Hands are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging because they receive so much exposure. Sunlight, the elements and the natural aging process all contribute to the development of darkened spots and precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs making our hands look bony and old.
Aging and sun damage can cause loss of soft tissue and premature aging in the hand. The skin becomes looser and the sun causes wrinkling, thinning and spotting of the skin. Hand rejuvenation uses several techniques to resolve the issues of atrophy, skin wrinkling and discoloration of the aging hand. These procedures can fill in the contour, decrease wrinkling, prominent veins, and some color changes.
Abrams Dermatology offers an exciting brand new treatment option to help turn back the hands of time. Our Hand Rejuvenation treatments can help restore your hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatments are available to choose from to reverse the signs of aging and give their hands a more youthful appearance.
Am I a good candidate for hand rejuvenation?
We recommend hand rejuvenation to patients with hand concerns relating to :
By using a combination of different procedures, we can help you regain a youthful look.
After taking a full medical history and answering important questions regarding your health, we will examine your hands for skin type, texture, thickness and any problem areas. After communicating your concerns and expectations, a procedure plan will be made and several options will be discussed.
Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
The Age Reversal Hand Rejuvenation treatment is a multi-treatment approach which begins with a gentle laser skin resurfacing treatment to improve skin color, textural irregularities and collagen production on the hands. Laser skin resurfacing treatments may include:
In addition to a laser skin resurfacing treatment, injectable fillers are used to plump and rejuvenate sunken areas. Common injectable fillers for the hands include:
The Age Reversal Hand Rejuvenation Treatment can be performed in just one or two quick visits. We recommend subsequent treatments once a year to increase length of treatments and maintain the youthful result.
Which Injectable Fillers is right for me?
The next steps in Hand Rejuvenation treatment are injectable fillers. The purposes of the fillers are to plump up the skin surrounding the bony and veiny areas to create a more youthful looking hand. The types of fillers most commonly used for hand rejuvenation are Radiesse and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Radiesse is composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, made from the same minerals found in human bones and therefore carries little risk of allergic reaction. This injectable filler provides immediate results and typically lasts for 12-24 months.
Sculptra® Aesthetic stimulates your own body to create new collagen, a protein responsible for healthy skin and tissue. There is no allergy test required for this particular injectable because it is made up of synthetic, bio compatible material that consists of poly-L-lactic acid. Unlike Radiesse, results from Sculptra® Aesthetic appear gradually, not immediately. In order to achieve optimal results using this injectable filler, a patient may have to undergo three to four treatment sessions. Results from Sculptra® Aesthetic are long lasting and may last up to three years.
What will be the results?
After any swelling or redness from the hand rejuvenation procedures have resolved, you will notice more youthful looking hands. The appearance of the skin should be filled-out and smooth, with little or no brown spots or veins.
How long will it last?
It is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and to take precautions like wearing gloves and moisturizing the skin regularly to extend the life of your hand rejuvenation results.
Temporary fillers usually last from 3 months to one year. Injections may be repeated when necessary.
Results of skin tightening will depend on the type of treatment used. All resurfacing techniques can be difficult and/or risky to repeat. Patients with a history of impaired healing, such as diabetes, ongoing sun exposure, and smoking will see both a lower initial result and a less lasting result.
Our provider will review your goals and expectations and help you determine the treatment that is best appropriate for you.