Now FDA Approved – RADIESSE for the Hands!
RADIESSE is the first and only filler indicated to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.*
While the face is the number one indicator of age the hands are second.
Even after providing a more youthful appearance of the face, your age can easily be given away by the appearance of your hands.*
What will RADIESSE® accomplish?
It will temporarily provide fullness to the back of the hands.*
How long do treatment effects last?
Treatment effects will differ for each person. In a clinical study, 113 patients were injected with no more than 3.0 mL of RADIESSE® on the back of each hand. The average injection was 2.5 mL per hand. After 6 months from the initial injection, patients were given the opportunity to have a second treatment of RADIESSE®. In general, the amount of the second injection was significantly less than the first treatment (average of 1.6 mL per hand).The effectiveness of RADIESSE on correcting volume loss in the hands was evaluated by a 5 point scale that ranged from 0-4. In this scale, 0 is described as “no loss of fatty tissue, no visibility of veins or tendons” and 4 is described as “a very severe loss of fatty tissue and marked visibility of veins and tendons.”*
The results of the study showed that RADIESSE® was effective in correcting volume loss in the hands.*
What are some benefits of RADIESSE that have been shown in clinical studies?
RADIESSE® has been shown to improve the appearance of the hands by adding fullness to the back of the hands, as reported by both patients and doctors.*
Do the injections hurt?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the procedure. RADIESSE® is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. You and your doctor may also decide to numb the treatment area with a topical or injected anesthetic to reduce your discomfort.*
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
Note that each doctor may have a different process for assessing and treating patients. The following is an example of what you would experience with a typical procedure:
Your doctor will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment. You can use the space at the end of this guide to write down your questions before you see your doctor.*
Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history.
Remove all jewelry such as rings before injection. Do not put on jewelry until your hands are no longer swollen.
Your doctor will clean the area where the injections will be given.
You and your doctor will determine if a topical or local anesthetic is needed.
Your doctor will inject small amounts of RADIESSE® into the skin in multiple areas across the back of your hand using a thin needle until you have received the desired correction.
Your doctor may gently massage the treatment area to ensure the product is evenly distributed.
Your doctor may periodically apply an ice pack to the treatment area to help reduce swelling.
Your doctor will give you specific after-treatment care instructions.
How many treatments are required to get the look I want?
The number of treatments required to get the look you want depends on your hands and your personal treatment plan. Your doctor will decide with you the number of treatment sessions you will need and the amount of RADIESSE® you will need at each treatment session. A touch-up treatment may be required to get the desired outcome.*
What is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands, and for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).*
RADIESSE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Who should not use RADIESSE?
You should not use RADIESSE if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the most important information I should know about RADIESSE?
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.*
What should I tell my doctor before taking RADIESSE?
Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you will experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand, if you have a history forming large, raised scars or if you have had any other skin treatments such as skin peels.*
What are the most common adverse events with RADIESSE?
Serious adverse events seen with Radiesse include tissue damage, allergic reaction, swelling and infection.*
The most common adverse events when RADIESSE is used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects.The most common adverse events when RADIESSE is used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects. These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.*
*The information on this website is not an alternative to medical advice from your regular physician. Our health advice is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment; consult your regular physician. This site is for educational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with your doctor before receiving treatment. The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary.