Have you noticed that the tendons and veins in your hands have become more visible? This happens to almost all of us after our late 20s or early 30s. Collagen loss is one of the biggest factors that cause our hands to look aged. Fortunately, there is a highly effective treatment that can actually encourage our bodies to produce more collagen: Radiesse. This dermal filler can be used in several places. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, we find it to be especially effective at achieving more youthful-looking hands.
How Does Radiesse Build Collagen?
This treatment works by supporting your body’s natural ability to produce collagen. Having an abundance of this protein can help reduce wrinkles, maintain volume, and improve other signs of aging. For hands, this means a smoother texture and a younger appearance. When you receive this treatment, the ingredients plump up your skin and create places that are optimal sites for collagen to grow.
Supports Smooth Skin, Volume, and Healing
Why is collagen so important to maintaining a youthful look? The answer is in the way it renews your cells and maintains the elasticity of your skin. Collagen also provides volume by supporting the structure of your tissue. It comes into play when damage occurs, helping your body restore itself. Unfortunately, significant collagen loss is something that happens to us as we get older.
Helps Restore Collagen Levels
When we start losing this versatile protein, our skin begins to show the signs of aging: sagging in places, thinning out, and developing wrinkles. In the case of your hands, your veins and tendons will start to show more prominently. This treatment works in the deep layers of the skin to promote the growth of new collagen. By doing so, it can take years off the appearance of your hands.
Contains CaHA Microspheres That Support Collagen Growth
This treatment uses a gel that is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres. The components of CaHA are hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. When injected into the lower layers of your skin, they act as scaffolds to support it, creating places where new collagen can be produced. When you get this treatment, chemistry meets anatomy and cosmetics to deliver amazing results.
Provides Rejuvenating Effects for Up to 2 Years
One of the reasons many patients love this treatment is that it is long-lasting. You will enjoy immediate results because the gel physically plumps up your skin. Eventually, the CaHA is absorbed by your body, but the collagen it helped to create remains for much longer. As a result, you can continue to enjoy a naturally youthful appearance long after the product has worn off. Most patients see the effects for a minimum of 18 months. Many people report that the benefits last as long as two years.
Why Is It So Important to Address Signs of Aging in the Hands?
This treatment is especially popular for hand rejuvenation because it can effectively improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Like your face, your hands are frequently exposed to the elements.
Hands Age Faster Than Other Areas
Did you know that sun damage is responsible for 80-90% of premature aging? The reason is that UV rays break down collagen and natural fillers like hyaluronic acid. They also send our melanin production into overdrive, which results in sun spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. The negative effects of the sun can be delayed, meaning that they can continue to accumulate even if you started being more careful about using SPF years ago.
The sun tends to affect our hands more than other areas because they are not covered by clothing. That’s why, if you compare the skin on your hands to the underside of your arms, you will notice a big difference. Your hands are especially susceptible to sun damage if you spend a lot of time driving. Additionally, many people don’t remember to use SPF on their hands as often as they apply it to their faces. For all of these reasons, your hands could appear more aged than the rest of your body, including your face.
Collagen-Loss in the Hands Leads to Prominent Veins and Tendons
When our hands loose collage and lipids, the skin there becomes thinner. As a result, your veins and tendons will appear larger and darker. Since hands peek out of clothing all the time, this effect is noticeable. Fortunately, hand rejuvenation with Radiesse can restore your volume and diminish the appearance of veins and tendons.
The Benefits of Radiesse
It Works Where It Is Needed
When you choose this treatment, we inject the gel directly into your problem areas. Unlike topical creams and treatments that only work on the surface, it provides volume and collagen growth deep within your skin, where the most powerful healing can occur. Have you ever wondered why most creams don’t contain collagen? The answer is that the molecules are too large to permeate the skin barrier. With this treatment, you can enjoy natural collagen production by targeting the lower layers of your skin.
