There’s a way to make sure your hands don’t give your age away! We often focus on other parts of our body, but our hands are important to take care of too. The skin we have on our hands will be exposed to the elements a lot and is very delicate. The elements like the wind, cold, and sun can have a very visible effect on the skin on your hands. This can leave your hands looking much different over time. We also lose volume in the hands over time similarly to our face. Losing volume can really accentuate tendons and veins that make you look much older than you are. There are cosmetic procedures that can rejuvenate your hands to address these indicators of the aging process.
Dr. Rammos is extensively trained in the latest non-surgical and surgical options for hand rejuvenation. Overall dullness, brown patches, and sun spots can typically be rejuvenated through the BBL. Fillers can restore lost volume by plumping up the skin and getting rid of ropey looking veins, however the results are not permanent. Fat grafting is a much longer lasting solution to lost volume in the hands. This is when fat is removed from other parts of the body where you feel there is too much, and the fat is moved via injection into your hands. Your initial consultation with Dr. Rammos will cover all these options extensively with you.
Hand Rejuvenation Techniques
Multiple treatments with the BBL laser may be necessary to eliminate sun spots, dullness, and any excess pigment on the hands. Wearing UV sunscreen at all times is very important following your treatment. Dr. Rammos can plump the back of your hands as well with fillers during the same appointment. This kind of treatment can be done in the office and is a simple procedure. Fat grafting is a little more complicated as it requires some liposuction to relocate the fat to your hands. A facelift is often done at the same time as fat grafting, so you can achieve both facial rejuvenation and hand rejuvenation at the same time.
Preparing For Your Hand Rejuvenation Surgery
Just the same with every other major procedure, you should cease any medication and supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding at least two weeks or more before your procedure. You should always check with your primary care doctor before stopping any of your medication.
Recovery from Hand Rejuvenation Surgery
Your skin can look red for a day or so after your BBL treatment. Pigment will be darkened and will fall off gradually within a month. You can only have one treatment every 30 days.
The recovery process from fillers is very minimal. Bruising and swelling will go away within 72 hours. Moderate swelling in the hands from being injected with fat will go away after a week at most.