If you’ve spent extra attention trying to improve the appearance of your skin on the face, you may have neglected your hands, and now do you want to turn back the clock. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, we have a way for you to do just that with Radiesse. This dermal filler can provide you with the hand rejuvenation you need to restore youth to the hands and so that they look younger and you feel more confident.
How Long Do Hand Rejuvenation Fillers Last?
When you choose a dermal filler like Radiesse to rejuvenate the appearance of your hands, you can expect your results to last anywhere from 18 to 24 months. That’s one and a half to two years of restored youth in your hands. As soon as you notice a change in the appearance of the skin on your hands after initial treatment, all you need to do is schedule a follow-up appointment to receive additional injections in the area.
What Causes Aging Skin on the Hands?
The skin on your hands is very thin. With the aging process comes a change in the fat distribution beneath the skin, and those fat distribution changes affect the hands as well as the face and other body areas. When your hands have less fat, they begin to look older as tendons, bones, and veins become more visible.
The Aging Process and Lifestyle
The beginning signs of aging on the hands can affect individuals in their 20s and 30s, and by the time they reach their 50s, their hands can make them feel older than they are and extremely self-conscious.
Your hands endure a lot of wear and tear over the years, especially if you work in a profession that requires you to use your hands or if you are a mother of children and have spent years washing dishes giving baths, and constantly drying out the skin, all of which can lead to the signs of aging.
The aging process isn’t the only factor that causes your hands to look aged. Sun exposure throughout your lifetime does cause an acceleration of the aging process, especially to the skin on the hands.
Not many people are in the habit of applying sunscreen to their hands each day, and those who do will reap the benefits as they age, but those who haven’t need a different solution. Not only does volume loss begin to affect the hands, but age spots and hyperpigmentation can begin to define the skin on the hands.
Ways To Maintain and Extend Your Results
While you will get long-lasting results thanks to this effective dermal filler, there is a way to improve your results and make your skin look as beautiful and youthful as possible.
Treat Your Hands Like Your Face
If you gave your hands even half of the care and attention that you give the skin on your face, you would see a significant improvement in their appearance. Using high-quality, professional-grade products on your hands can go a long way in helping maintain youth and improving skin health in this area. A vitamin C serum, an anti-aging moisturizer, and the daily application of high-quality sunscreen will help transform your skin and make it remain youthful.
Practice Sun Safety
The sun is the number one cause of premature aging, and while many people make it a habit to ensure that their face is protected from the sun, they often neglect their hands. If you make it a habit of applying sunscreen to your hands day in and day out, you will see an improvement in the appearance of your hands.
In addition, when you are driving, your hands are constantly exposed to the sun’s rays. This is even more of a reason to use diligence in applying sunscreen each day to your hands, whether it’s sunny out or overcast. The sun’s rays will still shine through a cloudy sky, so don’t be deceived into thinking that a cloudy day provides you with protection from the sun because it will not.
Schedule Regular Manicures
Regular manicures can also help keep the skin on your hands looking youthful and healthy. Not only will your nails look groomed and clean, but you will get a massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment for your hands that will help you not only feel pampered but allow you to invest in the health and quality of your skin.
Radiesse: A Natural Way To Restore Youth to the Hands
Radiesse is a dermal filler designed to restore volume below the skin’s surface, increase collagen production, and deliver long-lasting, natural-looking results. This dermal filler will not only help restore volume and erase the signs of aging in specific treatment areas, but it helps deliver natural results by stimulating collagen production. The primary ingredients in this filler are calcium-based microspheres that are held within water-based gel form.
How Does It Work?
When Radiesse is injected below the skin’s surface on the hands, it helps plump the skin, delivering immediate results. This form of hand rejuvenation also works in the long term to increase collagen and elastin production in the areas so that you achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results. It also helps supports the foundation of the skin with increased collagen.
Over time, the microspheres and the gel will be absorbed by the body, but the signs of aging will be less visible in your treatment area because of the increased collagen.
