No matter how flawless the complexion or tight the body, there is one overlooked area that can give away the true age: the hands. Over time, a loss of volume in the hands can leave skin looking thin and wrinkled, often revealing unsightly tendons and veins. Weight loss, illness, genetics, and the normal aging process can deplete important fatty tissue along the back of the hands, leaving them unsightly. To combat these changes, Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is excited to bring his patients Radiesse for the hands.
Radiesse for the Hands:
Radiesse is the first and only dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the correction of volume loss in the hand. The opaque dermal filler is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) molecules, suspended in a water-based gel. While recently approved for the hands, Radiesse has been used for years to plump facial tissues, smoothing wrinkles and restore areas with depleted volume; sculpting the cheeks and jawline.
Radiesse for the Hands:
- Is a quick treatment, taking less than 30 minutes
- Restores a youthful, healthy appearance to the hands
- Can last up to one full year
- Is FDA-approved as safe and effective
The Ideal Candidate for Radiesse:
The ideal candidate for Radiesse can be a man or woman, experiencing a loss of volume across the back of their hands. Prospective patients should be in generally good health, and understand the Radiesse procedure, as well as any potential side effects from treatment. Those with an active infection, bleeding disorder, or unrealistic expectations may be asked to postpone their Radiesse treatment.
The Radiesse for Hands Consultation:
Prior to treatment, each patient will have a private Radiesse consultation with Dr. Rubinstein. At this time, he will discuss the Radiesse procedure at length, and perform a physical evaluation of the hands. Finally, if it is determined that Radiesse is the best procedure to restore diminishing tissue volume in the hands, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
The Radiesse Procedure:
Each Radiesse for the hands session will take less than half an hour in Dr. Rubinstein’s office. Performed in a private treatment room, the Radiesse injections can cause mild to moderate discomfort. However, a local anesthetic can be used before the injections, for added patient ease. Once in position, the provider will use a very small needle to apply several injections of Radiesse to the targeted area along the back of the hand.
What to Expect After the Radiesse Treatment:
It is not uncommon for patients to note redness, minor bruising, and mild swelling after receiving Radiesse for the hands. These issues should resolve on their own over the following one to two weeks. There is no downtime required after a Radiesse treatment to the hands, so normal activities may resume that same day, However, it is suggested that patients rest their hands for the first 24 hours, in order to reduce the incidence of swelling. The benefits of Radiesse are immediate, and can last up to one year.
Radiesse for the hands can be performed alone, or used in conjunction with additional treatments, such as the fat transfer, for optimal results. In addition to its indication for use in the hands, Radiesse can be used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and to provide additional volume along the cheeks.
Potential Complications with Radiesse:
Radiesse is considered a safe and effective way to restore smooth, youthful hands. There are few complications associated with the dermal filler, but as with all treatments, there is always a small chance for bleeding, nerve damage, scarring, and infection. Patients are encouraged to only choose an experienced Radiesse provider for treatment, guaranteeing the best possible results with the lowest chance for complications.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is double Board Certified and has more than 20 years of experience. His extensive work in restorative procedures for the face ensures every patient will have the safest and most satisfying procedure available today. Additionally, Dr. Rubinstein is a certified Radiesse injector. This designation is awarded to those providers who have completed an extensive, specified training in the aesthetic treatment of the hands and fingers.
Radiesse for the Hands at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC:
If you are ready to restore a youthful appearance to your aging hands, schedule a Radiesse consultation appointment with Dr. Rubinstein. Call our Newburgh office at 845.863.1772 for more information.
Radiesse for Hands FAQ:
How does Radiesse improve the appearance of aging hands?
Radiesse is the first and only dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration to restore volume to the hands. The filler is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA); the large molecules safely and immediately add volume to the tissues to provide smooth, natural looking results. Additionally, Radiesse triggers the body’s own collagen production, providing long lasting benefits.
When will I begin to see results from Radiesse for the hands?
After a quick, in-office treatment, the volumizing effect of Radiesse will be immediately noticeable.
How long do the benefits of Radiesse last on the hands?
The results from one Radiesse treatment can benefit the hands for up to one year.
What are the most common side effects with Radiesse?
The most common side effects of Radiesse are mild swelling, pain, redness, and bruising. These will normally fade over the first one to two weeks after treatment.
Is this the same Radiesse that is used to treat wrinkles and volume loss in the face?
Yes; Radiesse has been a trusted option for restoring volume in the cheeks, under the eyes, and along the jawline for close to ten years.