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First-Ever Anti-Aging Filler for Hands FDA Approved

The FDA has approved the use of anti-aging injectable filler Radiesse for hands, according to Medscape.

Radiesse was first approved in 2001 and has been used to treat wrinkles around the mouth and nose since then.

Allure Magazine recently reported that when injected, the filler Radiesse effects last for up to a year. Manhattan dermatologist Bruce Katz told Allure that Radiesse "is easy to inject and causes minimal side effects."

Hand Rejuv with Radiesse
Photo Courtesy of Merz/FDA
According to the FDA findings it was confirmed that those minimal side effects are actually pretty common. Of 114 patients who tried hand fillers, "all patients reported adverse events, with the most common being swelling, bruising, pain, and itching. Almost half of patients reported some problem with hand function, though it was short-lived for most."

In addition, it is note worthy that if you're considering hand rejuvenation, Radiesse costs anywhere from $800 to $1,200 per syringe and most patients require one or two syringes per hand.