Our hands tend to be one of the areas on our body that highlight the signs of aging. As we age, our hands start to lose their youthful appearance due to loss of collagen production as well as other important fibers. this causes the skin on our hands to become thin and less elastic, and veins become more visible. Hand rejuvenation is a process that can help restore a youthful appearance to our hands. Here are some of the things you need to know about hand rejuvenation.
What Exactly Is Hand Rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation doesn’t actually refer to one single procedure. Rather, it refers collectively to all the different kinds of procedures designed to restore aging hands to a more youthful state. These different treatments all aim to achieve the same end (younger, more aesthetic hands), but have very different ways of getting there. All of which can affect the final result, longevity of results, and other factors.
So What Types Of Hand Rejuvenation Treatments Are There?
It can seem overwhelming at first as all of the different treatments seem endless, but here are some of the main categories of hand rejuvenation treatments out there:
Hand rejuvenation Fillers
These work the same way as the dermal fillers for your face. Your provider injects your hand at multiple sites to distribute the filler evenly. Popular choices for this type of treatment Voluma® and Radiesse® because on top of providing volume themselves, they also stimulate collagen production for a bonus natural effect that adds to the results. Dermal fillers in the hands directly contribute to the volume provided by the treatment, so usually have predictable, strong results.
Fat transfers graft fat from the patient’s own body into their hands. , Using a small needle, the fat cells are removed from a donor area, usually the stomach or the thighs. It is processed and cleaned, then injected into the hands. Fat cells have a high re-absorption rate, so expect some of the volume gained from the procedure to be lost as the body processes and re-absorbs the re-injected fat. To compensate, your provider may overfill the area to account for the loss in volume. Fat grafting carries a lower risk of infection and delivers long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Laser/Light Therapy for hand rejuvenation:
These types of procedures aim to tackle dark spots and other discolorations that happen as we age. IPL treatments do just that, but are less precise than lasers. So they’re perfect for large spots. Lasers, being more precise, are better for smaller spots that require precision.
Just like when applied to the face, chemical peels for the hands pull away the surface layer of old dead skin and reveal the newer healthy skin beneath, which spurs the body’s natural growth mechanisms to kick in and restore the hands to a more youthful and healthy appearance naturally
Radiofrequency treatments work by tightening the collagen structures in your hands and stimulates the production of new collagen as well. This helps not only tighten this skin in the treated area, but helps somewhat with age related loss of volume.
No matter what treatment type you decide to go with, all hand rejuvenation treatments will help turn back the clock on your hands, leaving them looking more healthy and youthful than ever. Which of the treatment types is best for you depends on your skin type, budget, and skin health goals. The best way to determine which is ultimately for you, find a provider near you in our listing to get started today!