Given that hands are routinely ignored when it comes to sunscreen, sun damage plays a big part in the "aging hand" syndrome. Sun exposure over the decades sets up a prolonged cascade of liver spots and brown patches that can keep popping up long after we've learned to stay out of the sun.
Radiesse® Injection Procedure for the Hands
This is a fast, simple procedure that literally converts older-looking hands to younger looking hands in minutes. Although it may appear painful, it's a little more than a quick "prick". Also, added lidocaine temporarily numbs the area. Dr. Hovsepian injects several areas and then spreads the Radiesse® to form a smooth, even surface on the back of the hands.
The procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes to inject both hands. The product is mixed with Lidocaine prior to use so that the nerve endings in the skin are anesthetized. A "bolus" or "ball" of Radiesse® is injected and then massaged into the volume-deficient areas. Because the product is thicker than hyaluronic fillers, it is easily massaged into place, staying in those areas so the skin is smooth and even.
Radiesse® maintains a soft, natural feel and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding skin tissue.
Once integrated into the skin the presence of the Radiesse® microspheres promotes new elastin and collagen production. Part of the long lasting benefits is your own new collagen.