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Can Radiesse Be Used for the Back of the Hands?

Can Radiesse Be Used for the Back of the Hands?

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Radiesse for hands

Thank you for your question.  Radiesse can provide a very youthful look to the back of the hands.  It typically requires 1-2 syringes to get optimal results.  I would visit with an experienced injector with experience with hand rejuvenation.  Your other options are surgical fat grafting if you are looking for something longer lasting. 

Radiesse is FDA approved for hand rejuvenation

Recently, the FDA approved Radiesse for rejuvenation of the back of the hands.  As we age the skin thins, vessels and tendon are much more visible.  Radiesse is placed in the upper layer of the skin, away from vessels and tendon, in order to cover them.  The hands appear smoother and much more youthful.  Combine this with IPL or intense pulsed light for pigment of the skin and you have radiant hands.  

Hand Rejuvenation

Radiesse is an excellent filler to improve the appearance of the back of the hands. It's a very quick and almost pain-free procedure. Other "filler" option include using your own fat or Sculptra. 

Justin Yovino, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Can Radiesse Be Used for the Back of the Hands?

Absolutely, this is a great way to rejuvenate the hands for a more youthful appearance. Seek an experienced injector to ensure a result you wish to achieve

Radiesse for hands rejuvenation

Radiesse is a great soft tissue filler choice for hands rejuvenation.  E.g. see some hand pictures:


Anatoli Freiman, MD
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Radiesse for backs of hands

Radiesse works very well to rejuvenate hands that have lost volume or appear "bony.". It's injected under the skin and then massaged. Treating brown spots on the hands with intense pulsed light and/or fraxel helps to achieve a youthful appearance. 

Donna Bilu Martin, MD
Aventura Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Radiesse for hand rejuvenation

Yes. Radiesse is a great treatment to help rejuvenate your hands. Radiesse injections on the back of your hand will revolumize your hands so they look more youthful. If you have sun damage on your hands as well, you should consider IPL treatments. The combo of Radiesse and laser will give you great results and remove the signs of aging from your hands.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Can Radiesse Be Used for the Back of the Hands?

 Yes, Radiesse or Sculptra can be used to fill out the back of the hands.  Radiesse lasts about 1 year and Sculptra up to 2 years.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Hand rejuvenation with Radisse

Many different type of fillers can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of the hands. As we age we lose volume on the back part of the hands. A filler placed in the right place can improve the appearance of the dorsum of the hands. Radisse is a great volumizer and is used in hand rejuvenation with blouse injections that are then massaged into place.

Have a board certified plastic surgeon with experience perform the procedure.


Good luck

Radiesse for hands

Radiesse can be injected into the back of the hand through a single injection point and can then be massaged to spread it evely over the back of the hand.  This is my favorite filler for the back of the hand and it really makes the hands look younger and makes veins and tendons less obvious.  Fat transfer could be done but it requires a) an invasive procedure to harvest the fat from an area such as the abdomen, and b) larger cannulas to inject it with potential for more bruising and swelling.  It seems so much easier to take a long-lasting prepackaged filler from the shelf than to do fat transfer.  Unless you are already planning to do liposuction, in which case it would make sense to harvest some fat for reinjection at the same time. 

Richard Ort, MD
Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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