The First and Only FDA-approved Filler for Hands
Over time, loss of volume in the hands can leave skin looking thin and wrinkled, often revealing unsightly tendons and veins. As one of the most visible parts of the body, the appearance of the hands can be a significant indicator of age.
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Frequently Asked Questions about RADIESSE ® for Hands
How does RADIESSE ® correct the appearance of aging hands?
RADIESSE is the only dermal filler FDA-approved to restore volume to the hands, diminishing one of the signs of aging hands and helping reduce the prominence of tendons and veins for smooth, natural-looking results. 2
And, if you are already receiving aesthetic facial treatment, RADIESSE for Hands is a natural next step in your aesthetic regimen to help your hands look as good as your face. 2
When will I begin to see results, and how long will they last
After a quick in-office treatment, , the volumizing effect of RADIESSE for Hands can be seen instantly with results that last up to 1 year in most patients. This unique filler continues to work by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen production. 2,4
- According to a recent clinical trial, 86% of patients reported improvement in the appearance of their hands 12 months after treatment with RADIESSE. 5
What are the most common side effects with RADIESSE® ?
The most common side effects reported by patients were swelling, pain, redness and bruising in the treatment area. This is consistent with side effects following other filler treatments. Treatment recovery is predictable, with side effects typically resolving in 2 weeks without the need for additional medical treatment. 2
What is RADIESSE ®?
RADIESSE is a dermal filler that is indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands, and for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).
RADIESSE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Who should not use RADIESSE?
You should not use RADIESSE if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the most important information I should know about RADIESSE?
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.
As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection.
Do not use RADIESSE if you have a skin infection until it has healed.
It is not known if RADIESSE is safe or effective in the lips, or in the area around the eyes.
The microspheres in RADIESSE can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE dermal filler injected into your hand and/or face.
If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE.
Injection in the back of the hand may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. RADIESSE may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to a 1 year.
You should minimize strenuous activity and avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment and until any swelling or redness has resolved.
What should I tell my doctor before taking RADIESSE?
Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you will experience bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Tell your health care provider if you have any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand, if you have a history forming large, raised scars or if you have had any other skin treatments such as skin peels.
What are the most common adverse events with RADIESSE?
Serious adverse events seen with Radiesse include tissue damage, allergic reaction, swelling and infection.
The most common adverse events when RADIESSE is used in the hands include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects. The most common adverse events when RADIESSE is used in the face include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching and other local side effects. These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
Important: For complete Safety Information, please visit www.Radiesse.com or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service at 866-862-1211. Caution: Rx Only
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