The filler is approved to treat your fine lines and wrinkles can now officially resolve another problem of skin aging.
Merz North America announced today that its volumizing fillers agent Radiesse has received FDA approval for use on the hands, body part and more often overlooked in anti-aging. “Merz is proud to be able to provide patients and physicians with the first and only FDA approved skin filling agent for use in the hands,” said Jim Hartman, vice president and chief of US Aesthetics / OTC for Merz in North America. “Market research tells us that attention to the aesthetics of the hands has increased in recent years, especially among people who have had facial rejuvenation procedures.”
After being used for years, this is great news for doctors in the field of cosmetic improvement. “Volumizing hands with Radiesse® allows me to improve the overall appearance of my patients and offers the opportunity to finally rejuvenate their hands and face,” says San Diego plastic surgeon and reconstructor Amir Moradi, MD, in the company press release.
So what can we expect from this internal procedure? An almost immediate reduction in the prominence of tendons, large veins and soft skin for younger, natural-looking results that can last up to a year. Side effects include mild to moderate swelling and bruising, most of which go away within a few days, depending on the brand.
As with any cosmetic procedure, be sure to speak with your certified dermatologist to make sure this filler is right for you.