Recently the Food and Drug Administration approved a procedure for hand rejuvenation. This is exciting because it provides a new technique to help patients achieve more youthful looking hands. Many people have undergone procedures to help their faces look younger, and wish to have their hands look just as young.
Radiesse recently received FDA approval for a process to treat aging hands. Radiesse is not new; in fact, it has been used for years as facial filler. The approval now gives patients and physicians a greater level of confidence in the product.
There are currently several options available to make hands look younger. One option is sclerotherapy, which is great for removing veins from the hands to make them “less veiny looking” Radiesse is now joining the list of available treatment options: sclerotherapy, fat grafting and hyaluronic acid fillers to create youthful looking hands by improving the veiny, hallowed look of the hands.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
The treatment is actually very simple and is done right in the office. First, an anesthetic cream is applied to the hands to reduce any possible discomfort. Radiesse is injected into the hand. While you may experience some swelling for a few days, it will usually subside quickly.
In addition to creating a plumper, firmer look through the use of Radiesse, you may want to enhance the results through laser skin tightening and dark spot removal.
How Does Radiesse Work?
As we age, our skin loses its structure, which is what keeps the skin looking youthful. Additionally, we lose elastin and collagen, which results in those pesky wrinkles. Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel base that is injected into the treatment area. Once injected, you will see almost immediate results. Additionally, Radiesse will work to help produce natural collagen. Interestingly, the gel will be absorbed with the body metabolizing the calcium hydroxylapatite, leaving you with only your own natural collagen.
In addition to the new application of Radiesse for creating more youthful looking hands, Radiesse has been, and continues to be used to reduce other signs of aging. It can be used to treat deep wrinkles such as those around the lips, often called marionette lines. Radiesse is also used to successfully treat wrinkling or sagging around the eyes.
Radiesse also has added benefits including that it is non-toxic and non-allergenic. One of the best benefits of Radiesse is that it is long lasting; with results often lasting up to two years.
Call us today at Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can answer any questions you may have about Radiesse and how it can help you achieve a more youthful look!