Madonna has been called out. So has Sarah Jessica Parker. Both of these women look much younger than their 50+ years, boast stunning hair and skin, and yet, their hands have been featured in tabloids, revealing a much different story of chronology than the one their visages is telling. What can you do to avoid a similar fate? Other than slathering your hands with anti-aging creams and high SPF only to wash it all off every time you wash your hands multiple times a day (I hope), there is a solution.
It’s RADIESSE® For Hands, and it’s the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for hand augmentation, to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. Volume loss is a key indicator of aging skin; think about your grandmother’s hands and the visibility of veins versus those of your own when you were little. As we age, those veins and tendons become more visible as skin gets thinner.
How does it work? The calcium-based filler is injected during a procedure performed at a physician’s office. Made from calcium hydroxylapatite, it’s injected through a fine needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, the filler works to treat volume loss in the hands. It’s simple and quick: It’s completed in just ten minutes. The best part is that you don’t have to wait to see results, nor endure a long recovery period with downtime. It provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to 1 year.
As for safety, RADIESSE has been approved for other indications for almost a decade. Millions of patients have been treated with RADIESSE. The adverse events reported in this trial were generally mild to moderate and generally transient in nature. The overall safety profile observed in the study is similar to the one for facial injections.
One thing to look out for? As with all filler treatments, you may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local adverse side effects. However, most of these side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.
As for satisfaction, 86% of RADIESSE patients receiving treatment in their hands reported an improved appearance after 12 months, according to a recent clinical study. Costs vary by patient. Health care providers will provide patients with a customized estimate based on their assessment of product needs.
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