What is Hand Rejuventation?
Apart from the face and neck, the hand is the most visible unclothed area of the body.
Cosmetic patients notice that the aged appearance of their hands contrasts with their rejuvenated face and increasingly request hand rejuvenation procedures. One of the keys to successful rejuvenation for any part of the body but particularly the hands is understanding the deficits and addressing each with the most successful treatment.
Multi-Modality Hand Rejuvenation is a safe, effective, and lasting way to improve the appearance of the dorsal hand. As we age the skin on the dorsum of the hand thins, becomes more transparent, and prone to sun induced discolorations. All of these make the dorsum of the hand appear aged. The aged appearance of the hands can be significantly improved with a few simple and effective office treatments.
Aged hands that need rejuvenated typically have the 3D’s:
Dyschromia, Dermal Thinning, and Depletion of Volume.
Dyschromia – The hands see a lot of sun over a lifetime; just like the face or decolletage. Sun damage is manifest in discolorations or age spots which is a reaction by the body to sun exposure.
Dermal Thinning – Loss of collagen and elastin over time is evident in our hands as we age and results in the “sagging” of skin. Resurfacing of the dorsal skin with Topicals, Peels, or Lasers, can increase the collagen content in the epidermis and dermis.
Depletion of Volume – Volume restoration has been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prominent structures in the aging hand. Intrinsic aging of the hands is characterized by loss of dermal elasticity and atrophy of the subcutaneous tissue.
When should you consider hand rejuvenation?
If your hands have prominent veins and tendons because of sub-dermal volume loss.
If the back of your hands are wrinkled and thin.
If your hands have age (dark) spots
If your hands would benefit from improved skin tone and color