When you think of procedures to fight signs of aging, often what comes to mind are facial rejuvenation options like eyebrow lifts, Botox procedures, or injectable facial fillers. However, the hands also fall victim to the aging process and can develop brown spots, large veins, wrinkles, and thinning skin. Many patients undergo facial rejuvenation procedures and are pleased with the results, but realize that their hands do not match their new youthful appearance. Here are a few non-invasive hand rejuvenation methods worth considering:
- Brown Spots: A relatively simple hand rejuvenation procedure for treating brown spots is applying a hydroquinone cream daily.
- Fine Wrinkles and Pigmentation: A chemical peel could benefit those looking to diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles and pigmentation on the hands. Light TCA peels have been proven effective for treating uneven pigmentation as well as smoothing the skin. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) may also be helpful in evening skin tone.
- Atrophy: Age and sun damage can cause atrophy of the hands, which leads to a bony appearance. Structural fat grafting can be used to soften wrinkles as well as cover up prominent tendons and veins. Structural fat grafting can also conceal enlarged joints on the hands and fill in the groves between the bones in the hand.
If you are looking for an alternative to fat grafting, which involves removing fat cells from other areas of the body and transplanting them into the hand, dermal fillers are another hand rejuvenation option. With dermal fillers, there is virtually no down time and typically very little discomfort. To reduce the amount of swelling, cold compresses are applied for the first 48 hours and the hands are elevated. Normal activity can be resumed almost immediately after.
Achieve a New Youthful Look at Boulder Plastic Surgery
If you have been considering cosmetic procedures to diminish signs of aging throughout the body, contact Boulder Plastic Surgery for more information. Our doctors, who are both members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, have extensive experience performing a wide range of procedures. During your initial visit, we will speak with you about your desired results and develop an ideal course of action. You can schedule your consultation by giving us a call at 303-578-4193 or completing our online form!