Although people usually take care of their face, an often neglected part of the body are the hands. It also is one of the places that tend to age the quickest for both men and women. However, there are several procedures that can be done to ensure that your hands look your best.
When hands age they tend to lose volume, causing the skin to sag and look thinner. You can see bones and veins more prominently, which makes hands appear aged. Similarly to procedures done on one’s face, fillers can be used in order to plump up the skin and renew the hands, Dr. Green uses Sculptra, Restylane or Radiesse. Radiesse was the first filler FDA approved for the back of the hands. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both beneficial in the short and long term.
In addition to that, Thermage is a popular option for hand rejuvenation via filler. Thermage can help reduce the appearance of “crepe-like” skin on ones hands that often appears with old age.
Patients are prepared here in Dr. Green’s office with a topical numbing cream and then the injections themselves are relatively painless. The entire procedure takes about an hour including time for numbing, however the results are immediate and can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
Treatment for sun spots & brown spots
Another reason skin may appear more “aged” are sun spots and brown spots which can be reduced by lasers that Dr. Green uses in her office. There are primarily two types of lasers she uses, the first is the Fraxel and the second is the AlexTrivantage.
The Fraxel laser is used for patients who may have a lot of brown spots that are not very pigmented. The beauty of the Fraxel laser is that it is also multi-purpose and can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and promote collagen growth as well. The AlexTrivantage is a more targeted laser so it can get brown spots that perhaps the Fraxel would miss.
A topical numbing cream is put on so the pain level is minimal and there is little to no downtime involved. Both lasers can require multiple treatments, spaced about a month apart, in order to get the desired effect.
Hand rejuvenation before & after photos
57 year old male treated for sun spots with AlexTrivantage laser
Volume replacement with fillers before and after
Hand rejuvenation is always a two pronged approach, treating the volume loss as well as the skin’s pigment and tone. Dr. Green is a leading NYC dermatologist who is very experienced in both; please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary with each patient.