What Causes Hand Aging?
Your face is the first thing people see. However, your hands are also at risk for developing the signs of aging and sun damage. After your face and neck, your hands are the most visible part of your physical appearance. As you age, your hands lose the subcutaneous layer of fatty tissue that gives them a healthy, youthful appearance. When this happens, the underlying structure of your hands like veins, tendons and bones become more noticeable. The delicate skin of your hands also loses elasticity over time. This makes it prone to sagging and thinning. Additionally, exposure to the sun and other elements in the environment can lead to discoloration of the skin on your hands.
Prominent veins, age spots, and wrinkles on your hands can make you feel self-conscious. Hand Rejuvenation from the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery restores the natural beauty of your hands. As the skin of your hands ages and becomes thin, you are at greater risk for injuries that further damage the skin, causing bruising and bleeding. Veins and tendons become more noticeable. Your hands may appear red or blemished. Hand Rejuvenation improves your hands’ skin tone and color. It restores a youthful look to your hands.
What is Hand Rejuvenation Treatment?
Hand Rejuvenation is a combination treatment that aims to restore the volume, texture and color of your skin. Fillers such as Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane® Lyft may be used to add volume to thinning skin. Radiesse stimulates the production of collagen and this supports a lasting restoration of your hands’ vibrancy. Juvéderm and Restylane Lyft both hydrate the skin and enhance collagen production. Fat Transfer techniques can also be used to restore volume to thinning skin on your hands. Fat is harvested from one section of the body and transferred to the hands to replace lost volume. Resurfacing utilizing laser treatments and chemical peels help remove the damaged outer layer of your skin where age spots and discoloration are prominent.
Dr. Brian Maloney and The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery have been selected by Allergan®, a leading manufacturer of Injectable Fillers, as a national training center of excellence. Allergan products, include Juvéderm, Botox Cosmetic, Voluma XC, Volbella, and Latisse. Patients can relax knowing that they are in the hands of an expert!
Hand Rejuvenation Procedure Details
A local anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort you may experience during the procedure. While there may be minimal bruising or swelling immediately following the procedure, there is virtually no downtime afterwards and most patients can resume normal activities the next day. Because hand rejuvenation at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is accomplished through a combination of procedures, Dr. Brian Maloney is able to customize treatment to meet your specific needs. Dr. Maloney is double board certified and has years of experience treating patients from all around the greater Atlanta area. Dr. Maloney’s knowledge of hand anatomy and experience with injection techniques enables him to carefully target dermal fillers to achieve even distribution of the treatment product and optimal aesthetic results. Results typically last one year or more.
Candidates for Hand Rejuvenation
Hand Rejuvenation is a truly individualized cosmetic treatment that is based on the needs and goals of the patient. You should consider Hand Rejuvenation if veins and tendons have become more noticeable due to loss of skin volume. Other candidates for for this procedure include individuals whose hands have thin, wrinkled skin or age spots. The best way to find out if hand rejuvenation is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maloney. During a consultation, Dr. Maloney will review your medical history to reduce the risk of any complications with the procedure. He will also examine your hands and discuss your aesthetic goals with you. Consultations are also an ideal time to ask Dr. Maloney any questions you may have about the procedure. Many patients who have cosmetic procedures at the Maloney Center enjoy the amazing results they see in their face and then notice that their hands don’t look as youthful. Dr. Maloney encourages current patients to schedule a consultation to discuss whether hand rejuvenation is a good option for them.
Dr. Maloney understands that the appearance of your hands is an important part of how you feel about yourself. He takes a compassionate approach to cosmetic plastic surgery that considers what is best for each patient. Dr. Maloney and the staff at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery want to help you realize your personal aesthetic goals and achieve a confident look. Contact us today at 770.804.0007 for a consultation.