Radiesse is Approved for filling hands!
Like that famous song goes, raising your hands and showing them will not be so embarrassing anymore. With the recent approval of Radiesse for filling the back if the hand we have added another filler to our armament against aging.
As we age the earlobes thin, the fullness in the lips diminishes, cheeks look sunken and the volume in the hands disappears. The fat in these areas lessen and in the hands this results in tendons and veins becoming more visible.
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of unique, patented, calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. These microspheres initially perform as a filler, providing volume to give you a soft, natural look. Over time, the body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, but the very tiny, smooth microspheres will remain to keep the skin looking it’s best. The effects of Radiesse last 9 – 12 months.
RADIESSE is one of a few long lasting fillers that exist. Using fillers that are permanent make more sense to fix a permanent problem. Although radiesse is temporary, it serves as a stepping stone toward using permanent fillers like Fat and Alloderm.
Radiesse was recently approved for use in the hand to restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Fat transfer ( a permanent filler ) to the back of the hands remains the gold standard on restoring volume to areas where permanent correction is desired. Fat has been used for years in the hands as well as the cheeks or buttocks when permanency is desired.
Radiesse is not intended for injection into the lips but can be used in nasal folds, marionettes, cheeks and earlobes and now the back of the hand. Radiesse is not used for the treatment of superficial fine lines and wrinkles. (Restylane, Juvederm, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels work better for wrinkles).
With RADIESSE you can expect no downtime and no restrictions. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection.