Hand rejuvenation procedures are indicated for clients who experience volume loss or visible aging of their hands. These procedures are non-surgical and can be performed using fat grafts, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) fillers, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, chemical peels, and lasers.
Dr. Greco recommends the use of injectable fillers, such as Radiesse® or Voluma®, for hand rejuvenation procedures.
With age, the suppleness and elasticity of the skin decrease. While this becomes most apparent on the face, the skin on your hands is equally susceptible to the ravages of time.
It can result in the hollowing of the dorsal web spaces, which can be identified as the space between the tendons of your fingers on the back of your hand. Additionally, the veins and bones of the hand become more prominent and may be projected outward, giving your hands an aged look.
Also, the skin can suffer from aging characteristics, such as pigmentation (due to sun damage or age spots), vascular lesions, and textural changes.
If you are considering getting rejuvenation treatments for your face or neck, it may be also prudent to talk to your physician about addressing a similar treatment for your hands. Having your face and hands match in their youthful appeal will ensure a more consistent post-procedure look.
The most convenient treatment option for fixing an aged look in your hands is to have a minimally invasive procedure using dermal fillers for the hands. Dr. Greco also offers laser treatments and skincare products to improve the color, tone, and texture of the skin of your hands.
The US FDA has approved the use of Radiesse®, which is a calcium hydroxylapatite-based filler, for hand rejuvenation procedures.
This product works really well to fill hands that have lost significant volume due to aging. Fillers significantly diminish the appearance of prominent veins and blood vessels while providing youthful volume and improving the contour and fullness of the hand.
Hand rejuvenation with fillers usually takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Results can last up to one year or more.
While the fillers address the problem of missing volume in the hands, laser treatment can help with other signs of aging, such as brown spots and redness, while encouraging the creation of collagen.
The VBeam Perfecta laser and IPL (intense pulse light) therapy can dramatically improve results for such cases.
Our private skincare line, Greco, M.D Clinical Skincare, offers products, such as Hydrating Protection SPF, Daily Exfoliating Pads, and Advanced Brightening Cream, to help you with the continued maintenance of a youthful, supple appearance after the procedure.
Our in-house licensed medical aesthetician will be happy to help identify the best products for you.
There is no significant downtime after a hand rejuvenation procedure. Patients can expect to return to their normal routines immediately after the procedure.
Results are usually apparent immediately after the procedure and continue to improve as the filler settles in over the next several weeks. Side effects, such as redness, tenderness, or bruising, are typically minimal and temporary.
Dr. Timothy Greco is Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon, skilled at all types of facial treatments and procedures that help counter the effects of aging.. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (ABOto).
Dr. Greco focuses solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck at his in-office, state-certified aesthetic surgical center. However, hand rejuvenation is a special part of his offering for patients looking to have their hands match the youthful look of their faces. If you're looking for a younger, fresher appearance customized to your concerns, Dr. Greco can help!
Get in touch today to schedule a consultation with Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon. For appointments, call (610) 664-8830 or check the doctor’s schedule online.