Like your face and neck, your hands are likely to become thinner and more wrinkled as you get older. Since it’s difficult to cover this part of your body with clothing, the changes in your hands can be very upsetting. At the Kagan Institute in Encino, California and Los Angeles, California, we can use an injectable substance called Radiesse to plump your hands and give this part of your body a more youthful appearance.
Which Filler Is Best for Hands? A Closer Look at Radiesse
You probably already know that you can use dermal fillers to smooth away fine lines and other imperfections on your face. For example, there are several Juvederm products that are used to temporarily correct wrinkles around your nose and lines on the lower areas of your face. Even if you are familiar with these injectable products, you might not know that we can also use fillers to improve the appearance of your hands.
In fact, dermal fillers are frequently used to improve this part of the body. Radiesse is a unique dermal filler that can be used to make your hands look plumper and more youthful. Since this product is able to achieve long-lasting, dramatic results, this cosmetic product is the best filler for your hands.
How Will This Filler Improve My Hands?
This dermal filler can decrease the visibility of several different age-related changes in your hands.
When you get older, you will naturally lose volume in your hands. Since your hands are a very visible and prominent part of your body, this change will be very noticeable. Our dermal filler will restore this lost volume and give your hands a plumper, more attractive look.
Minimizing Visible Veins
Losing volume in the back of your hands will cause your veins and tendons to become more visible. For instance, you might be able to see large, blue veins on the back of your hands. When we add extra volume to this area of your hands with our dermal filler, these tendons and veins will be less noticeable.
In addition, this filler contains an opaque gel that will integrate into the tissues under the surface of your skin. This opaque gel may decrease the prominence of the blue veins on the back of your hands.
What Ingredients Does This Filler Use to Improve My Hands?
If you’ve used dermal fillers to improve your face, you might know that many of these products use a substance known a hyaluronic acid to fill in wrinkles and lines. This acid is very good at adding volume and filling wrinkles on your cheeks, lips, and other mobile areas of your face. Although these products are excellent at addressing these cosmetic concerns, we can use other ingredients to add volume to your hands.
A Unique Filler
Instead of using hyaluronic acid to fix your hands, Radiesse uses a different technique to add volume to this area of your body. This dermal filler contains very small spheres of calcium hydroxylapatite. These spheres are combined with gel in order to make a thick, firm filler.
Improving Your Hands
When we inject this dermal filler into your hands, your tissues will gradually metabolize the microspheres in the gel. These microspheres will help your body grow new collagen fibers. Collagen is a very important structural protein that allows the skin on your hands, face, and other areas of your body to remain taut and firm. When your body generates new collagen fibers, your hands will look fuller and more youthful.
Am I Eligible to Receive This Dermal Filler in My Hands?
Since this filler contains biocompatible ingredients, you will probably be able to use this product to improve your hands. However, we will need to ask you some questions and examine your hands before we perform your injections.
Talking About Your Hands
In particular, we are likely to ask you about any medical issues or conditions that affect this part of your body. For example, you will need to tell us if you have experienced hand injuries in the past or if you have a history of developing raised scars on your hands. In addition, you’ll need to tell us if you have ever received a dermal filler in your hands.
Reviewing Your Medical Background
In addition to medical issues that affect your hands, other health problems can interfere with your ability to get this treatment. In particular, you cannot use this product if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in the rejuvenating solution. Further, you’ll need to inform us if you have any bleeding issues or if you have a history of herpes.
What Will Happen During the Injection Process?
We will start the process of renewing your hands by talking about your cosmetic goals and reviewing your medical background.
Preparing Your Hands
If we determine that you are a good candidate for this filler, we will gently clean your hands.
Administering the Injections
Once your hands are clean, we will use a very small needle to inject the product into each of your hands. Since your hands are unique, the amount of injectable product that you receive will vary.
