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Radiesse is a high performance dermal filler commonly used as anti-aging treatments. It is particularly effective in treating moderate-to-severe folds and wrinkles on the face, such as nasolabial folds. Plus, it helps to add volume to sunken facial areas that lack volume. It is also used on other areas such as the chin, cheeks, nose, and lips. In recent years, Radiesse has been prescribed for treating aging hands that suffer from volume loss.
Hand augmentation using Radiesse
Radiesse obtained FDA approval in 2015 for hand augmentation, making it the first dermal filler to be indicated for volume loss in the backs of the hands. Having undergone extensive testing, Radiesse is clinically proven safe. According to the manufacturer, Radiesse is able to deliver visible volumizing effects instantly after treatment. It reduces the appearance of veins and tendons in the hands, providing natural yet dramatic anti-aging benefits.
The science behind Radiesse for hands
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Botox is a popular injection made of botulinum toxin (a type of neurotoxin). Widely known for its anti-aging benefits, Botox is frequently used for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines caused by procerus/corrugator muscle activity, lateral canthal lines (otherwise known as crow’s feet) and forehead lines due to frontalis muscle activity.
Botox is often used off label for treating TMJ syndrome, vaginismus, and acne. While yet to be approved by FDA, these off label uses are generally considered safe. More recently, Botox has been used for scrotum and penis enhancement. At the same time, Botox has shown remarkable results in treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), including palmar hyperhidrosis.
What causes sweaty hands?
Uncontrollable, excessive sweating of the palms of the hands is medically known as palmar hyperhidrosis. Sweaty hands can cause extreme stress and embarrassment. As the result, the patient’s quality of life is significant ...
Radiesse and Juvederm Voluma are dermal fillers that have anti-aging properties. Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite or CaHA microspheres (suspended in an aqueous gel) as its active ingredient while Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid-based preparation. Conventionally used for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, Radiesse is often used off label for treating marionette lines and augmenting cheeks. On the other hand, Juvederm is specially designed for cheek augmentation. In fact, it was the first filler approved by FDA for the correction of volume deficit in the mid face due to aging.
Off-label use vs approved use
FDA approval indicates that the product has been officially approved for a particular indication. In order to obtain FDA approval, the findings from the manufacturer’s testing needs to be reviewed and validated. Off-label use, on the other hand, refers to the use of a product for an indication that has not been approved by FDA. Whil ...