|제목||[의학뉴스] FDA APPROVES HAND FILLERS FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO PLUMP THEIR HAN…|
Newsweek｜ May 30, 2018
FDA Approves Hand Fillers For People looking to Plump Their Hands
njectables have become so popular they’re almost a staple fashion accessory. Kylie Jenner’s plumped pout and the airbrushed faces of Hollywood are now easier to attain than ever with just a trip to the doctor. The injections are typically used in the face, to reduce the appearance of aging, but the United States Food and Drug Administration just approved a filler for use in the backs of hands.
In 2017 alone, plastic surgeons in the United States completed 2.69 million soft tissue filler procedures, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Those soft tissue fillers, also called dermal fillers, are used to fill lines or “restore fullness” in the face. They can be used to plump lips and make wrinkles less apparent. Different products are often employed, including hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid.
One of those products was recently approved to be used in the backs of hands to make them appear plumper or less boney. The injectable is called Restylane Lyft—a hyaluronic acid filler that can now be used for the “correction of age-related volume loss in the back of the hands for patients over the age of 21,” said a release. The filler is one of the most popular among patients.
The company that makes Restylane, Nestlé Skin Health, said the gel is the first of its kind that is FDA-approved for injecting into the backs of hands. It’s also the first one the FDA has ever approved for use anywhere in the body other than the face.
Hyaluronic acid is actually naturally-occurring in the tissues of the body. It’s a type of sugar that’s found in the skin and cartilage, according to the FDA. Even so, patients who get the injectables shouldn’t expect the results to last a lifetime. The effects of the injections only last about six to 12 months.
The gel helps hide the appearance of tendons, wrinkles and veins, according to the release. One doctor said in the release that her patients didn’t feel as though their youthful-looking faces matched their hands that appeared to be aging. The new use of the injectable solves that problem.
Some doctors were using the injectables in their patient’s hands for quite some time even before it was approved by the FDA, one doctor told the Huffington Post. But this is the first time an injectable has been approved for the specific use of hand plumping. It can be injected in small amounts to separate parts of the hand or in a lump amount and then manually moved around the back of the hand into position.