Hands can show a lot about a person. We use them constantly, and they are often the first thing to show signs of aging. They can lose volume over time and become ropey, with visible veins and tendons. They are often left to the drying elements if you don’t wear gloves regularly in cold weather. They can also be subject to more sun damage than other parts of the body, since many people forget to put sunscreen on their hands or it washes off. Whatever the cause, these options for hand rejuvenation can help restore youthful, beautiful hands.
These injectables use natural or synthetic substances to add volume back to areas that have lost it. The most common filler used on the hands is Radiesse, which uses calcium hydroxylapatite, a compound found in the bones. Although it lasts up to a year and then is naturally absorbed into the body, it’s well known to produce a natural and subtly-voluminous result. If you would like to try something noninvasive, a filler might be a good option.
Surgical Fat Transfer
For a longer-lasting result, fat transfer can be used. This is usually done by removing fat through Liposuction from a fatty area of the body, like the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs. The fat is then optimized, meaning that any excess fluid or tissue is removed from the fat, and is then carefully injected into the hand where volume has been lost. While not all of the new fat is taken in by the body, it will exist in the hand long-term, and the cells will change with weight loss or gain. Since a Liposuction procedure is necessary, this option is preferable for patients seeking other fat removal procedures that can be done in conjunction.
Laser Skin Treatments
Along with volume restoration, skin treatments can give your hands new life. Laser treatments with BBL (Broadband Light) target the pigment in the skin, removing age spots and sun damage. While fillers and fat transfer can restore volume, they can’t remove the damaged, aging skin that can also contribute to aesthetically unpleasing hands. Laser treatments might take multiple sessions before the best results begin to show, but are quick, easy, and require no downtime.
Our hands can take a beating over the course of a lifetime, so be good to them! Moisturize regularly, and contact our office if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sieber to discuss rejuvenating your hands.