- One of the most age-telling body features is our hands. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and begin to look bony and fragile. This often results in vein and joint protrusion, thin crepey skin texture, and brown spots appearing on the skin from sun exposure.
- Combating the aging hand syndrome takes more than hand cream (though that simple step does make a difference). The latest technology has given us a set of procedures that will have similar effects as those we have been able to accomplish for the face.
- Hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers is growing in popularity because it can give the hands a fresher and more youthful appearance by volumizing the skin, minimizing wrinkles, and hiding prominent veins. Fillers containing dermal stimulants go a step further encouraging the production of collagen in the skin, leading to increased volume and prolonged treatment effectiveness.
- Radiesse 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, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins lose their prominence. Radiesse provides instant and durable long lasting results. Because Radiesse provides scaffolding for collagen building, the bodies own collagen interweaving into this structure keeps the skin feeling softly natural and smooth.
- While Radiesse provides an instant effect, Sculptra’s action delivers results over time by inducing your own collagen regeneration. The actual amount of Sculptra material placed in your skin is very minute. The final effects come about in 3 to 4 months and at that point are almost exclusively your own natural collagen.
You are an ideal candidate for hand treatments with dermal fillers if:
- Your hands show signs of ageing, and the backs of your hands have developed wrinkles and fine lines.
- Your hands have lost volume and roundness, appearing bony and thin.
- You have prominent veins on the back of your hands.
If age spots or liver spots affect your hands, a laser can be used to break up this pigment so the body can eliminate it. This laser seeks out darker pigment and fragments the pigment particles. As they are reduced to ultra-microscopic size, these dark pigment cells quickly surface and are both eliminated by the bodies clean up cells as well as by the natural turnover of epidermal tissue.
Your hands will need to be protected from future sun damage (the main culprit in all unwanted pigmentation) by regular use of sun protection. Persistent use of sunscreen is a necessary step, no matter what cosmetic procedure is chosen.