SARASOTA, FLA. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Elizabeth Callahan, MD, founder and medical director of SkinSmart Dermatology®, is pleased to be one of the first in the area to offer RADIESSE® filler treatment for volume loss in the hands. RADIESSE provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to one year in most patients. Treating the hands with RADIESSE is an in-office procedure that can usually be completed in 10 minutes.
“We are excited to be one of the first dermatology practices in Sarasota to be able to offer RADIESSE for the hands to our patients. I have been trained on the proper technique for administering the treatment to assure the safe and effective outcome for my patients by the manufacturer, and I am pleased that SkinSmart has been designated a RADIESSE Center of Excellence,” said Callahan. “It’s a huge honor to be named a Center of Excellence, and gives patients the highest level of confidence in choosing SkinSmart for their treatment.”
“In recent years, I’ve seen an increase in the number of patients who are seeking aesthetic treatments for their hands. The hands don’t lie— so even after providing a more youthful appearance of the face, a patient’s age can easily be given away by the appearance of his or her hands. RADIESSE allows me to restore the volume in the back of the hands, enhancing the appearance and also provides the opportunity to treat both their hands and their face. With RADIESSE for hands, I am thrilled to be able to provide an FDA-approved treatment for patients in my practice who are ready for this next step in their aesthetic regimen,” added Callahan.
In a randomized, controlled US trial, blinded evaluators reported that RADIESSE improved the appearance of both hands in 75 percent of treated patients at three months. Importantly, 98 percent of treated patients also reported improvement in the appearance of their hands at three months. Improved aesthetic outcomes as measured on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) after initial and repeat treatments correlating with clinical improvement were demonstrated in this study, with all primary and secondary endpoints being met.
Most adverse events were injection site reactions such as swelling, redness, pain and bruising, which were usually mild to moderate, short in duration (lasting about one week), and required no treatment. No severe device-related adverse events were reported that required treatment. To learn more, please visit sarasotadermatologist.com or radiesse.com
About SkinSmart Dermatology
SkinSmart Dermatology was established in 2005 by Founder and Medical Director Elizabeth F. Callahan, MD, and has become one of the fastest growing multi-specialty practices in the United States. It has grown from an original staff of four to its current staff of almost 40. SkinSmart Dermatology is currently the only dermatological practice from Tampa to Port Charlotte with two fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeons on staff. Dr. Callahan and her team of dermatology experts can be reached at SkinSmart Dermatology, 5911 N. Honore Avenue, Suite 210, Sarasota, FL 34243. Phone: 941-308-7546. Web site: sarasotadermatologist.com
*Verified by the American Society of Mohs Surgeons, January 2015.