Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment

How to make hands look younger

Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face, yet one of the most often neglected, age-telling features is in fact are the hands. Because the skin on the back the hands is extremely thin, loss of natural fat padding over time, will readily reveal wrinkles, skin laxity and worst of all – the underlying structures such as tendons and veins, making you look older than you really are. Recreation of those youthful, beautiful looking hands is no longer unreachable. Over the counter hand creams might make your hands feel softer but they are unlikely to have significant improvement on appearance. Hand rejuvenation or Hand Lift is often necessary to reverse the ageing process and turn back the clock.

The latest technology advancement has given us a new effective method that can restore volume and the healthy texture to our hands, without the need of surgery. Radiesse is a dense, yet malleable filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. It is FDA and EU approved and has many research papers backing its effectiveness in hand rejuvenation. It will lift the depressions between the tendons and the veins, reduce the bony and skeletal appearance, and leave your hands feeling softer and looking fuller.

Radiesse® is safe, effective and extremely popular both for its instant result and staying power. It will restore the volume loss immediately and yet also stimulate your own natural collagen production for long lasting effect. Your hands will look younger and healthier without the risks of open surgery and potential disruption of intrinsic hand function. Once injected into your skin, the smooth and spherical calcium hydroxylapatite particles in Radiesse® form a ‘scaffold’ which stimulates your own cells to produce collagen around the spheres. The gel carrier dissolves within a few months and over time, the calcium hydroxylapatite particles gradually break down and are completely metabolised by the body, leaving only the new collagen structure.

Radiesse® is a long lasting filler with effects proved to last up to 18 months in the hands. The procedure is virtually painless and takes less than 20 minutes to inject both hands. Local anaesthetics will be used to numb the skin prior treatment. Boluses of Radiesse® are then injected into the volume-deficient areas and massaged into place. Radiesse® maintains a soft, natural feel and takes on the characteristics of surrounding skin tissue. Once integrated into the skin, the calcium hydroxylapatite promotes new new collagen and elastin production.

Ellansé™ is the next generation dermal filler that has a specific formulation for hand rejuvenation. In contrast to the vast majority of dermal fillers currently used, which is predominantly based on hyaluronic acid (HA), Ellansé™ is composed of polycaprolactone (PCL), a 100% bioresorbable soft polymer that is backed by a pristine safety record and outcome. Ellansé™ combines the benefits of both immediate corrections of wrinkles and folds as well as stimulating the generation of the body’s own natural collagen (neocollagenesis) for longer lasting results. Ellansé™ Hands-S and Ellansé™ Hands-M are specifically designed to rejuvenate hands and their effects can last up to 2 years.

  Most people find that they can return to work the following day after this procedure.

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 30-45 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day

  • ANAESTHETIC Topical / Local

  • FULL RECOVERY 2-3 days

  • DURATION OF RESULT 1-2 years

  • RESULTS Immediate

Treatment price

Radiesse - Both hands
£550
Elanse - Both hands
£650

More information

Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
You will be asked to extend and flex your fingers to identify volume deficient areas
Local anaesthetic is used to ensure comfort
The filler is introduced using bolus technique
The bolus is then massaged and manipulated throughout until even distribution occurs while you make a tight fist
Arnica cream will be used to minimise bruising
Procedure takes around 10 minutes per hand
Result is pretty immediate with minimum or no down time at all
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to radiesse®
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels.

Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure).
Mild swelling may occur and usually subsides within 2 days.
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases).
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on your hands for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid, tretinoin)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
The result is seen immediately
The effect lasts between 12-18 months
Book a complementary check up in 2 weeks time to review your progress, you can discuss other treatments that can complement the new you
You may also book your next appointment to ensure you maintain your new look
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