Restylane Lyft—the injectable gel filler formerly known as Perlane—just received FDA-approval to be used on the hands. Today, Nestlé Skin Health announced that hyaluronic acid dermal filler has been approved for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands, making it the first hyaluronic acid filler to get approval for this area.
This announcement gives the calcium-based filler Radiesse some competition, as prior to this it was the only filler to be approved by the FDA for the hands. To find out what this news means for someone considering a hand rejuvenation, we reached out to an expert injector who broke down the differences between the two fillers.
“Radiesse is a calcium-based product and Restylane is a sugar-based gel,” explains West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD. “Radiesse is sort of thicker and white, and Restylane Lyft is clear and is made of hyaluronic acid. I like Radiesse for people who have a little bit thicker skin and I usually dilute with an anesthetic or reconstitute it to thin it out. I like to use Restylane Lyft for people with thinner skin, so it may be better suited for someone a little bit older.”
The FDA approval of Restylane Lyft for the hands comes after a clinical trial of 89 patients over the age of 22. Study results showed that participants who had the backs of their hands injected the dermal fillers saw improvement in volume for up to six months. This new approval makes Restylane Lyft the only dermal filler on the market that has FDA approval on three separate treatment areas—the midface/cheeks, nasolabial folds and the backs of the hands.
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Laser technology has become a preferred option for almost all aspects of medical treatment: dentists use laser to help their patients manage gum disease, while ophthalmologists apply laser to improve their patients' vision efficiently and safely. But did you know that your Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, also offers laser treatment as a solution for a wide variety of cosmetic issues? At Z Aesthetic Dermatology, minimally-invasive cosmetic laser procedures help many of our patients regain their confidence and improve the health of their skin. Here's a couple of the ways we combine laser technology with aesthetic treatments in our practice.
Over time, everyone's skin will begin to show physical signs of aging and environmental damage in the form of redness, brown spots, wrinkles and scarring. But laser resurfacing, offered by your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, minimizes all of these flaws to give your facial skin a rejuvenated and healthy appearance. The heat of the cosmetic laser not only removes the damaged skin cells; its heat also stimulates the body to produce more collagen, the protein that is the key to youthful-looking skin. Most patients notice at least a 50 percent improvement in the appearance of their skin after just one session.
Unwanted hair, whether it's on your face, your underarms, your bikini area, or your legs, can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, and temporary hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and frustrating to repeat. Laser hair removal from your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Zedlitz, eliminates unsightly body hair and the need for repetitive treatments in one easy step! The laser is fine-tuned to only concentrate on the hairs, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. It's an amazing way to have the smooth skin you've always wanted.
These are just two of the many ways we can help you achieve beautiful and healthy skin. To learn more about how cosmetic laser can change your life for the better, contact Z Aesthetic Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Z today!
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