Because the skin on the back of the hands is extremely thin, the loss of fat makes the hands look older. As the hands lose fat, the veins, bones, and tendons become quite prominent. The natural youthful fat that we’re born with begins to lessen in our late 20’s and early 30’s. By the time we hit 50, our hands will tell the truth about our age, and actually make us feel older.
Sun exposure over decades plays a tremendous role in the aging hand syndrome, with increasing numbers of age spots and brown patches which continue to appear long after we have learned to stay out of the sun. When we apply sunscreen to our faces, our hands are usually neglected and they get a lot of sun exposure while we are driving in our car. It’s no wonder our hands can prematurely age us.
Radiesse as volume replacement
Replacing the volume with a dermal filler is not a new thing. Fat transfers have been used to treat volume loss for many years. The staying power of fat is still debatable, and it requires surgical removal from some other part of the body. It is both expensive and time consuming.
Radiesse is a dense filler made of calcium-based microspheres with an established longevity of 18-24 months. Radiesse wears well in the hands and provides an instant cushioning replacement. The depressions between the tendons and veins are refilled so both the bone and the veins appear much less prominent giving the hands a softer, fuller more youthful appearance.
Radiesse is safe, effective, and extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration. This is a fast procedure that literally converts older-looking hands to younger looking hands in minutes. The Radiesse is mixed with lidocaine so it is virtually painless. Once integrated into the skin, the Radiesse microspheres promote new collagen production which is one of the main reasons it has a long lasting effect.
To rejuvenate the sun damaged skin on the hands, there are many modalities which can be used. The brown discolorations can be treated with liquid nitrogen, Intense Pulsed Light Treatments, chemical peels, bleaching creams, or a combination of the above. Sunscreen must be used on a daily basis to maintain this effect.
Ask one of our Nunnally Dermatology staff members about
Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
This procedure includes: 1 syringe of Radiesse per hand, Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen) for age spots, and Obagi Sunfader. $1000.00
Before Hand Rejuvenation
After Hand Rejuvenation