As we age, we lose volume in the back of the hands, causing the appearance of tendons, wrinkles and veins to become more pronounced. Hyaluronic acid is a natural occurring substance in the skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. As it diminishes with age, it causes the skin to lose volume, while increasing the chances for wrinkles to appear.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler Restylane® Lyft for the correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands for patients over the age of 21. It is the first and only HA injectable gel to be FDA-approved for restoring volume to the back of the hands, providing more youthful-looking hands and is now the first and only dermal filler with 3 FDA-approved treatment areas – the midface/cheek area, nasolabial folds, and now the back of the hands.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, one of the clinical study investigators for Restylane Lyft for hands is now available to discuss this new treatment option that will allow doctors to address the 78% of women over the age of 35 who wish they could change the way their hands look.