While many patients focus on the face when it comes to anti-aging, the hands can be sometimes neglected. The hands can become thin, ropey, and age-spotted, even though the rest of the face and body are youthful and radiant. We offer many different techniques to rejuvenate the hands through surgical and non-surgical techniques, leaving them soft, youthful, and healthy.
Hand rejuvenation refers to a set of procedures that seek to restore volume and rejuvenate the skin of the hands. The hands can be subject to aging just like the face and body, and give away your age more than other areas. Hand rejuvenation can be customized to your unique anatomy and needs when it comes to achieving beautiful, youthful hands with the help of some surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Patients that benefit most from hand rejuvenation are those with signs of aging in the hands that make them appear inconsistent with signs of aging in the face or body. This includes age spots, low volume, and a ropey appearance. Candidacy for hand rejuvenation can depend on which techniques you opt for— if you opt for surgical or minimally-invasive techniques, then you should be able to undergo surgery and have no medical conditions that might impair your recovery. If you opt for non-surgical techniques, you should be sure to discuss any allergies or skin conditions in order to help us select the best treatments for you.
There are many different techniques that can be used to rejuvenate the hand and you can select the best options for you during a consultation. Here are some of our most effective techniques.
This technique uses liposuction to graft fat cells from fatty areas to areas of low volume, like the hands. Although it’s minimally invasive, many patients like it for its long-term results and natural techniques, since your own fat cells are used to augment the hands instead of synthetic products. Fat transfer techniques can require a few days of downtime as your incisions heal.
Injectable options are very popular for use in the face to restore volume, but they can also be effectively used in the hands to fill in thinning, aged areas. We offer the Juvéderm family of injectables which offer temporary results if you’re unable to undergo surgery or would like to explore your aesthetic goals.
Although the hands commonly lose volume, they can also be subject to skin imperfections like age spots. We offer many different skin treatments that can rejuvenate the skin and boost your skin’s natural cell turnover rate, restoring volume and healthy, new cells. Skin treatments like chemical peels or microneedling can cause your hands to produce new skin cells to replace old, dead ones, while laser treatments like Intense Pulsed Light technology can reduce pigmentation like age spots.
Like other areas of the body, the hands can experience loose skin that enhances the appearance of low volume and thinness. With a surgical procedure at our private, accredited facility, we can excise thinned and loose skin to enhance the contours of the hands. This surgery can accompany fat transfer techniques for even better results.
Your hand rejuvenation process will be tailored to your intended results, which will be discussed during your consultation. In the case of dermal filler and skin treatments, your treatment session can be a quick and easy part of a package to restore your hands. For surgery or fat grafting techniques, we can perform invasive procedures at our accredited facility and you can most likely return home the same day. During your consultation with our experts, you’ll receive a full plan of what to expect from your hand rejuvenation process.
Your results will depend mostly on whether you opt for long-term options or not. In the case of skin treatments or dermal fillers, you can expect your results to last from a few months to a year or more before you will need to return for additional treatments. With long-term options, you can expect more permanent results, although these techniques cannot stop the process of aging. We generally recommend that you opt for surgical techniques with non-surgical procedures like skin treatments to prolong your great results. Overall, however, you can expect fuller, more youthful hands after a treatment package with us.
During a consultation at our St. Joseph office, we can create a customized treatment plan that is unique to you and your intended results. We can also answer any questions you may have and determine the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals with a professional recommendation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.