Our hands will always be the first to show the signs of aging skin and as we age, we must remember that our hands will age as well. Most of the time people spend a good amount of time trying to make their face look younger but that may be the only place they concentrate on. The face is often given most of the attention since it is the largest determinant of the physical status of a person. We are therefore often caught unaware by less noticed conditions like aging hands and sometimes it can be too late, to a point of disappointment because if they become exceedingly aged, then they can look very unimpressive. However, the good news is that this condition can still be attended to and controlled at levels where one is still proud of his or her hand even as old age rocks in.
It is perhaps interesting to note that hands actually start to age much earlier than other parts of the body. The explanation to this is that the hands are always in motion doing every simple thing that can be imagined in the daily life of an individual; including taking care of the face that is very much valued! The aging hand can be taken care of by use of hand rejuvenation procedures that are available. The treatment of the hand achieves removal of skin spots, volume restoration, and an increase of skin tightness and improvement of skin firmness.
What Is Hands Rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation can be achieved with a variety of different procedures, either performed on their own or in combination. A consultation with us is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for hand rejuvenation and which procedure or combination of procedures can best meet your needs.
To enhance volume, dermal fillers can be used where it works by plumping up the skin hence causing less visibility of tendons and veins. The overall effect of this treatment is that it makes the look of the hands free of wrinkles and younger in appearance. There are several other procedures which can be used to rejuvenate the hands. Fat Transfer is a type of procedure in which fat is removed from another area of the body like the abdomen or hips and then transferred into the hands. Laser resurfacing is an ideal treatment for age spots and other pigmentation problems occurring on the hands. Radio frequency is a good option for treating loose skin. Chemical peels may be used to treat age spots and other pigmentation problems, while Sclerotherapy can help to diminish the appearance of unsightly veins. Microdermabrasion can be used to “polish” the skin by removing the skin’s superficial first layer.
Who Are Good Candidates for Hands Rejuvenation?
Good candidates for treatment include healthy individuals who have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of the hands.
How Is a Hands Rejuvenation Procedure Performed?
For thin, transparent-looking hands resulting from a loss of fat, injectable filler can be administered in the office setting using a local anesthetic. Dermal fillers injections immediately re-plump and replenish volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance instantly. Placed beneath the skin, dermal fillers raise the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins lose their prominence. This treatment provides instant results. Procedure is quick and essentially painless.
The treatment increases the skin’s thickness and stimulates natural collagen production, leaving hands smoother and plumper. Unlike other fillers it is actually proven to stimulate the production of healthy collagen so eventually the skin starts to behave like younger skin on its own.
The best results appear three to four weeks after the last treatment.
How Long Does a Hands Rejuvenation Injection Last?
A single treatment provides instant results that can last anywhere from six to eighteen months. We recommend a 4 to 6 monthly single maintenance treatment once the results are achieved.
What Are Side Effects of Hands Rejuvenation?
While treatment is relatively painless and normal activities can be resumed immediately, some patients may experience minor bruising or swelling.