Our hands are an important part of the way we communicate and present ourselves. Beautiful hands give us the confidence to express ourselves in any situation. However, hands are often the first place to show the signs of ageing and can become a frequently underrated problem area not only in thin and athletic women: The skin on our hands is thinner than that on our face and is constantly exposed to the sun and its photo-damaging effects, making it more sensitive to the ageing process. Over time, the fatty tissue beneath the skin on our hands becomes thinner. Veins and tendons become more visible and the skin loses volume. With growing options for facial aesthetics, the hands can seem noticeably older than the rest of the body.
Merz Pharma Group announced on June 4th, 2015 that Radiesse has received FDA approval for hand rejuvenation. Radiesse works by immediately adding volume to the back of the hand reducing the prominence of tendons and veins. The result is smooth, natural-looking hands that last up to one year.
Jim Hartman, Vice President and Head of U.S. Aesthetics for Merz North America stated that, “Merz is proud to be able to provide patients and physicians with the first and only dermal filler approved by the FDA for use in the hands. Market research tells us that attention to the aesthetic appearance of hands has increased in recent years, particularly among individuals who have undergone facial rejuvenation procedures. This new indication for Radiesse is a result of our focus on meeting unmet needs in the US aesthetic market, and we are excited to provide our physician customers with this new option to better fulfill aesthetic desires of their patients.”
About Face Medispa is excited to offer Radiesse for hand rejuvenation as the hands are a common area of concern. Many patients take good care of their skin and facial features and find that there are hands need rejuvenation as well. Often times, Radiesse works well in combination with IPL treatments and/or skincare. Radiesse restores lost volume while IPL treatments or skincare products can address age spots and pigment in the skin. Popular skincare products include SkinMedica’s Lytera.
A recent randomized, controlled studied reported that Radiesse showed improvement in 98% of patients when evaluated at 3 months. As with any injectable, there is risk of bruising and swelling at the injection site.
Radiesse hand rejuvenation treatments take approximately 15-30 minutes in the office with Jan or Kari.