While the eyes and face reveal a lot about a person’s age, the hands are often a more reliable and accurate representation. The hands are used much more extensively than the face, so they can often develop wrinkles, dark spots, and veins much sooner than the face would. To counteract these age- and work-related symptoms, patients can seek hand rejuvenation surgery. The best course of treatment to minimize this skin pigmentation involves injecting dermal fillers into the affected areas or treatment via laser peeling. Injectable dermal fillers are one of Dr. Barrett’s most popular options because it is a minimally invasive procedure with limited pain. Using filler injections, such as the calcium hydroxyapatite Radiesse, can soften skin creases, revive shallow contours, and stimulate collagen growth in recessed scars to minimize their appearance. As a supplemental procedure, patients can also receive laser peeling via Fraxel (CO2 Laser) treatment, to improve skin discoloration and reduce wrinkles.
The most ideal candidates for a hand rejuvenation treatment are those who suffer from:
- Deep facial lines and wrinkles
- Sunken hand features
- Acne scars and lesions
- Not allergic to dermal fillers such as Radiesse (Note: you should not use Radiesse if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding or you have a history of severe allergies, particularly to numbing medications like Lidocaine)
Results and Recovery
Within the first few days post-treatment, you will notice your skin is softer, smoother, brighter, and more evenly toned. These improvements will become magnified over the next three to six months as your skin starts to create new collagen to support the new skin growth.