Do your hands give away your age?
There is little doubt that no part of the body will tell the story of your age more readily than your hands. The hands suffer more environmental damage, are exposed to harsh chemicals and often have less protection than the rest of your body. Dryness, poor skin texture, age spots, uneven skin tone, visible veins, fine lines and wrinkles can all add to the general age appearance of your hands.
Want to know a person’s real age? Just look at their hands.
The natural fat cushion that we’re born with under the skin of the hands, begins to lessen in our late twenties and early 30’s. By the time most of us hit 50, all the structures in the hand show up – the tendons, bones and the veins.
Help is at Hand
There are numerous hand rejuvenation techniques available at Cheshire Lasers Clinic, including chemical peels and IPL treatments for age spots, Restylane Vital for deep skin hydration and Radiesse for restoration of volume to reduce the appearance of underlying veins and tendons on the back of the hand.
Radiesse can help to improve ageing hands where loss of fat and thin skin has resulted in a bony appearance and unsightly veins.
What is Radiesse® and how does it work?
Radiesse is a dermal filler launched in the UK in 2004, it is made up of tiny beads of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa). CaHa has been safely used in the body for many years. Radiesse is not a permanent filler, the average effect lasting around 12 months depending on the client and the area treated. Once injected into your skin, the smooth and spherical CaHA particles form a ‘scaffold’ which stimulates your own cells to produce collagen. The gel carrier dissolves within a few months and are completely metabolised by the body, leaving only the new collagen structure.
What happens during the Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation Treatment ?
Dr Teri Johnson will perform a consultation and will discuss what you hope to achieve from the treatment and tell you whether or not these results are achievable. Your medical history will be taken, to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have the treatment.
The treatment is straight forward, a very fine needle is used to inject small quantities of lidocaine into the skin to numb the area, Radiesse is then injected in 4-6 places on each hand to ensure the hand is covered evenly.. Each hand takes about twenty to thirty minutes to treat and the hands are then thoroughly massaged firmly to ensure even spread of the Radiesse.
What should I expect after treatment?
You can return to work the following day after this procedure but we advise you avoid exposing your hands to any chemicals or dirty environments where the injection sites could be exposed to irritation or infection. Protection such as gloves would help reduce any adverse exposure.
You may have a few small bruises on your hands for a day or two afterwards.
We recommend you massage your hands for a few days after treatment with clean hands to ensure the Radiesse is distributed evenly .
How Safe is Radiesse® treatment?
There are few reported side effects from clinical trials and actual usage of this product. Common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site. Some lumpiness at the injection site can rarely occur.
How much is Radiesse Hand Rejuvenation
A single treatment costs £400 for a large 1.5ml syringe of Radiesse which is shared between both hands.
A top up treatment with a smaller 0.8ml syringe is £240
If you are aged 55+ you most likely need 2 treatments for a good result 4-6 weeks apart.
If you are under 45 a single treatment is usual enough.
If you are 45 – 55 the amount varies depending on the individual.
Before a Radiesse hand treatment
After a Radiesse treatment.