We are pleased to announce that Radiesse (Merz Aesthetics) was recently FDA-cleared for treating the dorsal hands – the back of the hands where bulging, blueish veins, blood vessels and tendons often appear with age and skin thins due to age and sun damage.

Chevy Chase Maryland board certified dermatologist Rebecca Kazin uses Radiesse to immediately replenish volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance in a single treatment. Placed beneath the skin, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins will appear less prominent and hands will look softer, and younger.

Radiesse has been proven to be a versatile facial contouring filler in areas such as chin, jawline and cheeks where a larger volume is required. It is considered a safe, effective non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that provides immediate results that last one year or more.

Because Radiesse provides a scaffolding for collagen-building, the body’s own collagen interweaving into this structure keeps the skin feeling softer and smoother. Radiesse can be combined with other skin aging treatments, such as Fraxel or IPL for brown spots and pigmentation, certain lasers as well as sclerotherapy and BOTOX to address veins, and peels for skin rejuvenation.

Dr. Kazin also recommends using topical retinoids or retinol products to maintain optimum skin health. A daily hand cream that contains a minimum of SPF30 is essential to maintain the results of treatments and prevent further UV damage.