Radiesse filler is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art injectable treatment that has recently received additional approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hand augmentation. This non-surgical procedure can treat volume loss in the dorsum of the hands and rejuvenate their appearance via reduction of wrinkles and folds.
This dermal filler has been popular for a long time, and has been an FDA-approved treatment for the reduction of facial wrinkles. Many of us would want to have younger looking skin without having to go through surgery, and this treatment has given us exactly that. And, now, it has already been approved as a treatment to get fuller and younger-looking hands. But how does it work? Read on and find out.
The key ingredient in Radiesse filler is calcium hydroxylapatite, a unique agent that plumps up the skin, producing a volumizing effect. Loose skin in the hands can look fuller and feel tighter, and have a more youthful appearance. When received from a trained professional, it can last up to a year, even more. Repeat treatments might be necessary to extend the results.
Such standout capabilities of Radiesse fillers for hand rejuvenation was proven through a controlled and randomized clinical trial that involved blinded evaluations. After the test, the evaluators were able to say that this is a viable option to the more invasive hand cosmetic surgery procedures. Radiesse injections showed improvement in the appearance of both hands in about three-fourths of the treated patients for three months.
The same test also showed that about 98 percent of the patients reported considerable improvement in the appearance of their hands in three months. To measure the results following the initial and repeat treatments, the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale was used. These results were correlated with actual clinical improvements, with all primary and secondary endpoints achieved.
Majority of the reported adverse effects during the testing of Radiesse for hand wrinkle treatment were related to reactions on the injected site. Such reactions included redness, swelling and pain. Bruising was also reported for a short period, ranging from mild to moderate. Treatment was not found necessary to address these symptoms as they are only temporary.
There were no reported acute device-related adverse effects following the tests. Still, it is recommended that Radiesse filler and other similar minimally-invasive procedures should be administered only by certified professionals. This way, any unexpected reactions can be addressed and treated immediately.
Radiesse filler gel is made up of small microspheres that are suspended in a thick gel solution. Its main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally-occurring element in the human body. Thus, it is a very biocompatible treatment and requires no allergy tests. This can easily be used to get rid of wrinkles on hands and sensitive areas like the face.
The microspheres of the calcium hydroxylapatite stimulates the natural collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, which supports the growth of fresh tissue for a sustainable impact. Injections of calcium hydroxylapatite can be administered with a local anesthetic, and the procedure takes around half an hour or less for both hands.