Radiesse Hands Chicago
What is Radiesse® Hands and am I a good candidate?
Radiesse ® is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. Radiesse® is the first and only FDA-approved product for hand augmentation.
What are the benefits of Radiesse® Hands and how does it work?
As we begin to age, our natural collagen starts to break down and begins to produce skin laxity, wrinkles and a more “hollowed” appearance. Calcium-based microspheres and gel (Radiesse®) immediately provide fullness to the skin that restores a more youthful appearance. Another benefit is that Radiesse® stimulates your own collagen, in turn providing longer-lasting and natural results. Radiesse restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately and can last up to 1 year.
How many treatments will I need?
The doctor will treat the hands with the appropriate amount of Radiesse® based on evaluation, and if more treatment is needed, more filler can be added at the follow up visit. Treatments have been clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
What type of results will I see?
Radiesse® results can be seen immediately and volume is restored for a youthful, revitalized appearance. The benefits of Radiesse® continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. Talk to your provider about the desired results for a customized treatment that fits your needs.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
The procedure is very quick and easy. Prior to filler injections, a numbing cream is applied to the site. Some patients may experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection site that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Cold compresses can be applied post treatment to reduce any potential side-effects. Camouflage makeup may also be used and most patients can return immediately to work and resume normal activities. We recommend that patients avoid aspirin, vitamin E supplements and alcohol for 3 days prior to any injectable procedure to minimize the risk of bruising. The doctor will discuss your medical history at your office visit to rule out any contraindications to this product.
What other treatments/procedures can Radiesse® Hands be combined with?
While the hands lose volume and a youthful appearance as we age, Radiesse® can be combined with topicals and other cosmetic procedures for total hand rejuvenation. We often use the YAG laser to treat sun damage and pigmentation on the hands. Chemical peels or lightening topicals may be prescribed to rejuvenate the hands.
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