Aging Hands-Radiesse FDA Approved

Dr. Christine Sullivan is the first plastic surgeon in central Ohio to be trained in the art of Radiesse injections for aging hands.

Dr. Christine Sullivan is pleased to be one of the first in the area to offer RADIESSE® for treatment of volume loss in the hands. RADIESSE provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands[[1]], delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to 1 year. Treating the hands with RADIESSE is a quick in office procedure that can usually be completed in 10 minutes.

“We are excited to be the first plastic surgery office in Columbus to be able to offer RADIESSE for the hands to our patients. I have been trained on the proper technique for administering the treatment for the safe and effective outcome for my patients,” said Dr. Christine Sullivan

“In recent years, I’ve seen an increase in the number of patients who are seeking aesthetic treatments for their hands. The hands don’t lie— so even after providing a more youthful appearance of the face and body, a patient’s age can easily be given away by the appearance of his/her hands. So RADIESSE allows me to restore the volume in the back of the hands enhancing the appearance and also provides the opportunity to treat both their hands and their face. With RADIESSE for hands, I am thrilled to be able to provide an FDA-approved treatment for patients in my practice who are ready for this next step in their aesthetic regimen”, stated Dr. Sullivan.

In a randomized, controlled US trial, blinded evaluators reported that RADIESSE improved the appearance of both hands in 75% of treated patients at 3 months. Importantly, 98% of treated patients also reported improvement in the appearance of their hands at 3 months. Improved aesthetic outcomes as measured on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) after initial and repeat treatments correlating with clinical improvement were demonstrated in this study, with all primary and secondary endpoints being met. Most adverse events were injection site reactions such as swelling, redness, pain and bruising, which were usually mild to moderate, short in duration (lasting about 1 week), and required no treatment. No severe device-related adverse events were reported that required treatment.

[[1]]Busso M et al. Multicenter, Randomized Trial Assessing the Effectiveness and Safety of Calcium Hydroxylapatite for Hand
Rejuvenation. Dermatol Surg. 2010;36:790-797.Harris Poll 2014

2Harris Poll, 2014