Dr. Louis DeJoseph Introduces Noninvasive Treatment To Augment Hands

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Patients can achieve youthful looking hands thanks to the injectable filler Radiesse

Dr. Louis DeJoseph, one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Atlanta, announced today that his practice Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery is now offering hand augmentation for patients using the injectable filler Radiesse. The FDA recently approved the use of Radiesse to correct volume loss that occurs in the dorsum of the hands.

According to Dr. DeJoseph, Radiesse creates smooth, natural-looking hands that can last up to one year. Radiesse accomplishes this by producing an immediate volumizing effect that helps reduce the visibility of veins and tendons in the hands.

Randomized, controlled U.S. trials of Radiesse showed 98 percent of patients treated during the trials experienced improvement in the appearance of their hands at three months. Furthermore, the procedure is non-invasive and causes little side effects for patients. Minor side effects may include injection site reactions such as redness, swelling, bruising, and pain. When these side effects occur, they are typically mild to moderate and short in duration lasting about one week. These side effects also require no treatment. Furthermore, no severe device-related adverse side effects have been reported.

Dr. DeJoseph has used Radiesse at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery for quite some time to reduce facial wrinkles, creases, and scars. This synthetic injectable filler reduces unsightly skin marks by augmenting the body’s natural supply of collagen. Radiesse is comprised of microspheres in a biocompatible gel. Because it is made from the same minerals found in the body, there is no risk of allergic reaction. In addition to use on the hands, Radiesse is most commonly used to treat imperfections around the lips, nose, and corners of the mouth.

Radiesse is manufactured by Merz North America, which is the U.S. affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group. The expansion of Radiesse to treat hands was born out of the fact that clinical research has shown an increase in the attention being paid to the aesthetics of the hands, particularly among those who have previously undergone facial rejuvenation procedures. Merz has actively been exploring unmet needs in the U.S. aesthetic market leading them to expand Radiesse for use improving the appearance of hands.

In addition to Radiesse, Dr. DeJoseph also offers a number of injectable fillers designed to improve the aesthetics of the face. These include Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Sculptra, and Juvederm.

Dr. DeJoseph is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and laser surgery. He joined Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in 2002 and soon became a full partner in the practice with Dr. Marc Klein. He is one of 30 physicians who operates with a Center of Excellence accreditation. The center is dedicated to the development and enhancement of cosmetic and laser surgery techniques and has set the standard for superior care in the Atlanta area. Dr. DeJoseph enjoys a strong national reputation for his work as he is a frequent lecturer on facial plastic surgery at national conferences. When working with patients, Dr. DeJoseph’s goal is to form a trusting relationship from the beginning, which leads to better communication and better results. To learn more about Dr. DeJoseph, please visit http://www.picosmeticsurgery.com.

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