One of the most telling signs of a person’s age is the appearance of their hands, which is why many people choose to undergo hand rejuvenation procedures to help reverse the natural aging process.
It is common knowledge to practice a quality skin-care regimen for the face and neck, but not as much focus is directed toward the hands. Destination Aesthetics provides hand rejuvenation treatment in order to reduce the appearance of skeletal features, vein protrusion and hyperpigmentation. By combining a volumizing filler with Cutera Excel V laser treatment, the hands can regain their youthful qualities.
Why Consider Hand Rejuvenation?
Other than the face, the hands are subjected to an incredible amount of exposure in a lifetime. UV rays, dirt and bacteria, manual labor and the natural aging process all contribute to hands looking bony and frail. Regardless of how well you moisturize your face, aging hands will reveal your age almost immediately, which can lead many individuals to feel self-conscious about their overall appearance.
Benefits of hand rejuvenation include:
- Smooth and youthful-looking skin
- Hands that complement the aesthetics of the face and neck
- Improved self-confidence
- Immediate results that are also long-lasting
- Stimulated natural collagen production in the body
- Minimally invasive and relatively painless
- Nonsurgical with very little downtime afterwards
- Usable for men and women with various skin complexions
Hand rejuvenation at Destination Aesthetics can promote smoother and plumper skin with the use of injectable fillers. Additionally, cosmetic laser treatment can be used to balance the skin tone and remove age spots and prominent veins. The cosmetic laser procedures used on the hands are gentle enough to keep any risk of hyperpigmentation (excess of pigment) or scarring at bay.
Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation
Dermal fillers specifically treat wrinkles in the face and hands. Radiesse® contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which is one of the fillers we use for hand rejuvenation and works to immediately increase the volume in the skin as well as promote the natural production of collagen within the body. Collagen is a protein that your body produces in order to strengthen tissues, and when used to cosmetically treat sunken features, collagen can improve skin elasticity and restore a more youthful appearance. We also use Juvederm® Ultra Plus for hand rejuvenation, which is a hyaluronic acid filler.
Each filler is administered through a fine needle into the affected area of the hands, and you will notice results immediately once the filler has been injected. Although the gel is metabolized over time, your body will continue to produce natural collagen and stimulate vibrant skin. Results have shown to last up to a year or more in some individuals.
Because the injection is applied directly into the hand, clients may experience mobility issues and have difficulty performing daily tasks immediately after the procedure. These side effects, along with any swelling or bruising, should subside within a few days.
Rejuvenating Hands with the CUTERA® Excel V Laser
It may not be enough to simply increase the volume of the hands. Although skeletal-looking hands with protruding veins may get resolved with dermal fillers, age spots and other discoloration can still make your hands look worn. Using the CUTERA® Excel V laser, any skin pigmentation affecting the hands can be removed.
The CUTERA® Excel V laser uses a high-frequency beam to target age spots on the hands, and the energy applied to the treatment area immediately diminishes pigmentation. The laser is effective for all skin types due to its adjustable wavelengths and treatment only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The procedure is minimally invasive with only mild pain during and immediately after the procedure, and primary side effects typically include redness, slight swelling and bruising. Combing Excel V laser treatment with dermal fillers enhances the hands both inside and out.
Hand Rejuvenation at Destination Aesthetics
The specifics of your treatment can be outlined during a complimentary procedure with the Destination Aesthetics team. During our time together, we will discuss the concerns you have with your hands as well as your goals for treatment. We will perform a thorough evaluation on your skin and select the treatment option that is best suited for your natural bodily contours as well as your general health.
Typically, if you notice veins or tendons in your hands along with wrinkled skin, age spots and an uneven skin tone, hand rejuvenation may be right for you. However, certain qualifiers must be met before receiving treatment. Clients who are allergic to any of the active ingredients in dermal fillers should not receive it. Additionally, those who are pregnant, nursing or suffer from certain skin disorders may not be candidates for hand rejuvenation. We strive for an open and inclusive environment, which is why we encourage you to disclose any medical history associated with your desired procedure. If you have questions regarding hand rejuvenation, please do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule a consultation.