The dermal filler Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Merz North America) received FDA approval for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the dorsum of the hands. The dermal filler provides a volumizing effect that can last up to 1 year.
In a randomized, controlled US trial, blinded evaluators reported that the dermal filler 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. Read more