A Fast-Acting Filler
When injected into the hands, the microspheres in this dermal filler provide instant volume and fill in the areas between the veins and tendons. This filling effect delivers instantaneous youthful-looking results, and your aged hands suddenly look more like the hands of your younger years.
What Can Radiesse Treat?
Radiesse can change erase the signs of aging in both the face and the hands. When used in the face, it can help treat and improve the appearance of areas that have suffered from volume loss due to the aging process.
What Are the Benefits of Radiesse?
Radiesse offers many different benefits to those who choose to use it to restore youth to their hands. The formulation of this particular dermal filler delivers natural-looking results, which will prevent anyone from thinking that you underwent any treatment to improve the appearance of your hands. Additionally, this dermal filler will deliver the longest-lasting results of any other collagen-stimulating filler on the beauty market today.
Happens During a Treatment Session?
Once you undergo an initial consultation with one of our experts and we confirm that you are a candidate for Radiesse, we will schedule your injection appointment. When you arrive, your hands should be clean, free of any product or creams. Your injector will clean the treatment areas as needed and then make the necessary injections in your hands as predetermined during your consultation.
You will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your hand. Once your appointment is over, your injector will provide you with a list of aftercare instructions so that you can achieve the best results possible post-treatment.
What Do Injections in the Hands Feel Like?
One of the benefits of this particular dermal filler is that it contains lidocaine. When lidocaine is added to a dermal filler, it makes the injection process virtually painless. Not only does it help promote comfort during the injection process, but it helps the area maintain comfort afterward as well. Knowing that this treatment consists of a virtually painless injection process can help you feel relaxed and confident walking into your appointment.
Can I Combine Radiesse With Other Hand Rejuvenation Treatments?
At our office, we can address the appearance of your hands on multiple levels. We can use Radiesse to restore volume and youth to the hands on a foundational level by treating aging from the inside out. We can also address the visible exterior layer of your skin called the epidermis and perform rejuvenating treatments to improve sun damage, light and age spots, and promote skin health.
If brown spots have come to define the appearance of your hands, we can use liquid nitrogen to lighten those spots. Additionally, we can combine other treatments with Radiesse to provide hand rejuvenation, including bleaching creams, Intense Pulsed Light Treatments, and chemical peels based on your needs and ultimate goals.
Maintaining Your Results
It’s important to note that once you undergo any of these in-office treatments to improve the skin on your hands, you will need to be diligent in applying sunscreen each day to maintain your results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for hand rejuvenating fillers are those who are unhappy with the appearance of their hands and want to restore youth to the area. If you want to restore youth to your hands, this dermal filler provides you with the perfect solution to do so and will give you long-lasting results so you can enjoy youthful hands for up to two years at a time.
The Ideal Candidate
Most patients seek out this treatment over the age of 35 but age is not a determining factor in when you should receive dermal fillers to treat your hands. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your hands, you most likely qualify as a candidate.
Additionally, ideal candidates will not have any allergies to the ingredients in the filler. They also should not have an active skin infection and are not pregnant or nursing. Another important qualifier for treatment involves having realistic expectations.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
It is important to note that this filler cannot improve severe wrinkles and skin laxity. However, during an initial consultation with one of our experts, we will analyze the condition of your hands, discuss your goals, explain the type of results that you can expect.
We will also review your health history, ensure that you are not allergic to any of the filler ingredients, and confirm then you are an ideal treatment candidate. Then we can move forward with customizing your treatment plan to help you achieve the kind of results you may have never thought possible.
Restore Youth to Your Hands
There’s no way to hide your hands. They are always visible, and aside from wearing gloves every day, which is not socially acceptable nor realistic, you need a solution to help restore your confidence in the appearance of your hands. If you are ready to transform your hands from aged-looking to youthful, we can help. Contact us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, today to schedule your initial consultation to see if Radiesse is right for you.