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Don’t Let Your Hands AGE YOU!

by Todd Case | Oct 19, 2012
hand rejuvenation

Although many people improve the appearance of their face with surgical interventions like face lifts or the use of injectable fillers (like Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm or autologous fat transfer) or neurotoxins (like Botox or Dysport), they fail to address the appearance of their aging hands. The appearance of your hands can give away your true age.

As we age, our hands, like our face, undergo changes which cause a loss in volume and a more boney appearance. Like in the face, there is loss of fatty tissue, muscle mass and bone volume, with subsequent laxity of the overlying skin. The skin may develop sun damage and pigmentation variation as well. As a result, the veins on the back of the hands become more prominent and unsightly. Also, people who are very athletic may develop prominent veins on the back of their hands, resulting in a less soft and feminine appearance.

Turn back the clock with these pro tricks and let your friends wonder.

  1. Direct excision of excess lax skin can tighten up the crepey appearance of the back of the hands.
  2. The use of injectable fillers or autologous fat transfer can add volume to correct the hollow appearance and camouflage the prominent appearance of the veins. The injectable fillers offer temporary improvement and maintenance treatments will likely be needed. Autologous fat transfer although yielding long lasting results requires a surgical procedure, liposuction, to harvest the necessary fat to be processed and injected.
  3. Intense Pulsed Light like treatments, combined light energy and radiofrequency, or microlaser peels may also improve the pigmentation and/or laxity of the backs of the hands.

So relax in just 30 minutes, you can repair, refirm or replenish contours and volume for an instant hand makeover. For more information visit our website at www.drtoddcase.com