Each week, we’re going to highlight a particular treatment at the Institute – either a plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure – breaking down the fundamentals of each. We’ll share who should be performing it, who is a suitable candidate for it, what the procedure entails and how long you can expect the results to last.
This week, we’re looking at Hand Rejuvenation, an increasingly popular, minimally-invasive dermatologic procedure to re-volumise the thinning skin on your hands and tackle brown spots and discolouration.
Who is a suitable candidate?▫️A person who is bothered by the loss of volume, thinning skin or bulging veins in their hands, or the discolouration and brown spots commonly caused by sun exposure.
What is it?▫️Complete hand rejuvenation combines volume-replacing dermal filler (typically Radiesse or Voluma) with laser treatments such as IPL to improve blotchy pigmentation or Fractionated Laser to improve texture for optimal results.
How does it work?▫️Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) gel microspheres, a normal constituent of bone. It is placed in the areas of hollowing where bone density is lost over time, such as the temples, cheeks, hands and jawline. The hydrogen, oxygen and carbon in the gel help to create a structure that mimics connective tissue. The CaHa absorbs into the body over time, leaving collagen in its place resulting in smooth rejuvenated natural looking skin.
Who should perform it? ▫️A Consultant Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon.
How long do the results last?▫️Up to one year or more.
What is the downtime?▫️There is no downtime! – we would have to put here - mild, temporary bruising and swelling at the treatment site
Anything else you should know?▫️Radiesse can we used for total facial contouring and rejuvenation of the hands. It provides instant volume, lifting and contouring of the face and improves overall skin quality by a process known as neocollagenesis. It stimulates new collagen formation in your own body the results of which can last for two years.