Have you noticed wrinkles and fine lines rapidly developing on your hands? As you age, areas with thin, delicate skin are often the first to develop signs of aging. While this is apparent on the face and neck, it is also significant on the tops of your hands.
Certain lotions and creams claim to reduce age-related changes on the hands, but they deliver minimal results. Is there a more effective way to get younger-looking hands?
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, offers a treatment called Radiesse hand rejuvenation. Radiesse works beneath the skin’s surface to resolve age-related changes like fine lines, wrinkles, and looseness. Read on to learn more about Radiesse and how it works.
The Dynamics Behind Fine Lines and Wrinkles
While fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss are all common signs of aging, most people don’t know why they occur. These signs of aging result from various natural occurrences within the skin.
As you age, your skin produces less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These are essential components that help keep skin looking smooth, tight, and youthful.
When collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are decreased within your skin, age-related changes begin to manifest. Skin becomes lax, allowing wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Volume decreases beneath the skin, leading to sagging or looseness.
These signs of aging are most notable on the hands, face, and neck, where the skin is very thin and delicate. This makes it more vulnerable to age-related changes.
Hands are often the first area of the body where signs of aging become obvious. For some people, wrinkles and fine lines can begin to develop on their hands as early as their 20s and continue to progress over the years.
What Is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a cosmetic injectable that is specifically designed to address age-related changes on the hands. Radiesse is a dermal filler, which means it adds subtle volume beneath the skin.
These injectables also stimulate new collagen and elastin production, which resolves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The combined effects of increased volume and collagen production lead to smoother, younger-looking hands.
Common Questions About Radiesse for Hands
Are you new to Radiesse injections? If you’re interested in Radiesse hand rejuvenation, you can learn more by checking out these frequently asked questions.
Who Is a Candidate for Radiesse Treatment?
Candidates for Radiesse are patients struggling with age-related changes in their hands. Most of these clients are 40 years old and up. It is around this age that collagen and elastin decline leads to signs of aging in your hands. This includes wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume.
If you have any of these age-related changes in your hands, you may qualify for Radiesse treatment.
Do I Need a Consultation Before I Can Get Radiesse?
You must have a consultation appointment before receiving Radiesse treatment. During your consultation appointment, we will examine your hands and evaluate the age-related changes. This is to ensure that Radiesse is the right course of action to meet your needs.
What Can I Expect During a Radiesse Session?
Your Radiesse session will begin by reviewing the procedure and going over what your aesthetic goals are. This will initially be done during your consultation, but it will be repeated prior to your session to ensure that you understand the treatment.
Once the procedure has been fully explained, you will be able to sit down and relax while we administer your injections. We apply a topical anesthetic to the skin on your hands to allow for increased comfort.
When this has taken effect, we will use a marker to mark various areas around the hands. These marks will indicate where your injections are going to be placed.
After marking the skin, we gently administer your Radiesse injections into the skin on your hand. This entire process takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Once finished, you can return home, as Radiesse is an outpatient procedure.
Should I Avoid Anything After My Radiesse Treatment?
Radiesse is a simple, non-surgical treatment. You will not need any downtime or recovery time after your session. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after their Radiesse session.
The only recommendation is that you do not apply direct or prolonged pressure to the tops of your hands for two to three days after treatment.
Do I Need More than One Radiesse Session?
You do not need multiple Radiesse sessions to see results. Your results will begin to develop in the days following your first session and continue to develop over time. Most patients see their final Radiesse results about three to four weeks after treatment, as this allows the new collagen and elastin to take effect.
How Long Will My Radiesse Results Last?
Radiesse is a popular treatment because of how long-lasting the results are. While Radiesse is not permanent, the results can last up to two years. Around 18 months after treatment, you may notice age-related changes gradually re-appearing on your hands. To maintain your desired results, you can have Radiesse injections administered again.
Book Your Own Radiesse for Hands Experience
Do you want smoother, younger-looking hands? One of the most effective ways to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the hands is with Radiesse hand rejuvenation. Radiesse will work beneath the surface of your skin to add volume and stimulate new collagen production, helping your hands look years younger.
Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, offers Radiesse for hands. Contact us online or by phone to schedule your Radiesse consultation.