When it comes to anti-aging tools, there’s no shortage of effective products and services that dial back the years on your face, neck, and chest. From advanced laser therapies to cosmetic injectables, we can renew and revitalize your skin, making you look years younger. And while the results are most gratifying, keeping everyone guessing how old you really are, your traitorous hands can unravel the whole effect.
Thankfully, we’ve got you covered there, too, with our Radiesse® treatments.
Here at MDCS: Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our team of experienced and skilled skin care specialists help our clients in Greater New York City address dermatological concerns of every kind — from precancerous lesions to aging skin. To ensure that you have every antiaging tool available, we offer FDA-approved Radiesse to tackle bony, veiny hands that have a way of revealing the years gone by.
Here’s a look at how Radiesse works to bring youth back to aging hands.
The aging effect on hands
Have you watched in alarm as the veins and small structures in your hands slowly emerge, creating a landscape full of peaks and valleys where there was once smooth skin? There are several reasons why this happens, starting with the loss of fat in your hands.
While you may not associate fat with your hands, there is, indeed, a thin layer of it just below the surface of your skin. As you age, this fat begins to shift and disappear, largely because of the loss of structural support in your skin (more on that in a minute).
As your hands lose fat, the veins that were once hidden behind this layer begin to make their way toward the surface. At the same time, the bones and tendons in your hands become more pronounced as there’s little between them and your skin.
This loss of fat is a natural process that comes with age as your fat redistributes itself and your skin loses collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for the tone and elasticity in your skin. This loss leads to skin that’s less taut, which begets wrinkly, crepey skin, even on your hands.
Pumping up the volume
Since the loss of volume (fat) is one of the primary culprits behind aging hands, this is a great place to start to restore a more youthful surface. While you may have heard about the wonderful effects that dermal fillers can have on fighting deep lines and sagging skin on your face, we can turn this same strategy toward your hands.
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which are suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. When we inject Radiesse into your hands, this gel provides instant volume to the area, but it doesn’t stop there.
With Radiesse, we also stimulate your body to produce its own collagen, rebuilding the structural support inside your hands from the inside out. As your body absorbs the gel and metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, you still benefit from the anti-aging treatment because your natural collagen has taken over, maintaining your great results.
The Radiesse process
One of the best aspects of our Radiesse treatments is that they take mere minutes for us to administer. This quick, in-office treatment delivers immediate results, as well as an ongoing improvement that typically lasts up to a year, if not even longer, though results vary from one person to the next.
When your hands start to take on the bony, veiny look again (and they inevitably do with time), you simply return to our office for a quick follow-up Radiesse treatment. Some things really are that easy!
To learn more, call one of our offices on the Upper East Side or Midtown Manhattan, or in Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, and Plainview, New York. You can also use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.