Posted on September 13, 2018 by Dr. Blume in Blog
Why hand filler? Do you ever look at your hands and think, “My hand looks frail, boney and old…” There are a few areas of the body that give away our age; face, neck and HANDS. When it comes to aging, our hands are often overlooked. While we have Photofacials, peels and needling devices to help with the texture and tone, how do we fix the volume loss? One word: Radiesse!
There are multiple fillers that are used in the face such as: Juvederm, Sculptra, Restylane and Voluma. Radiesse is one of the ONLY fillers that is FDA approved for the face AND hands. Radiesse is a calcium based filler combined with a gel carrier that gives you immediate results. As the gel carrier in the filler is absorbed the calcium spheres stimulate your body’s own collagen production, thus resulting in additional volume within a couple months.
The treatment takes about 15-30 mins, is virtually painless and there is minimal after care. You may experience some bruising, redness and /or swelling that may last for a couple days. It is recommended to avoid vigorous use of the hands for the first 24 hours. Ice is also helpful to reduce swelling and bruising for the first couple days.
We recommend starting with 1 syringe of Radiesse per hand and adding more if necessary. Most patients will need 2-4 syringes depending on the volume desired.
Let us help give you the youthful hands you need to match your beautiful young face.
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