Hands are a very important part of an individual’s aesthetic profile. Sagging skins, wrinkles, and other aging signs can show very easily on the hands, which may be treated with cosmetic surgery or non-surgically with an advanced dermal filler injectable treatment called Radiesse.
Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in hand surgery and microsurgery. His advanced fellowship training and 15 years of experience in hand surgery puts him in a strong position to perform surgical and non-surgical hand rejuvenation procedures with outstanding results. Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.
FDA Approval for Radiesse
Radiesse is an established and FDA approved soft tissue filler to reduce signs of aging from the face. Women and men who seek facial rejuvenation without cosmetic surgery may choose Radiesse filler treatment. Now the FDA has approved Radiesse for hand wrinkle treatment. The filler gel can be injected to achieve hand augmentation and volumize the dorsum of the hands.
Success with an advanced injectable procedure like Radiesse can be achieved when it is performed by a surgeon who closely understands the anatomy of the hand and is able to deliver the right treatment that is tailored according to the unique aesthetic needs of the patient. Dr. Kaufman is a hand plastic surgeon with specialized training in hand procedures. He provides Radiesse and other treatments to patients in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.
Adding Volume to the Skin
Radiesse cosmetic filler gel consists of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) micro-spheres, which can create a volumizing effect on the sagging skin of the hands. As the gel is injected directly into the loose skin, it will plump the skin to reduce wrinkles and restore a smoother, younger looking appearance of the hands. The results with Radiesse can last for up to 12 months, or even more in certain cases.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of Radiesse for hand rejuvenation, a randomized and controlled clinical trial was performed in the US with blinded evaluators. After the trial, the evaluators reported improvement in over three out of four treated patients in both hands at three months. Ninety-eight percent of the treated patients also felt that there was visible improvement in their hand appearance at three months.
Safety of Radiesse
Adverse events reported during the Radiesse clinical trials for hand wrinkle treatment were largely related to localized reactions at the injection site. Most typical effects were temporary pain, swelling, bruising and redness in the injected areas.
The reactions lasted for a brief period and were mild to moderate in nature. No treatment was required to address these temporary effects. During the clinical trials, no significant device related adverse events were noted.
How does it Work?
Radiesse injectable gel begins to make an impact gradually over two to three months. The gel microspheres trigger the production of fresh collagen, resulting in new tissue generation. This provides sustainable and natural looking effects on the hands. Radiesse treatment on both the hands can usually be completed in about 30 minutes, and will only require a local anesthetic.