As we age, our hands lose their youthful plumpness and begin to look bony and fragile. On many occasions you will have vein, tendon and joint protrusion and the skin texture becomes thin and translucent. Combating the aging process takes more than just a hand cream. The latest antiaging medical advancement is a cosmetic filler procedure that will make a dramatic improvement.Cosmetic filler injections with Radiesse, immediately plump up and replenish volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance. Placed beneath the skin, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons and joints lose their prominence. Because Radiesse provides a scaffolding for collagen-building, the body’s own collagen interweaving into this structure keeps the skin feeling soft, natural and smooth. Using cosmetic fillers for hand rejuvenation is a simple and easy in-office procedure that usually takes 30 minutes. Patient can resume their normal daily activities without any downtime. Results are seen immediately and can last up to a year.

Q & A

What is Radiesse and how is it different from other cosmetic fillers? Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that is comprised of calcium-based microspheres. Radiesse is different than other cosmetic fillers because it stimulates your own natural collagen to grow.

How do cosmetic fillers work? Fillers are injectable solutions that temporarily add volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face and hands.

How long will my results last with a cosmetic filler? Length of results depends on the patient, the area being treated and the amount of product that is injected. On average, hyaluronic acid cosmetic fillers generally last 6-9 months. There are other cosmetic fillers that are on the market that are FDA approved for up to 1 year, such as Radiesse.

Is treatment with cosmetic fillers painful? Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. For a more comfortable treatment experience a topical anesthetic is applied to the area of skin that is being treated. Also, most cosmetic fillers are now formulated with lidocaine to make the injection process more tolerable.

How long does treatment usually take? The injection process generally takes only about 30 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

Does the correction last forever? No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

When will I see results? Cosmetic fillers instantly add volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.

What are some of the common side effects after being treated with a cosmetic filler? After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.

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