While most women and men spend a considerable amount of time caring for their faces and bodies, many of these individuals neglect their hands which are particularly vulnerable to decreased collagen and elasticity.
The fact that patients have historically had few options for hand rejuvenation has also contributed to this oversight.
However, as more individuals realize that skeletal or sun-damaged hands can quickly reveal their age, there has not only been a greater demand, but also availability of treatments for the backs of hands.
In fact, hand fillers have become an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment, especially among women over 35 that believe that their hands don’t match their smooth and radiant faces.
Keep reading to learn why patients should consider having hand fillers and what they can expect should they decide to undergo treatment.
Hand Fillers – What Are They?
Hand filers are a non-surgical, injectable treatment that restores lost volume and combats signs of aging on the backs of hands.
Which Fillers Are FDA-Approved for Hand Rejuvenation?
Currently, two dermal fillers have been FDA-approved to correct age-related volume loss on the back of the hands.
The first product is Radiesse, which is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite–a component found in bone and teeth. Not only does this hand filler add volume, but is also conceals visible veins and tendons thanks to its color and opacity.
On the other hand, Restylane Lyft is made of a hyaluronic acid gel and has been used to improve facial fullness and contours for a number of years.
The FDA recently cleared Restylane Lyft for hand rejuvenation based on data demonstrating its ability to add volume and increase skin thickness and elasticity for natural results.
How Is the Treatment Performed?
Hand fillers are a quick and painless procedure that provides immediate plumping and revitalization. It can be performed in 15-20 minutes and involves:
1. Photographing the backs of hands.
2. Cleansing the injection sites and applying a topical anesthetic.
3. Administering the selected hand filler as a series of injections placed in between the fingers.
Post-treatment, patients can resume all normal activities and look forward to up to six months of softer, fuller hands that are in balance with the rest of their appearance.
If you are considering hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers in Washington DC, please call DC Derm Docs today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly-skilled and talented injectors.