Hands like the face and neck give away our age. When people think about cosmetic treatments and skin rejuvenation, the hands are sometimes forgotten. The hands are constantly exposed to sun exposure and environmental elements, just like the face and neck, making hand wrinkles and lack of hand volume very common. Dermal fillers in Kelowna are a minimally invasive treatment for hand rejuvenation and there are many benefits that you can expect from your hand dermal filler treatment!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable that treat age-related volume loss and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and deeper facial lines and folds like nasolabial folds and smile lines. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the most popular type of injectable dermal fillers. Other dermal fillers are made from substances like poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite to stimulate further collagen production. At Cerulean Medical Institute, we use highly effective Radiesse for beautiful hand restoration and rejuvenation.
Radiesse Dermal Filler
Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), a naturally occurring substance in the human body. CaHA stimulates the new growth of collagen and elastin, proteins in the skin that gives it firm texture and elasticity. By replenishing lost collagen and elastin, the skin is lifted and tightened to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and improve age-related volume loss. Increased collagen and elastin production in the skin also turns back the clock on the skin’s aging process for longer lasting results! Radiesse is also used in facial volume restoration, jaw sculpting, horizontal neck lines, saggy arms and thighs, etc.
Dermal Filler for the Hands
Dermal fillers are most commonly used on the face, but they can be just as beneficial for hand rejuvenation. These soft tissue fillers are injected with a sterile cannula into the back of the hands. Patients generally find the hand dermal filler procedure to be comfortable. Dermal filler injections by Dr. Chetty are precise and meticulous and only take a few minutes, and no downtime is required.
Benefits of Dermal Filler for the Hands
There are many benefits of dermal fillers for the hands, including:
1. Plump Thin Skin
Natural skin aging often leads to thin or crepey skin on the hands that can have an unpleasant appearance and make you look older than you are. Dermal fillers restore volume loss and create healthy looking, plumper skin without a thin, atrophic or translucent look.
2. Smooth Wrinkles
Wrinkles on the backs of the hands are especially common as we age. Dermal fillers have earned their name because they literally fill in fine lines and wrinkles. They also soften wrinkles by plumping the surrounding skin and replenishing lost volume.
3. Improved Appearance of Veins and Tendons
Some people are born with prominent hand veins and tendons. Veins might also become more prominent as the skin thins. By plumping thinning skin, these veins and tendons are covered up, giving the hands a smoother appearance.
4. More Youthful Appearance
Your hands are constantly exposed to the sun and other environmental factors that cause skin aging. Frequent sun exposure breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin as well as surface skin cells. The breakdown of proteins and tissues is what leads to wrinkling and volume loss. Dermal fillers can replenish lost collagen and restore volume to rejuvenate your skin’s texture and brighten it’s complexion for a more youthful appearance.
5. Increased Confidence
The hands are just as visible as the face and wrinkling or signs of aging can cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance. When you receive hand dermal fillers, you can boost your confidence to focus on enjoying the activities you love!
6. Minimal Downtime
Radiesse injections require virtually no downtime. Mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness around the injection sites can occur, however these effects will only last a few days. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
7. Long-Lasting Results
Radiesse hand results can last up to one year once fully developed. Although you will immediately see some improvement, it can take a few weeks to see the full results as new collagen is replenished.
Who Can Receive Hand Dermal Fillers?
Since Radiesse utilizes biocompatible CaHA, all patients can benefit from Radiesse hand treatment. As long as you do not have an active skin infection, are not taking blood thinners, and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you are likely a great candidate for hand dermal fillers! Keep in mind that Radiesse does contain a numbing agent called lidocaine which provides added comfort.
Additional Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
Radiesse specifically targets skin thinning, sagging and wrinkles but other treatments like lasers and chemical peels can be used for additional rejuvenation. Sun spots, age spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation (irregular skin tone) can be targeted with non-invasive laser treatments. Chemical peels exfoliate the skin and peel away dead skin cells to treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and rough skin texture.
Microneedling is another collagen-building treatment that can be considered for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity. This treatment uses tiny needles to puncture the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and the production of new collagen.
Botox is another useful treatment option for the hands. If you have excessive hand sweating or palmar hyperhidrosis, Botox can temporarily help to decrease sweating in your hands, preventing the embarrassing symptoms of this condition.
Ask Dr. Chetty about these treatments at your consultation and we will be happy to create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Schedule a Consultation
At Cerulean Medical Institute, we strive to help you achieve all your cosmetic goals with specialized cosmetic treatments like hand dermal fillers, Botox, lasers, etc. Schedule your hand dermal filler consultation by calling our Kelowna skincare clinic today on (778) 760-5050 for softer, smoother more youthful looking hands.