Completing Your Appointment
After we have finished injecting the product, we may gently massage your hands. This extra step will help the filler restore lost volume to your hands and ensure that the product is evenly distributed throughout your tissues. Once we have finished massaging your hands, you’ll be able to leave our office and drive back to your home or workplace. It usually only takes about 20 minutes to complete the injection process.
Although you don’t need to take time off from your job after you get your injections, we will instruct you to make a few changes to your usual routine. During the next 24 hours, you shouldn’t go on a run, take a challenging exercise class, or do other rigorous physical activities. In addition, you should avoid going on long hikes or doing other activities that will expose your hands to intense sunlight during this time.
How Quickly Will My Hands Improve?
This dermal filler is able to create very quick changes in your hands. After you get your injections, you will notice an immediate improvement in the fullness of your hands. During the next couple of weeks, the calcium microspheres in this product will cause the amount of collagen in this part of your body to increase. As the collagen in these tissues improves, your hands will continue to look fuller and smoother.
How Long Will the Changes in My Hands Last?
This dermal filler is designed to last for a very long time. Since this product improves your hands by increasing your body’s ability to create collagen, the changes in your appearance are likely to last for more than a year. In fact, the new fullness in your hands may last for 12 to 18 months after you get your injections.
After this period, your hands will gradually lose volume, and your veins, tendons, and other imperfections will become more visible. If you would like to fix these issues, you can receive additional injections from the Kagan Institute.
Will I Need to Tell My Doctor That I’ve Received This Treatment?
The calcium microspheres that are contained in this injectable product can affect the results of certain medical tests. In particular, these microspheres will be visible on CT Scans and X-rays.
Receiving this treatment will not prevent you from using these important diagnostic tools to protect your health. However, you should tell your medical provider about your injectable treatment before you get an X-ray or CT Scan. This information will help your medical provider interpret the results of your tests.
Can I Use This Filler to Achieve Other Cosmetic Objectives?
In addition to renewing the appearance of your hands, we can use this dermal filler to correct lines and imperfections that appear on your face. For example, this product is very good at minimizing folds that develop around your nose.
Can I Use Other Dermal Fillers to Improve My Appearance?
We can use many different types of dermal fillers to improve your nose, cheeks, and other parts of your body.
Fillers for Your Nose
You don’t have to receive an invasive procedure to improve the appearance of your nose. If you have bumps on your nose, we can use fillers from the Juvederm collection to make these imperfections less noticeable. In addition, fillers can temporarily lift the tip of your nose and make this facial feature look less droopy. This type of nose enhancement is much less expensive than a rhinoplasty.
It will only take us a couple of minutes to use fillers to reshape your nose. Further, instead of waiting months to see the final changes in your nose, you will be able to fix your imperfections very quickly. Injecting fillers into your skin will not impair your breathing or cause you to develop visible scars on your nose.
Fillers for Your Lips
In addition to improving your nose, dermal fillers can be used to dramatically improve the shape and size of your lips. Since your lips are a flexible, mobile part of your body, we will use dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid to improve your mouth.
For example, there are several dermal fillers in the Juvederm collection that are specifically designed to improve this facial feature. In addition to plumping your lips, we can use these dermal fillers to remove smile lines from your face. Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC are flexible fillers that can be used to enhance your lips. Since these fillers contain an anesthetic called lidocaine, your lip injections will be very comfortable.
Fillers for Your Cheeks
Dermal fillers are often used to plump and lift sagging or hollow cheeks. Dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma will add natural-looking volume to the middle of your face. Since we will use local anesthesia during your cheek fillers, you will be able to relax during the injection process. We can also use special injection methods to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout your appointment.
Add Volume to Your Hands
Losing fat and developing visible veins on your hands will cause you to look older than you really are. If you would like to renew the appearance of your hands, you should consider getting Radiesse injections. To learn more about this hand rejuvenation treatment, contact us at the Kagan Institute in Encino, California and Los Angeles, California to set up an initial meeting with one of our aesthetic experts.