Dermal Filler Approved by FDA for Hand Treatment

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Merz North America, Inc, the company that produces the dermal filler Radiesse, announced on June 4, 2015 that they have received FDA approval for the use of the injectable in hand augmentations. Radiesse is the first of all the dermal fillers to be approved for use in the hand area.

Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to add volume to help smooth out facial wrinkles and folds. The filler is temporary and contains the principle component of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which is suspended in a gel carrier.

The data used by the FDA to support their approval was from a multicenter, randomized controlled study of 114 patients with 98% reporting improvement in the appearance of their hands at 3 months.

When it comes to the use of the product in hand augmentation, the company stated "Radiesse provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to 1 year."

Side effects of Radiesse are typically mild and short lived. These effects may include bruising, swelling, and redness. As with any procedure, make sure to go over your medical history and any associated risks with your doctor prior.

If you are interested in Radiesse for the correction of fine lines or wrinkles, contact Facial Aesthetics for a complimentary consultation by calling us at 303-377-2868. For the convenience of our patients, we have offices located in Denver and Greenwood Village, CO.