What is Radiesse® and how does it work?
Radiesse® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable filler for hand augmentation. Radiesse® restores volume to the hands while providing smooth, natural-looking results that can be seen immediately, and last up to one year.
How many treatments will I need? How long do results last?
Great results are often achieved in one treatment. Our patients know Dr. Selene will calibrate treatment to produce natural looking results, and errs on the conservative side. Some patients may need a second “top-off” treatment to achieve the desired results. Results last up to one year.
Will treatment hurt?
Most patients report only mild discomfort. A local numbing medication may be used to maximize your comfort during the procedure. You may experience mild to moderate stinging or aching sensations post injection.
Is there any downtime?
There is little to no downtime with a Radiesse® treatment. You can resume normal activity immediately. It’s best to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after treatment. You may experience tenderness or swelling, lumps or bumps, bruising, redness or itching at the site of injection, but all symptoms are mild to moderate and will clear up within one to three weeks.
What are the side effects?
Bruising at the site of injection may occur, and temporary minimal to moderate swelling can be expected. Swelling can persist for two to three weeks in some patients and may begin one to two weeks after the treatment. Warm packs and hand elevation can help reduce swelling. It is normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment site for a few days.
What should I do before treatment?
Before treatment, avoid any medications that thin the blood or prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, NSAIDs (Aleve, Motrin, Naproxin, Celebrex), fish oil and flax seed for at least a week. This will reduce the risk of bruising.