The best way to guess a person’s age is not to look at their face, but to look at their hands. Even if your face looks young and refreshed, your hands may still give away your true age.
Wrinkling, prominent veins, and age spots are a few signs of aging hands. New techniques in hand rejuvenation now allow dermatologists and cosmetic doctors to treat these signs of aging. The peels, lasers, dermal fillers, and fat grafting procedures that are used to erase sunspots and replace lost volume in the face are now commonly being used to rejuvenate the hands .
There are two major issues that must be addressed for effective hand rejuvenation – loss of volume and tone and texture of the skin. Dermal fillers can help restore volume, whereas light-based technologies and laser treatments can improve the skin tone & sun-damaged skin, remove age spots, and resolve pigmentation problems.
Your queries answered by Dr. Chytra:
If you have issues like loose and wrinkly skin on hands, signs of aging like age spots, lost volume, and poor texture of skin, you may be a good candidate for hand rejuvenation treatments.
Hand rejuvenation treatments are in-clinic treatments. The length of the procedure will depend on the specific treatments used. Minor treatment with dermal fillers may take less than an hour to complete. More extensive procedures like fatgrafting may take between 2-3 hours.
Usually, patients report little to no discomfort and can resume normal activities within 24 hours after the procedure. As the procedure is usually customised according to your needs, you will receive specific post-operative instructions which are easy to follow. The results usually last for 9 to 12 months.