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Eliminating the Telltale Sign of Aging in the Hands: Radiesse® Recently Approved by FDA as First and Only Dermal Filler for Hand Augmentation

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Facial Plastic Surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. in Boca Raton Offers Newly-Approved Procedure

Boca Raton, Fla. – (June 12, 2015) – While facial plastic surgery can definitely turn back the clock on one’s appearance, there has always been one area of the body that has revealed one’s true age: the hands. However, thanks to the U.S. FDA’s recent approval of the injectable dermal filler Radiesse® for hand augmentation, patients can enjoy fuller, younger-looking hands.

Manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, Radiesse is the first and only dermal filler approved by the FDA for use in the hands. It can correct volume loss in the dorsum (back) of the hands, providing smooth and natural-appearing results in the hands for up to one year.

Radiesse provides an immediate volumizing effect, while also decreasing the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands. Milky in color, Radiesse is nontransparent and can hide veins. It’s injected under the skin in a fanning motion.

Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring mineral in the body. Because it’s synthetic (not derived from human or animal tissue), there’s no risk of infectious transmission. It was first approved by the FDA in 2006 to fill smile lines, and has since been used to fill in lines and wrinkles, and reshape the facial contour.

A double board-certified, Ivy League-trained physician, Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. performs the Radiesse hand injection procedure in the comfort of his state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery center in Boca Raton.

“The hands used to be the second most obvious indicator of age, after the face,” said Steiger. “Now, with the FDA’s approval of Radiesse for hand augmentation, that has changed. It’s very important that an experienced, trained and board certified physician perform the injection for safe and optimal results.”

When injected into the hands, Radiesse can involve minimal side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain and bruising, usually mild to moderate, and typically lasting about one week.

For more information about Radiesse injections to restore volume to your hands for a more youthful appearance, contact Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery at 561-499-9339 or toll-free at 866-994-FACE (3223).

About Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. & Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery/1001 Aesthetic Medical Center

An accomplished, double board-certified, Ivy League-trained physician, Jacob D. Steiger, M.D., Facial Plastic Surgeon, specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the face. The 5,000-square-foot modern Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery/1001 Aesthetic Medical Center features luxurious treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art surgical center with an operating room and overnight suite. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to book a spa treatment, call 561-499-9339, toll-free at 866-994-FACE (3223) or visit www.drsteiger.com. Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery/1001 Aesthetic Medical Center is located at 1001 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

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