your body. Fruits and vegetables, particularly those with deep colors such as red peppers, green spinach, and blueberries, are generally high in antioxidants.
What Does a Radiesse Consultation Include?
During your Radiesse consultation in our New Jersey or Pennsylvania offices, we will discuss the lines and wrinkles that you believe detract from your appearance. Every patient’s goals are different, and our aesthetic professionals need to understand your unique expectations. Our treatments will target unwanted creases with very small needle pokes to insert tiny amounts of Radiesse.
The lines and wrinkles that you think make you look tired, dehydrated, worn out, or just older than you’re comfortable with are the ones that should be addressed. You deserve to be proud of your appearance. A bright smile that helps you show off your joy in life will be easier to maintain if you’re not worried about any lines that show up when your face relaxes. With Radiesse therapy, we can help to reduce those concerns and boost your confidence.
It’s important that you fully understand all the risks and benefits of the treatment. Additionally, we will make sure that you have all the information you need to prepare effectively and protect yourself from the very rare risk of infection or other complications.
Why Choose Becker Plastics?
While you don’t necessarily need a surgeon to inject dermal fillers, working with Becker Plastics means that your treatment will be handled by an extremely qualified professional. Because our facilities are able to accommodate some surgeries, you can be sure that we follow strict cleaning protocols designed to keep you as safe as possible.
While Radiesse does not require a surgical procedure, your skin will be pierced with a fine needle. To keep you as safe as possible during any injectable treatment, getting this cosmetic procedure taken care of in a doctor’s office adds an additional layer of safety. Our staff is known for their dedication to safety and great results.
Complementary Procedures With Radiesse
By the time you choose to undergo Radiesse treatment, you might have had other non-invasive cosmetic therapies. However, if you’re getting Radiesse treatment on your smile lines, you may also get good results from a mild chemical peel on your forehead, or even consider Botox treatment for grooves or deep lines on your forehead. Once you’ve had your Radiesse treatment and notice firmer skin around your mouth, you may also want to consider microneedling around the eyes to firm up that tissue.
Do be aware that injectable products can lead to bruising. Additionally, make sure that you buy a quality facial sunscreen to use after any of these therapies. Finally, avoid especially strenuous exercise after any of these therapies as directed.
Because this procedure includes injections with a needle, there is a risk of temporary redness and a very slight risk of bruising. Our therapists may apply a topical product to soothe minor side effects or recommend a short period of icing after your injections.
Radiesse is sold by the needle. Our professionals are highly trained on hygienic steps to keep you as safe as possible. There is little risk of bacterial contamination because we clean the skin before your treatment, and because these needles are not re-used, there is no risk of needle contamination.
Your Radiesse treatment should easily be finished within an hour. However, you may have some swelling, redness, or bruising after your treatment. If you don’t like to go back to work without a fully made-up face, you may be more comfortable taking the rest of the day off. After a Radiesse session, you shouldn’t exercise immediately and you need to avoid the sun for 24 hours.
If you live in the states of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, Becker Plastic Surgery offers radiesse among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
Book a Radiesse Consultation
You deserve to be confident in your appearance. A Radiesse treatment can help you get rid of these unwanted lines and grooves for up to two years. Ready to look younger and more refreshed with the power of your body’s own collagen? Contact Becker Plastics in Philadelphia, Yardley, Voorhees, or Princeton for a consultation about caring for your smile, boosting your confidence, and projecting the joy you find in life.
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Princeton NJ 08540 US
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Why choose the Doctors at Becker Plastic Surgery
Kirk Lozada, MD, FACS
- Completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.
- Has traveled to Ica, Peru with Healing the Children on multiple occasions performing a high volume of cleft lip and palate surgery.
- Is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Daniel Becker, MD, FACS
- Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT).
- Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
- Top-Rated by US News and World Report, Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Castle-Connelly, and others.
- Read more about rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Becker’s credentials
Nicole Schrader, MD, FACS
- She is a double board certified surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology & Head/Neck Surgery.
- Is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Has over 20 years of experience, 15+ years in private practice and has performed hundreds of facelift surgeries.
- Dr. Schrader Recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon by Town Topics Readers’ Choice Awards.