Hand rejuvenation refers to a diverse set of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments centered around addressing the signs of aging and gravity in the hands. The hands are the first place that aging becomes apparent as patients get older. They can often be a giveaway when other signs of aging don't crop up, and they can also be a source of low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, reminding patients that their bodies are changing. Many of the basic issues caused by aging occur in that region, including a lack of skin elasticity, wrinkles, pigmentation, volume loss, and skin abnormalities. The veins on the back of the hand become more apparent. The bones protrude, and the area gains a sunken, sinewy appearance. Hand rejuvenation makes use of a large toolkit of techniques that have been proven effective in addressing all of these problems. The process of doing so will begin with a series of consultations. Providers will meet with their patients, listen to their concerns, and help develop a treatment plan. This plan will vary depending upon unique biological factors, medical history, and the issues each patient would like to treat. Not every solution is right for every patient, and there may be a variety of choices to choose from.
The type of procedures used will vary widely, but they all address the specific signs of aging that so many patients deal with. They may also provide multiple solutions, treating all of the various issues at once, depending upon which problems are present in the hands. Volume loss can be treated with dermal fillers, injected beneath the skin. Fillers can also help to treat a loss of skin elasticity, loss of collagen, and they may help to erase fine wrinkles and lines. Fat transfer is known to have a similar effect. It involves removing fat from one area of the body with liposuction and injecting it into the hand. Many patients choose to avoid it because it requires general anesthesia. Age spots, elasticity, freckles, and other types of pigmentation may be addressed with laser treatment or light therapy, such as intense pulsing light, but they may not be able to treat volume loss. Chemical peels may be effective in treating pigmentation, and they're known for providing a smoother skin tone. Sometimes patients like to go with more drastic options, such as fat transfer. Others prefer to stick with minimal or non-invasive options. This could be a personal preference, or it could be necessary to avoid risks.