If you’ve noticed that your hands look older than they used to and are no longer defined by youth but instead by the many signs of aging, you’re not alone. Age spots, skin laxity, volume loss, and fat loss can all affect the appearance of the hands. At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery, we offer different hand rejuvenation treatments to help you turn back the signs of aging for your hands.
Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
The hands are very visible and can be a tell-tale sign of aging, but the skin on the hands is often overlooked until the signs of aging become more apparent. Then, suddenly, you begin to buy all of the anti-aging products specifically designed for the hands, but sometimes it’s too late. The damage has been done, whether by sun damage, lifestyle factors or the natural aging process, and it’s too late to restore youth to your hands with products alone.
The good news is all hope is not lost. There are solutions that work, and we offer them at The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery. The aging process affects hands in different ways. For some, aging causes pigmentation issues, and age spots appear. For others, wrinkles and volume loss with prominent veins becomes evident on the hands. Whatever the case and however aging has affected your hands, we can help design a treatment plan to restore youth to your hands. We offer different hand rejuvenation treatments, including:
- IPL laser treatments
- RF Microneedling
- Fat transfer for the hands
IPL for Sun Spots
Age spots form due to lifestyle factors, typically excess sun exposure. If age spots define your hands, you’ve probably tried to treat those spots with potent anti-aging treatments and products yet have still been unsuccessful. Sometimes eliminating age spots requires a more powerful treatment, something like IPL.
IPL stands for intense pulsed light that uses light energy to improve skin texture and tone and can eliminate age spots on the hands. This treatment will also increase collagen and elastin production and help you see some incredible results after just one treatment.
As the body slows collagen production as you age, the skin begins to suffer, and lines, wrinkles, and volume loss result. Decreased collagen production affects the face, the body, and the hands.
Forma is a skin tightening treatments that help stimulate collagen growth and can be used to improve the appearance of the hands. Forma uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin and force the body to respond with a healing reaction that increases collagen and elastin in the area.
RF microneedling is a treatment that uses a device that combines the power of microneedling with radiofrequency energy to promote increased collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin and address some of the visible signs of aging. We can use RF microneedling to improve the appearance of the hands by tightening skin and promoting increased collagen and elastin production.
During the treatment, your provider will first apply a numbing solution to your skin and then use a device packed with tiny needles to perform a microneedling treatment to create channels in the skin. At the same time, the device will deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin, and the body will then respond with a healing response and increased collagen production.
AccuTite is a treatment that uses radiofrequency energy and a very fine probe that is inserted just below the surface of the skin to help tighten the skin and increase collagen production in smaller, more delicate areas of the body that have been affected by the aging process. We can use AccuTite to improve the appearance of the hands to help treat skin laxity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The Treatment Process
During the treatment session, which only takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, the tiny probe attached to the device will be carefully inserted just below the skin’s surface on the hands. Then, your surgeon will place an electrode on top of the skin to transfer energy into the area to help tighten the skin and improve the appearance of the hands.
This treatment delivers some immediate results, but the best results come in the months following your initial treatment session. This treatment can deliver skin tightening results that can last for years based on how much collagen your body produces post-treatment.
A fat transfer allows you to utilize your own natural fat cells to improve the appearance of your hands and help hide overly visible veins and restore volume. Liposuction will gently remove a small volume of fat cells from a donor site, also known as a problem area. Those fat cells will then be cleaned, prepared, and re-injected into the hands to deliver natural filler, human fat, to the area. The results will provide long-lasting volume and a more youthful appearance to the hands.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re interested in hand rejuvenation treatments or procedures but aren’t sure if you are a candidate, our experts can evaluate your hands during an in-person consultation to determine which of these treatments can help you restore youth to your hands. These treatments can help address and correct the different signs of aging on the hands, including:
- Visible veins, bony protrusions, and tendons
- Skin laxity
- General volume loss
- Age spots or other forms of hyperpigmentation
- Lines and wrinkles
Confirming Your Candidacy
If topical solutions are not improving the appearance of your hands, you may need something stronger, something like an in-office hand rejuvenation treatment that can address aging at the source and help restore youth to your hand by removing age spots, increasing collagen production, and restoring fat and volume to the area.
Once we confirm that you are a good candidate for one or more of these treatments and procedures, we can design your unique treatment plan and provide you with more details about hand rejuvenation and what kind of results you can expect.
Restore Youth to Your Hands
If you’ve waited too long to begin caring for the skin on your hands or you’ve simply just experienced the natural aging process and the signs of aging have become more visible, we can help turn back the clock and restore a youthful appearance to your hands. One or more of these hand rejuvenation treatments and procedures may be exactly what you need to increase your confidence in your hands and totally transform them into hands that radiate youth, health, and vibrancy. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Shih.