As we age, the back of our hands start losing volume, and the skin begins to appear thin and dry. As the skin thins, the underlying veins and other structures then become more noticeable. Radiesse Volumnizing Filler is commonly used to correct these problems, restoring fuller, more youthful appearing hands. The procedure is very simple and quick, and relatively painless. Swelling can occur for a few days, but the results can last up to a year or more.
The FDA recently approved Radiesse as the first and only injectable filler to correct for thinning, bony, skeletal appearing hands that have more bone and vein show. Radiesse instantly restores and replumps to give a more youthful appearance. Radiesse is a filler made of microspheres of natural calcium hydroxylapatite, which provides a scaffold to stimulate your own body’s production of collagen. The product has been used safely for facial rejuvenation for many years, and is eventually metabolized out of the body.
Placed beneath the skin on the back of the hands, Radiesse provides instant smoothing of wrinkles and long lasting results up to 1-2 years in a 15 minute treatment session! The result is smooth, beautiful, and natural.
In an easy treatment with either a V-beam or IPL laser, 1-2 sessions can clear brown spots on the hands with very minimal downtime. These lasers target the discolorations on the hands so the skin appears even toned and not “spotty.”
The texture of the skin is important to maintain. Keeping the hands sun protected, nourished, and moisturized is important to discourage the return of brown spots, reduce fine lines and crepiness, and also give the appearance of healthy thickened skin.
Read Dr. Chiu’s article “More Than a Pretty Face” on non-facial rejuvenation!
To learn even more about hand rejuvenation, read our blog on Hand-Lifts!