Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Radiesse for Hands Approved by FDA

hand rejuvenationThe hands can be a real giveaway of age, yet apart from daily application of handcream, most patients are unaware as to what they can do about improving the appearance of the hands.

While anti-ageing facial treatments are commonplace (such as BOTOX for smoothing out lines and wrinkles) there is less focus on similar treatments for the hands.

The hands are on show nearly all the time and hard to hide unless you keep glove on.

As the hands age, the amount of ‘flesh’ tends to deteriorate, leaving skin looking thin. The veins on the backs of the hands can also become quite prominent. The winter cold temperatures cause further wear and tear, drying out the skin.

FDA Approved Radiesse for Hands

In 2015 the FDA (The Consumer Protection Agency of the U.S. Government which monitors medical devices, medicines etc) approved the expanded use of Radiesse Dermal Fillers for hand augmentation – rejuvenating the appearance of the hands by adding volume using injections of the injectable filler product.

Radiesse, produced by Merz Aesthetics, was the first product to be specifically approved for use in the hand area. Jim Hartman, vice president and head of US Aesthetics/OTC for Merz North America said at the time:

“This new indication for Radiesse is a result of our focus on meeting unmet needs in the US aesthetics market, and we are excited to provide our physician customers with this new option to better fulfil the aesthetic desires of their patients.”

The approval was supported by previous clinical studies conducted by Merz over 12 months, which indicated that Radiesse showed statistically significant improvement of volume loss in the hands.

The treatment is effective, safe and non-invasive with minimal risk of side effects (bruising, swelling and redness) which are short term in nature.

Hand Rejuvenation, London

While there are many clinics and salons offering dermal or lip fillers, hand rejuvenation fillers are more specialised.

Dr Barbara Kubicka offers hand rejuvenation at Clinicbe, based in Knightsbridge.

Skin Consultation

Every patient is different with a unique set of requirements. The consultation is the starting point, with discussion of the problems and what the patient is trying to achieve as well as a medical review; after which the doctor can recommend the most appropriate treatments.

Clinicbe London

Clinicbe® in London was founded by experienced Aesthetic Physician Dr Barbara Kubicka.

Dr Kubicka takes a holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have. Private consultations often include individual advice on nutrition, hydration and lifestyle as well as professional treatments.

Advice on skin treatments is made after extensive discussion and review and suggestions are made from one of London’s best ranges of skin treatments.

Clinicbe has a comprehensive range of skin treatments including cosmetology facials, injections and the latest treatments such as pain-free mesotherapy and PRP fillers. The clinic is based in the Knightsbridge area, easily accessible from and popular with those living or working in Chelsea and Mayfair.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us on 0207 125 0521 or email

Dermal Fillers Can Rejuvenate Ageing Hands | clinicbe London
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Dermal Fillers Can Rejuvenate Ageing Hands | clinicbe London
The FDA has approved the expanded use of Radiesse Dermal Fillers for rejuvenating the appearance of the hands by adding volume with filler injections.