Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation

Dr. Paul M. Graham

In this brief procedural video, I will demonstrate how to effectively improve the appearance of the dorsal hands with Radiesse® filler, providing complete hand rejuvenation.

Radiesse-201x300.jpgRadiesse® is a synthetic semi-permenant filler used to correct fine lines/wrinkles on the face and volume-loss on the back of the hands. This product was developed by Merz Aesthetics and was FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles of the face in December 2006. In June 2015, the FDA approved Radiesse® for the treatment of hand aging and volume-loss in June 2015.

Radiesse® is made of a calcium product called calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel matrix composed of carboxymethylcellulose. This filler functions to form a structural support lattice network to facilitate production of new collagen and elastic fibers. Therefore, this product directly stimulates the body to produce it’s own natural collagen and elastin fibers, contributing to a more youthful and volumized appearance of the skin over time.

Materials Used:

  • Topical lidocaine anesthetic
  • 2 syringes of Radiesse® filler each mixed with 1cc of 1% plain lidocaine
  • 27g 1.5 inch blunt-tipped cannula
  • 25g trochar needle
  • Two 3cc syringes
  • 1 syringe mixing adapter
  • 4 Alcohol swabs

 

Before and after photos taken prior to the procedure and 72 hours afterwards.

Before and After.png

 Photo Credit: OUBeauty.com, Merz Aesthetics

References:

  1. Jacovella PF. Use of calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®) for facial augmentation. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2008;3(1):161-174.

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Published by Dr. Paul M. Graham

Paul M. Graham, D.O. (Founder/Editor-in-chief) founded Dimensional Dermatology in May 2016 with the vision to provide concise, easy to read, up-to-date dermatology and aesthetic medicine information to patients, medical staff, providers, and the general public. Dr. Graham is currently completing his training as a cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellow in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the McDaniel Laser and Cosmetic Center. He completed his dermatology training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and was a clinical instructor at Michigan State University. He received his B.S. degree as Summa Cum Laude at Old Dominion University, his D.O. degree as Cum Laude at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida as chief intern, and completed his dermatology residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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