Even with a more youthful appearance of the face, your age can easily be given away by the appearance of your hands. Radiesse® is the first and only FDA-approved product for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the hands. Radiesse® restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately and can last up to 1 year.
What is Radiesse®?
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.
Who should not use 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.
Radiesse® should not be used in people who have an allergy to any component of the product
Radiesse® should not be used in people with bleeding disorders
Radiesse® should not be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Radiesse® should not be used if you are under 26 years of age
What is the most important information I should know about Radiesse®?
As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use Radiesse® if you have a skin infection until it has healed. The microspheres in Radiesse® can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had Radiesse® dermal filler injected into your hand. If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving Radiesse®. Injection in the back of the hand may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. Radiesse® may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to a 1 year. After treatment, it is recommended to minimize strenuous activity and to avoid extensive sun or heat exposure.
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. Also, tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand.
What are the most common adverse events with Radiesse®?
The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects. Be sure to tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.