Cosmetic surgery for facial rejuvenation is common now, but many women find that their hands may still show the passage of time. Hand rejuvenation or restoration is becoming a popular procedure to help eliminate wrinkling and sagging of the skin on the hands. Dermal fillers can help to give volume and smoothness to hands for a younger look.
The Problem of Aging Hands
Our hands receive a lot of wear and tear in everyday life. They are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, household cleaners, gardening and other chores. The aging process itself contributes to the breakdown of tissue beneath the skin that can make hands look older. No matter how young your face and body look, your hands may still give away your age.
Restoring A Youthful Look To Hands
A number of methods to restore the more youthful appearance of the hands have been developed. Topical agents are available to help hands look younger, but these may not provide the results needed to improve deep wrinkles or significant shrinkage of tissues. Dermal fillers are compounds that are injected under the skin to give more fullness and smoothness to the skin’s surface. These fillers allow physicians a new method for treating aging hands so that they too can look younger.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse consists of a compound called calcium hypoxyapetite. This compound is encapsulated in tiny calcium microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. As the gel dissolves, it releases the calcium and promotes the production of natural collagen, which gives fullness and volume to the tissues. Radiesse is an improvement over other dermal fillers, requiring a smaller amount to provide superior results.
Are there Side Effects from Radiesse Injections?
Restoring youthful hands with Radiesse is safe and effective. Some patients may experience bruising, swelling or itching at the injection site. People who have highly sensitive skin or frequent allergic reactions should consult with Dr. Lakshman before pursuing Radiesse injections.
Hand restoration is a simple procedure that does not require the recovery time of other cosmetic surgery procedures. In fact, the injections can be done over your lunch hour. Radiesse is approved for mixture with numbing lidocaine so that the process is virtually painless. Improvement in the appearance of your hands is often immediate and lasts up to 12 to 18 months.
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