We use our hands in daily activities and as a result, the way our hands look and feel changes significantly. Old age affects our hands’ skin complexion as well, however scientific research into methods of hand rejuvenation has yielded great results and medications such as dermal filler injections are now available.
What is hand rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation, also known as hand enhancement, refers to hand restoration. Volume loss, in terms of decrease in fatty tissue, skin laxity and damage from the sun are just some of the causes of hand damage. Volume loss can result into hands looking wrinkled, aged and thin, with veins protruding across the hands.
To understand hand rejuvenation, it is best to first understand how the body functions. As we age, the body begins to lose collagen, an essential skin protein. As collagen levels reduce, the skin’s ability to remain intact also reduces. This also results into lack of skin elasticity and strength. Collagen is also responsible for replacing dead skin cells, which means that skin tissue tends to appear old with reduced levels of collagen in our bodies. This is where Radiesse enters the equation. Hand rejuvenation is simply introducing Radiesse for hands to allow for collagen stimulation.
How Do Dermal Filler Injections Work?
Radiesse is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres contained in a gel carrier. The aqueous gel is introduced to the body via an injection, which instantly initiates volume increase and correction. Radiesse components begin to stimulate the body’s collagen production. The collagen produced is natural since the aqueous gel metabolizes over a period of time.
How Long Does Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation Last?
Extensive research on patients who have used Radiesse for hands has proven that effects can last up to two years, compared to hyaluronic acid gel fillers that are effective for about 3-9 months. The effects of Radiesse for hands are immediate, with skin volume increasing over time.
Do Radiesse Injections Hurt?
Needles used for hand rejuvenation and collagen production are extremely thin. This is done to ensure that the procedure is less painful and more effective. Intelligent methods have also been adapted to ensure minimal pain such the introduction of lidocaine. Lidocaine works by blocking nerve receptors from registering pain; it is essentially a numbing medication. Lidocaine and Radiesse are mixed and injected together.
Am I a Candidate For Hand Rejuvenation With Dermal Fillers?
Schedule a hand rejuvenation appointment with us today. Dr. Sheffield will examine your hands and advise you on fillers for hands.
Are There Side Effects To Radiesse?
All fillers for hands have side effects. The common side effects of Radiesse for hands include swelling, bruising, redness and numbing on the injection area. Some patients experience itchiness and discomfort; however, these soon go away after a week or so.
What About My Blotchy Skin or Sun damaged hands?
There are a number of other options to address the aging hand other than use of a filler. If there is a pigment issue then frequently a light treatment is very effective. Sun damaged skin can be addressed with creams and light treatment as well.
Our medical staff is always available for you, so go ahead and schedule a hand rejuvenation consultation with us today. Discover the beauty of using Radiesse for hands and other forms of hand rejuvenation. We will have you looking young and beautiful in no time.
Interested to know more about hand rejuvenation with Radiesse? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your consultation today! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280