Safely Improve the Youthful Look of Hands with Radiesse
The FDA recently approved the dermal filler Radiesse for use in rejuvenating the look of hands. Ideal for women and men who want non-surgical solutions, Radiesse reduces the look of prominent veins and tendons in the hand by plumping the skin and stimulating the collagen. Some patients have already had this treatment in our office, but it was previously considered “off-label” use.
How does Radiesse work?
Radiesse is an injectable filler, consisting of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which are suspended in a gel containing sterile water, glycerin and sodium carboxymethylcellulose. It is injected under the skin on the back of the hand. Results may last for up to one year, and clinical study patients typically received one or two treatments with multiple injections to achieve the best result.
What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Side effects of Radiesse include:
- Pain or tenderness
- Bumps or lumps
- Difficulty performing activities due to stiffness
- Loss of sensation
Most side effects were mild to moderate and lasted for only around a week, with no treatment necessary.
Radiesse should not be used by patients who have severe allergies with a history of anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, or sensitivity to any of its components.