Are You in Need of Hand Rejuvenation?
Friday, March 1, 2013
If you really want to guess how old
someone is, just take a quick look at their hands. Sun spots, discoloration,
bulging ligaments and sagging skin can add years to an otherwise youthful
Until recently, little could be done to
erase signs of aging on the hands. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic
enhancement have made hand rejuvenation a viable possibility.
Hand Rejuvenation Options
Hand rejuvenation, also known as a “hand
lift,” can take years off your hands in just minutes, with results that can
last up to a year or longer.
The rejuvenation process usually involves
a combination of procedures. Laser treatments such as Fraxel, synthetic fillers
(Radiesse, Juvederm) and/or fat transfer are simple, relatively inexpensive
ways to improve the tone, texture and quality of your hands.
Laser treatments such as Fraxel are ideal for
uneven pigmentation and wrinkling. While IPL and CO2 laser are great for
targeting undesirable sun damage, a series of treatment sessions are often
necessary to achieve desired results.
Synthetic fillers or fat transfer are
used to restore volume to hands that appear skeleton-like. Following injection,
immediate results are visible and may improve over time. With synthetic
fillers, maintenance treatments are necessary to achieve long-term results. Fat
transfer however, usually provides permanent enhancement.
Risks Associated with Hand Rejuvenation
All cosmetic procedures have risks.
Though uncommon, laser hand rejuvenation may cause temporary acne breakouts,
skin discoloration, inflammation or scarring. Dermal fillers and fat transfer
carry relatively little risk. Some risks include overcorrection or under
correction, tissue lumps, bleeding or scarring.