Non-Surgical Hand RejuvenationThe Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, Knightsbridge, offers Dermal Fillers for the prevention of Ageing hands and protruding veins, by one of the UKs most experienced specialist Cosmetic Doctors, Dr. Salinda Johnson.
A safe anti-ageing treatment for your hands
The Instant Hand Rejuvenation (Radiesse® Hand Lift) treatment at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic is for thin skin covering the hands and to minimise prominent veins on the hands.
Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face. Yet, one of the most age-telling body features is our hands. Because the skin on the back of the hands is extremely thin, the loss of fat padding on any level shows quickly. Take away that cushion and all the structures in the hand show up – the tendons, bones and the veins.
The natural fat cushion that we’re born with begins to lessen in our late twenties and early 30′s. By the time most of us hit 50, we have hands that tell the truth about our age — and often they can actually make us seem older than we are!
Radiesse® can restore the volume of the hands that was lost due to the natural ageing process. Radiesse® is safe, effective and extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration. The treatment is easy, non-time consuming and delivers long-lasting results.
What is Radiesse® and how does it work?
Radiesse® is made up of tiny beads of calcium hydroxylapatite and has FDA approval. Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) has been safely used in the body for many reasons including dental applications where bone build-up is needed for reconstruction and also in block form for cosmetic applications such as cheek, jaw, cranial and chin implants.
Radiesse® is not a permanent filler. It is a long lasting, reabsorbable filler – with the effect claimed to last approximately 2 years depending on the client and the area treated.
Once injected into your skin, the smooth and spherical CaHA particles 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 CaHA particles gradually break down and are completely metabolised by the body, leaving only the new collagen structure.
Radiesse® wears well in the hands and provides an instant cushion replacement. The depressions between the tendons and veins are refilled so both the bony appearance and the vein prominences (and the dark colour of the veins) are reduced, giving your hands a softer, fuller appearance that signifies youth.
What is the treatment process?
Before the treatment: A thorough consultation is carried out by our specialist Doctor to determine whether the treatment is suitable for you. The doctor will examine your desired treatment area and give you various options to ensure the best results. A treatment goal will be discussed and finally a customised treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. The doctor will discuss the treatment in detail with you and answer any questions you may have. Once you have agreed on a treatment plan, the doctor will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area for 20-30 min.
The treatment: The Radiesse® is mixed with Lidocaine anaesthetic prior to use so that the nerve endings in the skin are anesthetized. A “bolus” or “ball” of Radiesse® is injected and then massaged into the volume-deficient areas. The product is easily massaged into place, and remains in those areas so the skin is smooth and even.
After the treatment: Most people find that they can return to work the following day after this procedure. Keep the treated area clean and avoid touching or put any product on for 6 hours after the treatment. Specific after care instruction will be provided with your consultation.
Will I see the result immediately?
The treatment provides an immediate result. However, the hands may swell slightly. This means that the result directly after the treatment may not be the final result. The swelling typically resolves spontaneously within a couple of days. To achieve the result you want it is recommended to have a touch-up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the initial session. This will also add to the duration of the treatment effect.
How long will the result last?
The results generally last up to 12 months or longer. The longevity of these products is variable and each individual may obtain a different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.
What is the recovery time?
There is very little to no down-time involved in the procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit.
What are the possible cosmetic side effects?
After the treatment(s) some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site but generally they are not significance. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. Mild bruising or a slight blush might appear at the injection site immediately following treatment and may last for 2-10 days.
How can I avoid bruising?
To avoid swelling and bruising, you should do the following:
– Avoid aspirin, Excedrin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Advil for 1 week before and 2 days after. Tylenol is always fine.
– Avoid Vitamin E (multivitamin ok) or St. John’s Wort for 2-3 days before or after.
– Avoid exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure.
How much does the treatment cost?
Prices start from £499
Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
- Specialist Consultants & Expertise: Free, no obligation complimentary consultations available
- Free follow up appointments: We offer a 2 week follow up appointment to ensure you achieve your best results
- Conveniently located: Our clinic is situated in Knightsbridge, the heart of London and is just a 5 minute walk from the Knightsbridge tube station and close to the Harrods Store
- Premium Products: We only use premium and FDA approved products for our treatments
- Free Call Back Service
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