As you get older, your hands lose volume, fat and elasticity. The fatty layer of the hand disappears, so the skin is more translucent and shriveled, and you see underlying structures like bones, tendons and veins.
Environmental factors also play a major role in aging hands. The hands receive as much sun exposure as the face, though they are usually less protected. Sun damage causes textural problems as well as pigmentation issues, such as age spots.
How can the hands be rejuvenated?
For effective hand rejuvenation, there are two major issues that must be addressed: loss of soft-tissue volume, and problems with skin tone and texture. Dermal fillers and natural fat grafting can help restore volume, while laser treatments can improve sun-damaged skin, remove age spots, and correct pigmentation problems. Laser skin resurfacing is also an excellent way to improve skin tone and texture, while reducing the signs of aging on the hands.
Fillers can help repair the underlying structure of the skin and replace lost volume. These dermal fillers are injected under the skin in a simple, outpatient procedure, with no patient downtime. Fat grafting uses your own natural fat to provide long-lasting, youthful-looking contours. During the fat grafting process, excess fat is harvested from another area of the body and then carefully re-injected into the hands. Patients experience little to no discomfort and have minimal downtime.
Today’s sophisticated laser technology can improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, correct pigmentation issues, and promote vibrant, beautiful, and younger-looking skin. During treatment, laser energy targets both damaged skin at the surface, as well as aging collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. The heat from the laser also stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin in the months following the procedure. Found in abundance in young, healthy skin, collagen and elastin provide natural skin firmness and elasticity.
Who is a good candidate for hand rejuvenation treatments?
People who wish to reduce the signs of aging on the hands, restore lost volume, and improve the tone and texture of skin in the hands may be good candidates for hand rejuvenation treatments
How can I prepare for hand rejuvenation treatments?
Patients having dermal filler injections or fat grafting should avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen-containing products, St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, and other blood thinners (unless medically necessary) for 1 week prior to treatment in order to minimize the risk of bruising. Patients should also avoid red wine and multivitamins for 2 days prior to treatment.
What should I expect during hand rejuvenation treatment?
The length of the procedure will vary, depending on which specific treatments are used. Minor treatment with dermal fillers may take less than an hour to complete. Topical or local numbing is used for hand rejuvenation treatments.
Every procedure is different, and you will receive detailed post-operative instructions for your specific needs. In general, patients usually report little to no discomfort from hand rejuvenation treatments and can resume normal activities within 24 hours after the procedure.
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