It Physically Lifts Your Skin
Dermal fillers like this treatment are unique in that they can improve the volume of your skin. They outperform other treatments that don’t provide any lift. When we administer this treatment, the gel physically plumps up areas that have thinned out. This makes it especially effective on moderate and advanced wrinkles. In the case of your hands, giving a lift to the areas around your veins and tendons is the only way to smooth out the surface.
It Shows Results Immediately
It can take years for sun damage to show up on your hands, but fortunately, this solution works fast. You will see plumper, more volumized skin immediately after you get your injections. Over the next few days, your body will increase its collagen production. You will enjoy the full effects after only one week. Plus, you don’t need to come in for multiple sessions to get the maximum results.
It’s Incredibly Long-Lasting
This treatment is one of the most lasting ways to improve your appearance. After only one appointment, you will experience the benefits for 18-24 months. This is because the injections work in two ways. First, they physically plump up your skin. Second, they promote the production of natural collagen, which stays in your body longer than the gel itself. That way, your body can actually continue the rejuvenating process that this treatment starts.
It’s Easy to Renew Injections
Most people love the effects of this treatment and want to maintain them. Doing so is easy. Just schedule a new appointment with us when the results start to recede. Some other treatments need to be repeated every month, but these injections last for over a year. They are convenient as an ongoing form of rejuvenation because you will only have to come in every 18-24 months.
It’s Fast and Straightforward
This treatment is so fast and comfortable, you can even schedule it on your lunch break. There isn’t much you need to do to get ready for your appointment. Just let us know which medications you usually take and what topical products you use. We might request that you discontinue some of them for a few days prior to your treatment.
When you come in, the injections only take about 15 minutes. They are formulated with lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that allows you to avoid any discomfort. Once they are done, you don’t need to spend any time recovering in the office or schedule any downtime. You can go back to your normal routine immediately.
It’s Safe and FDA-Approved
This treatment is safe for all skin types and has been approved by the FDA since 2006. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from its rejuvenating qualities.
It’s Great for Nearly Everyone
This treatment is an excellent option for most generally healthy people. It can help individuals from a wide range of ages. Our patients include people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. These injections work well for both men and women, and they are safe for all skin types.
It Does Not Require Surgery
One of the reasons why this treatment is so gentle is that it does not require surgery. While it is much more effective than most topical creams, it does not rely on highly invasive measures. Instead, it utilizes an advanced understanding of how our skin maintains its shape and how CaHA can stimulate the production of collagen. You get all pros and virtually no cons with this treatment.
It Works Well In Combination With Other Treatments
Your hands will show the signs of aging in multiple ways including:
- Volume loss
- Prominent veins and tendons
- Sun spots
- Uneven texture
If you want to address sun spots in addition to volume loss, we recommend cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) for age spots and Obagi Sunfader. Doing these treatments in combination with Radiesse will give you comprehensive renewal that targets all the most common forms of sun damage.
It Delivers Highly Noticeable Results
Are you tired of applying over-the-counter creams that have little to no effect? These solutions are frustrating, and they are certainly not cost-effective. This treatment can have a real effect on the appearance of your hands. You will notice the smoothing, volumizing results instantly.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about this treatment, schedule a consultation with us. We would love to discuss your concerns and tell you about your treatment options in person. When you come into our practice, we will show you around and examine your skin. You can ask us any questions you still have. Together, we will choose the best plan for your skin rejuvenation.
Boost Your Collagen With Radiesse
Our natural level of collagen declines significantly as we get older, but our bodies are always capable of producing more. If you feel like it’s time for a little rejuvenation, this treatment can help. With its volumizing gel and calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres, it will put your natural ability to maintain your appearance back on track. Since it works with the capabilities of your body, it outlasts many other methods. You can enjoy up to two years of fewer wrinkles, plumper skin, and higher levels of collagen.
To learn more about this treatment, contact us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. Our treatments can give you the smooth, radiant skin you deserve at any age.