Our hands are part of the way we communicate with the world every single day. We use them to express ourselves, and they are part of the image we project to others. As time goes by our hands begin to show signs of aging and this can affect our self-esteem and lower our confidence when interacting with others.
Being exposed to the elements as well as the damaging effects of UV rays from the sun take their toll on your hands, making them appear to age faster. And the fact that the skin on our hands is even thinner than the skin on our face means that our hands are all that much more sensitive to these environmental stressors. But since more focus is usually put on your face's appearance, hands are often ignored and neglected.
There is no set time in life at which our hands start to age, but eventually, we will all begin to notice our skin beginning to lose volume and appear thinner due to the fatty layer just beneath the skin starting to thin. When this happens the veins and tendons in our hands become more prominent making our hands look even more tired and aged. Even if we take exceptionally good care of our face, people can instantly see the signs of aging in our hands.
How to Help Your Hands Defy Aging
Anti-aging facial treatments are very well known, but have you ever heard of an anti-aging treatment for hands? Radiesse is the first FDA-approved treatment to fight the signs of aging in the hands. This treatment safely and easily adds structure under the skin to restore volume lost due to the aging process. This plumps up the tissues to make your hands appear years younger.
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that consists of a safe gel containing calcium microspheres. When this gel is injected underneath the skin on the back of your hand it causes your body to increase collagen production. This collagen is what adds structure under the skin to plump it up and conceal the tendons and veins that make your hands look aged. The white color of the Radiesse gel also helps to cover the veins to make them less visible.
Radiesse injections are small. Most people only need about a total of 1.5 ccs of the gel injected into multiple locations on each hand. Some may require a little more depending on the level of volume loss. In clinical studies, it was found that only one or two treatments are needed to obtain the best results that were maintained for up to a year.
A Few Things You Should Know
Before you schedule your appointment, there are a few things you should know about Radiesse. While it is a safe and effective treatment approved by the FDA to treat aging hands, no treatment is completely without risk. Some of the more common side effects of Radiesse are itching or redness, small lumps under the skin, bruising, swelling, stiffness, and loss of sensation. These are all temporary and usually resolve independently within 7-14 days. If you have a history of anaphylaxis or have multiple severe allergies, you should not use Radiesse. It should also be avoided by those with bleeding disorders or known sensitivity to any ingredients in the injection.
If you’d like to have smoother, younger-looking hands contact the anti-aging experts at Helen’s Haven today. Give us a call at 808-739-0400 and let us know that you’d like to give Radiesse a try. You can also download our free app on iTunes or Google Play to make scheduling appointments from your mobile device even easier.. We look forward to seeing you soon at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.