Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

The Radiesse “Hand Lift”

Did you know that one of the most telling indicators of one’s age is revealed in their hands? For many years the major focus of cosmetic procedures have been on the face, leaving the hands to show the true signs of aging. It is well known that as we mature the skin of the hands begins to lose its firmness and elasticity. Also, the fat pads of the hands that once gave them their supple appearance begin to break down with age. Finally, the veins and bony structures begin to protrude, taking on a more “hollowed” and less cosmetically pleasing appearance.
Your providers at USF Cosmetic and Laser Center are thrilled to offer you an exciting hand rejuvenation procedure using Radiesse dermal filler!
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) dermal filler used to treat moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. Immediately after injection, the tiny microspheres filled with CaHa help to correct volume loss in the skin, similar to how the more common hyaluronic acid dermal fillers work. A distinguishing factor unique to Radiesse is that those microspheres break down and assist the body in stimulating its own internal collagen production over time. Shortly after the procedure the hands are left looking more supple and youthful. It is important to note that unlike other hyaluronic acid fillers (ex. Juvederm, Restylane), Radiesse cannot be reversed after injection. The results of this safe and effective filler have been known to last up to two years and does not require allergy testing.
What to expect during and after treatment:
Radiesse is safely injected into the skin of the hands
Ice will be used to minimize discomfort
Moderate bruising and swelling that varies from patient to patient
And don’t forget, if those darkened sun spots on the back of your hands are also bothering you, ask your provider about our other laser and light technologies that can assist with pigment correction. We have all the modalities here at USF Cosmetic and Laser Center to provide you with the ideal “Hand Lift” rejuvenation procedure!

Carli Pasquerella, ARNP, Cosmetic Practitioner at USF Health Cosmetic and Laser Center