Lip and Hand Fillers
As the hands of time move forward, they leave subtle yet unmistakable traces on our appearance,
As the hands of time move forward, they leave subtle yet unmistakable traces on our appearance, particularly on our lips and hands. The backs of our hands can unwittingly reveal our age as the skin loses volume and suppleness, causing once-hidden veins, tendons and bones to make an unwelcome appearance. Similarly, the once-plump lips that may have defined your youth can slowly lose volume, becoming thinner and riddled with fine lines and wrinkles. Or you may have naturally thin lips, whether you’re in the prime of your youth or seasoned with age, and wish your pout had more voluptuous volume and definition.
For those who want to rewrite the story told by their hands and lips, there is an answer. Enter the world of lip and hand fillers — non-surgical injectable solutions that address these common concerns. With these transformative dermal filler treatments, you can turn back the clock, restore your natural beauty and embrace a renewed sense of well-being.
Fillers for Lip Enhancement:
Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Revanesse® Versa™
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Revanesse Versa are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration, volume and elasticity. The HA in these fillers is synthesized through a biotechnological process, ensuring a high level of purity and safety. Both Juvéderm Ultra XC and Revanesse Versa have a smooth, gel-like consistency that allows for easy injection and even distribution in the lips. This smoothness results in natural-looking lip enhancement with a reduced likelihood of lumps or unevenness.
What Can Lip Fillers Treat?
Lip fillers can augment and rejuvenate the lips by addressing the following concerns:
- Thin lips
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Undefined lip edges
- Asymmetrical lips
Filler for Hand Rejuvenation:
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that provides an immediate volumizing effect when injected into the hands. This helps restore plumpness to smooth hand wrinkles and reduce the appearance of prominent veins, tendons and bones, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
As the CaHA microspheres are gradually absorbed by the body, they stimulate the natural production of collagen, leading to long-term improvements in skin quality and texture.
What Can Radiesse® Hand Filler Treat?
Radiesse can treat the following conditions on the backside of the hands:
- Visible veins or tendons
- A deflated appearance
- A boney appearance
- Crepey skin
Who Are Good Candidates for Lip and Hand Fillers?
Candidates for lip or hand fillers typically want to enhance or rejuvenate their pout or hands without undergoing surgery. Ideal candidates should be in good overall health, with no active infections, allergies or medical conditions that could interfere with the filler treatment or healing process. Before undergoing lip or hand filler injections, you should have a good understanding of how the treatment works and what results you can expect.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for hand rejuvenation or lip enhancement with dermal fillers, call us at (253) 358-3667 or request a consultation online.
What to Expect During Your Lip or Hand Filler Treatment
During the filler procedure, your physician will:
- Cleanse the treatment area
- Apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort, if desired
- Use MD Codes to map out your injection areas
- Inject the chosen filler using a fine needle or cannula
The entire process usually takes less than an hour, and you can return to your daily activities right after.
What Are the MD Codes™ for Fillers?
MD Codes, short for medical codes, are a specialized and innovative approach to dermal fillers developed by renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio. These codes are a set of strategic injection points on the face that help guide our physicians in administering fillers safely and effectively. The MD Codes system aims to deliver natural-looking, tailored results that take into account your unique facial anatomy and desired aesthetic outcome.
What to Expect After Lip or Hand Filler Treatment
Temporary Filler Side Effects
After your lip or hand filler treatment, you may experience swelling, redness and bruising at and around the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and subside within a couple of days.
To promote a smooth recovery after your filler treatment, we recommend that you:
- Gently apply ice packs to the treated area to minimize swelling
- Avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours
- Keep the treated area clean
- Avoid direct sun exposure for a few days
When Will I See the Results of Lip Augmentation or Hand Rejuvenation?
After receiving hand or lip fillers, you can expect to see the volumizing results almost immediately; the injected filler adds volume and smooths out wrinkles and lines right away. However, some initial swelling, redness and bruising could temporarily affect the appearance of the treatment area.
As the side effects subside over the following days, you’ll be able to appreciate the full effect of the fillers. The final outcome of lip augmentation or hand rejuvenation typically becomes most evident within a week or two once the filler has a chance to settle into the skin.
How Long Does Lip Augmentation With Fillers Last?
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Revanesse Versa provide long-lasting lip enhancement results, with the effects typically visible for 12 months or even longer in some cases. The duration of the results can vary depending on factors such as your metabolism, the area of the lips treated and the amount of filler injected.
How Long Does Radiesse® Hand Rejuvenation Last?
One of the unique benefits of Radiesse is its ability to stimulate collagen production within the skin for long-term rejuvenation. The volumizing effects of Radiesse typically remain in the hands for a year or more. This longevity makes it an attractive option for those seeking an enduring solution to hand rejuvenation.
How to Maintain Results After Lip and Hand Fillers
To help maintain your results after lip and hand fillers for as long as possible, we recommend the following:
- Stay hydrated and follow a healthy lifestyle to promote optimum skin health
- If you smoke, try to quit, as smoking can accelerate the breakdown of fillers and negatively impact skin health in dramatic ways
- Limit sun exposure and protect your skin by wearing sunscreen daily
- Use quality skincare products, such as those from ZO Skin Health or Elta MD
- Adhere to any specific guidelines provided by our physicians
The most effective way to maintain your filler-enhanced appearance is to schedule regular touch-up treatments. At your visit, tell your physician so they can help determine the appropriate interval between treatments based on your individual needs.
Get a Fuller Pout and Smoother Hands With Dermal Fillers in Gig Harbor, WA
If you’re tired of your hands showing your age or would like a more plump and youthful pout, fillers can help give you a look that complements your natural beauty and enhances your overall appearance.
Contact us online or call (253) 358-3667 to learn more about lip augmentation and hand rejuvenation at Nouveau MedSpas in Gig Harbor, WA.
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed