Hand Rejuvenation Special at San Diego Dermatology Practice
Del Mar, CA — As a dermatologist in San Diego, Deborah H. Atkin, MD offers a range of skin care procedures and products. By taking an individualized approach to each patient, she says she strives to help each patient reach their aesthetic goals and achieve a greater amount of confidence in their skin. Dr. Atkin says she has recently seen an increase in patients concerned about “aging hand syndrome.” While the aging process is often more noticeable in the hands as skin becomes lax and wrinkled over time, Dr. Atkin says Radiesse® not only creates lasting and effective results for facial rejuvenation, but also hand rejuvenation.
Radiesse® originally received FDA approval in 2006 as an injectable filler shown to correct facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months. According to the latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Americans received more than 174,000 Radiesse® injections in 2011. As the treatment continues to evolve, Dr. Atkin says the use of Radiesse for hand rejuvenation is another significant indicator of the importance of remaining in touch with the latest developments in the dermatologic industry.
At Dr. Atkin’s dermatology practice, Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar, she says Radiesse in San Diego is seen as a popular and effective treatment for both facial and hand rejuvenation because of its ability to stimulate the production of new collagen. However, Dr. Atkin says patients are not often aware of the benefits Radiesse® has to offer for hand rejuvenation. “Patients often come in upset about aging changes in their hands, but are not familiar with the treatments available.”
Dr. Atkin says her approach to hand rejuvenation is typically a two-part process. First, Radiesse® is used to restore the volume in the hands and hide the appearance of veins and tendons. She then follows the injections with laser hand resurfacing or photo-rejuvenation to address unevenness in skin pigmentation caused by age spots, sun spots, or other related conditions. “Younger looking hands are usually free of brown sun-damaged spots and have more volume. With aging and thinning of the subcutaneous area, tendons and blood vessels become more apparent. When we add filler, thus volume, the normal youthful appearance returns.”
As part of her dedication to helping patients achieve the aesthetic appearance they desire, Dr. Atkin will be offering a free laser hand resurfacing treatment for all patients that schedule Radiesse® injections for hand rejuvenation in April. Valued at $550, Dr. Atkin says providing this special offer is important to her because she wants her patients to experience the full potential of a total hand rejuvenation at her practice.
About Deborah H. Atkin, MD
After completing her medical school training at UCLA, Deborah H. Atkin, MD completed her dermatology specialty training at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, and is currently a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, lecturing for both professional organizations. Dr. Atkin has authored a number of medical articles on topics as far-reaching as hair loss, laser treatment of hyperpigmentation, and photodynamic therapy. At her practice, Dr. Atkin performs every step of the treatment, regardless of whether a patient is undergoing laser skin resurfacing, treatment for acne or rosacea, or BOTOX® injections.
Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar is located at 12865 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite 160, Del Mar, CA 92014. Dr. Atkin can be reached at (858) 350-7546, or online at dermdelmar.com and the Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar Facebook page.