The face and the neck are the primary area of concern when it comes to looking younger. However, a commonly overlooked area of ageing is our hands. In many people, hands are just as revealing as faces about our age. Ageing hands like the face are susceptible to volume loss and sun damage. Volume loss becomes associated with looking older as the veins and tendons on the back of the hand become more prominent. Long term sun exposure leads to age spots.
Radiesse Volume Replacement
What is Radiesse and how it works?
Radiesse dermal filler contains tiny Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel.
Once injected, the body produces its own natural collagen. The result is instant volume that helps to smooth out the signs of ageing.
Over time, this gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes these tiny calcium based microspheres, leaving behind your own natural collagen.
Treatment and Recovery
Each hand usually requires one syringe of Radiesse. The overall procedure takes 5-10 minutes. After cleansing the hand with an antiseptic, a syringe of Radiesse that is mixed with an anesthetic is slowly injected into the back of the hand just beneath the skin. This procedure causes minimal discomfort.
After Radiesse is injected, it is gently massaged into place to evenly distribute the material. Minimal after care is necessary. The patient may experience redness, bruising or swelling immediately and lasting for a few days. Ice should be applied to minimize bruising and you should refrain from vigorous hand use for 24 hours. The affects of Radiesse can last up to 12-18 months. The patient returns two weeks after the initial injection and a touch-up added in a small percentage of cases.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite has been used safely in the treatment of otology, laryngeal, and dental and orthopedic applications. Radiesse has been FDA approved for facial folds and wrinkles. It has not been approved for hand rejuvenation yet in the US. It is approved for use in the UK and other countries and has been used extensively in the US for hand rejuvenation without any side effects other than those commonly seen for facial use which are mild and of short duration such as redness, bruising, swelling, itching and pain. Some lumpiness at the injection site can rarely occur.
Who should avoid Radiesse?
Studies have not yet been performed on patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding and therefore it is not advisable to perform this procedure on these patients. Patients on blood thinners such as aspirin may be more susceptible to bruising or bleeding at the injection site. There have been no studies of possible interactions between Radiesse dermal filler and drugs or other substances or implants.
Immediately following the injection and lasting up to 12-18 months, the results are beautiful hands natural to touch and look.
If you want to learn more about how we can help to rejuvenate your hands with Radiesse, call 310-432-9363 or 800-HAND-074 for a free consultation.
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