We often spend a lot of time and attention to combat aging in the face. We then forget that our hands still betray our age. Like all parts of our body, our hands change over time. As we age, the volume disappears and veins become more visible. With fillers, the hands can be brought back to their youthful state by restoring the volume. The result is natural and long lasting.
A long-lasting result
For the hands we usually work with the filler brand Radiesse. The advantage of Radiesse is that the result is immediately visible and the fillers last longer than other filler brands, namely 8 to 14 months.
Filler brands we use
We use fillers with hyaluronic acid. This is a non-permanent body substance. Hyaluronic acid is known for supporting the moisture balance and thereby providing volume and hydration to the skin. Brands we use are: Stylage, Belotero, Teosyal and Radiesse. Radiesse also contains calcium. This stimulates the collagen in your skin, which improves it greatly.
To start with, you will receive personal advice from one of our doctors. Our doctors are specialized in creating and restoring volume in the body. During a free intake of 15 minutes you express your wishes to the doctor and the doctor will draw up a treatment plan based on this. The doctor will also tell you what to expect from the treatment and discuss possible alternatives. You can also plan this non-binding intake separately from a treatment.
Before the Treatment
If you want to be sedated, we ask you to be present 30 minutes in advance. There are 2 options: anesthetic cream or an injection. With the anesthetic cream, the treatment area is partially but not completely anaesthetized. The cream is applied superficially. You will still feel some of the treatment. But an injection can cause more swelling and mask the amount of filler. You can of course also choose not to be sedated. Moreover, the filler itself already contains an anesthetic: lidocaine. If you do not want an anaesthetic, you can be present 15 minutes in advance, so that we have enough time for the administrative processing.
During the treatment, the doctor will prick the treatment zone with an ultra-thin needle. Then he will massage this location so that the filler spreads well. The treatment takes about half an hour.
After the Treatment
You will experience some bruising, redness and slight swelling after the treatment. This is most visible in the first 3 days. The entire deswelling period lasts 2 weeks. Also, 20 to 30 percent of the initial volume will decrease. You have also received a number of instructions from the doctor for these 2 weeks. It is important to follow these carefully, for the best possible result.
If you come for the first time, it is important that you know that a filler needs a construction time of six months. Only then will the filler work optimally. Usually a filler works for 8 to 12 months. You can then come back for a retreatment.
Check-up, after-treatment and re-treatment
It is possible to have a check-up 2 to 3 weeks after the treatment. If you suffer from bumps, asymmetry or other irregularities, we can treat them free of charge. It is also possible to schedule a retreatment.
What side effects are there?
You may experience slight swelling or some bruising. These are most visible during the first 3 days after treatment. Then they move away. If you experience an allergic reaction, call us or your doctor immediately.
When should I not be treated with hyaluronic acid filler?
- If you have previously had a hypersensitivity reaction to a hyaluronic acid filler.
- If you are pregnant.
- If permanent filling material is already present at the treatment site.
- If there is another filling material at the treatment site of which it is not clear whether this can be combined with hyaluronic acid.
- If you suffer from an (active) herpes simplex infection (cold sores). Injections in the (upper) lip can even trigger a cold sore.
What is the difference between Radiesse filler and hyaluronic acid filler?
We apply 2 types of fillers: hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen-stimulating fillers with hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid fillers we use are from the A-brands Stylage, Belotero and Teosyal. The collagen-stimulating fillers we use are from the brand Radiesse.
Hyaluronic acid is also found in your own body and it is an organically degradable material. Fillers containing only hyaluronic acid restore the volume of the face. A collagen-stimulating filler such as Radiesse contains, in addition to hyaluronic acid, calcium. This mineral is also in your teeth and bones. In the skin it provides extra collagen stimulation. Collagen makes the skin firm. A collagen-stimulating filler such as Radiesse thus improves the skin. The skin appears lifted and firmer. However, Radiesse cannot be applied to your lips, nose, and tear duct. Furthermore, a treatment with Radiesse is cheaper in the long term than a treatment with the other fillers. The result lasts longer: 12 months and with a follow-up treatment often 18 months. However, there is also a build-up period at Radiesse in the first half of the year.
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