John B. Harris MD

Five Things You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers For Hand Rejuvenation

Five Things You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers For Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation

Radiesse (a dermal filler manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals) was recently approved by the FDA for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum of the hands.  The correction of volume loss with either Radiesse or fat grafting (a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body and injecting them into the treatment site) will smooth skin folds in the hands and improve wrinkles.  Many patients find improvement in the quality of the skin after performing fat grafting.  This improvement may be related to the stem cells which are included in the fat injected beneath the skin.  These procedures are performed with very little downtime and no anesthesia as well as causing minimal discomfort.  Swelling typically lasts several days and in most cases is completely resolved within a week.