Hand rejuvenation combines minimally invasive procedures including volume restoration and skin resurfacing. In the current climate of very common facial rejuvenation procedures, the hands are neglected and the only remaining telltale sign of age. Characteristics that are treatable with minimally invasive procedures include the bony appearance, visible tendons, visible/prominent veins along with skin pigmentation changes and wrinkles.
- Persons with anatomic changes consistent with aging hands both Male and Female
- Persons with pigmentation, moles, wrinkling and poor skin texture of the hands
- Persons with skin that has thinned enough to outline bones, tendons and veins in the hand
- For volume restoration the 2 primary methods used in our practice are Radiesse and Fat Grafting, which is also known as Fat Transfer.
- Both procedures are done in the office.
- For skin resurfacing a Fractionated CO2 Laser is used to erase the pigmentation changes, smooth rough skin and improve fine wrinkles.
- Radiesse is an injectable soft tissue filler that has FDA approval for the correction of volume loss in the hand
- Results are seen immediately and can last up to 1 year
- Fat transfer involves removing fat from another site on the body, usually the abdomen, flanks or thighs with liposuction methods.
- The fat is reintroduced into the hand in small drops to fill the areas of deficiency.
- This procedure may require more than one treatment but lasts longer than the injectable soft tissue products.
- This depends on the degree of rejuvenation desired
- Some patients choose only resurfacing, only volume restoration but both can be performed in stages.
- Resurfacing usually requires a downtime of 5-10 days as the skin heals and refreshens
- For Radiesse there is essentially no downtime.
- Fat transfer requires healing time of the area where the fat is taken from and the hands remains mildly swollen for approximately 1-2 weeks after the procedure.