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Calcium Hydroxyapatite to Treat the Hands

  • Carlos Roberto AntonioEmail author
  • Lívia Arroyo Trídico
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Part of the Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology book series (CAPCD)

Abstract

As time goes by, the appearance of the hands undergoes several changes due to the natural aging process. Once this body region is an open area that is usually in evidence, the search for aesthetic procedures that may ensure its rejuvenation has become a permanent concern. Because of the loss of volume and elasticity on the back of the hands, the vessels and tendons become more apparent as well as the emergence of wrinkles, which characterizes an aged hand. Dermal fillers guarantee good results considering the reversal of this process and the restoration of the volume loss. The calcium hydroxyapatite is biocompatible, nonantigenic, and biodegradable, and the fillers consisting of such material have characteristics that provide excellent results in the treatment of aged hands, besides presenting minimal side effects and ensuring an extended duration for more than 6 months.

Keywords

Hand Skin aging Hydroxyapatites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Roberto Antonio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lívia Arroyo Trídico
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologic SurgeryFaculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (Famerp)São José do Rio PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (Famerp)São José do Rio PretoBrazil

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