Ever wanted a Hand Augmentation? Radiesse® Injectable could be the answer!

Radiesse®, and injectable filler from Merz Aesthetics, has received approval from the FDA for hand augmentation to eliminate the look of aging due to fat loss/volume loss in the hands. Radiesse® can last for up to a year, and provides an immediate volumizing effect that reduces the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands. This new treatment will provide a natural-looking result and make your hands look years younger!

Merz is proud to be able to provide patients and physicians with the first and only dermal filler approved by the FDA for use in the hands,” said Jim Hartman, vice president and head of U.S. Aesthetics/OTC for Merz North America. “Market research tells us that attention to the aesthetic appearance of hands has increased in recent years, particularly among individuals who have undergone facial rejuvenation procedures. This new indication for Radiesse® is a result of our focus on meeting unmet needs in the U.S. aesthetics market, and we are excited to provide our physician customers with this new option” says Hartman.

In clinical trials, Radiesse® improved the appearance of hands in 75% of treated patients after 3 months. 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 one week) and require no additional treatment.

Benefits of the new DermaPen®!

Launched last year in 2011 in Europe, Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa are thrilled to add DermaPen® to their menu of services. The DermaPen® is a device that helps to build collagen, re-texturize the skin and promote great product absorption. Because of the stamping technique, the DermaPen® is precise and effective with 1 treatment however, a series is recommended.

Laser resurfacing has been a popular treatment for people who experience fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, shallow scars from acne and other tone & texture issues. If you have active acne, you may not be a candidate. Now, there are options for darker skin types.

DermaPen® mimics laser resurfacing treatments with less dermal damage therefore, less downtime and recovery with the same great results. The DermaPen® can also be used safely, on all skin types and ethnicities, and has shown great clinical results in addressing wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, keloid scars as well as promoting wound healing and stimulation, skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation.

Dr. Ritacca says, “The DermaPen® device is very effective when used alone, but can be combined with other popular treatments like BBL, profractional laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.”

The DermaPen® is a convenient small pen that allows greater precision than an ablation type laser and “stamps” the skin which allows for greater depth in areas where you need it. The piercing is a vertical insertion rather than a rolling insertion and the higher speed offers more comfort, less trauma and quicker treatment times.

Because of the less ablative approach, the benefits go beyond surface level results, with almost no downtime. It has been proven to be just as effective as Fractional Laser Therapy or laser resurfacing, IPL or BBL, and chemical peels.

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is seeing great results with this new skin technique and offers free consultations to learn if you are a candidate for the DermaPen®.

My First DOT treatment…

Hi everyone.  This is Gina, an esthetician here at the center.  I’m really excited because I had my first DOT treatment a few weeks ago and I’m starting to see a beautiful texture change in my skin.  The main reason for choosing the DOT was to minimize acne scarring that I’ve had on my cheeks for about 10 years.  It was pretty easy.  It took about 30 minutes and surprisingly, was not painful at all.  I would definitely do this again.  My skin will continue to change within the next few months so I’ll keep you all posted on my continued improvement.

 

-Gina Sepke, L.E.