I have had 4 syringes of Radiesse injected in the back of my hands $$. (photo)

It's about 2 weeks now and they look like the same Boney veiny hands so disheartening. I'm 50 with 90 year old hands. What can I do?

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Radiesse to hands

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Based on my experience, 2 tubes of Radiesse injected to each hand should have produced more of a result.  However, you should find out whether the larger 1.5 cc syringe or the smaller 0.8cc was utilized.  Nonetheless, everyone is different and what works for most people unfortunately does not work for all.  I would go back to your doctor and discuss your results. 

Radiesse and Hands

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4 syringes of Radiesse should have given you much more volume.  You should see if the radiesse was diluted or if this is truly what was injected.  If you have an area to harvest fat, this may be a better option for you as it would give you more volume and may last longer.  I suggest seeing a filler expert for treatment.  Veins can also be treated with sclerotherapy which can really rejuvenate the hands in some cases.  You should see if you are a candidate.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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I have had 4 syringes of Radiesse injected in the back of my hands $$. (photo)

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Hi Tuf,

Radiesse comes in 0.8cc and 1.5cc syringes.  We usually use 1.5cc per hand, sometimes a little more.  If you have low Calcium levels in your blood, Radiesse (which is Calcium Hydroxyapatite) may break down more quickly.  Check your calcium levels.  If they are normal, I would question the amount of Radiuses in the "syringes" and make sure that they were not diluted.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Radiesse and the hands

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Radiesse is a stimulatory filler so it may take some time to see full effects. Take before and after photos and speak to your injector about your concerns. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

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