Just as the face ages over time, the soft tissue of the hands can be affected by a loss of volume and the decline of collagen production. The hands may also exhibit cosmetic imperfections, such as vascular blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and naturally prominent veins and tendons. Hand rejuvenation, however, reduces these cosmetic imperfections to create a natural, youthful looking appearance.
Dr. Cangello has extensive experience with the leading hand rejuvenation techniques that produce long-lasting results. He was one of a few physicians in the country who participated in the study conducted by the manufacturer of Radiesse® to gain FDA approval for its use in aesthetic treatment for the hands. This has given him unique insight into creating the best possible outcomes.
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Your Treatment Options for Hand Rejuvenation in NYC
Dr. Cangello offers a wide range of treatments for creating youthful hands. Some options are better for hyperpigmentation and sunspots, while others are designed to restore volume and reduce the appearance of veins. In some cases, these procedures may be combined for comprehensive treatment.
Formerly known as Perlane®, Restylane® Lyft is a popular filler that restores volume to the soft tissues on the back of the hands. Restylane® Lyft’s formulation contains hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring component of the skin that aids in tissue repair and helps retain moisture.
This injectable gel creates a smooth, youthful appearance. It’s an excellent option for reducing the appearance of visible veins or tendons.
While most dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxyapatite. When injected, this gel-like filler instantly replenishes the treated area with volume. This also prompts the production of collagen, which is an important skin-building protein that promotes elasticity.
As the body absorbs the gel over time and metabolizes the calcium hydroxyapatite, newly produced collagen is left in the treated area. Together, these effects help disguise the appearance of visible veins and prominent tendons in the back of the hands.
Those seeking a more permanent option for hand rejuvenation often choose fat transfer. Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from the patient’s body and then transferring it to the soft tissue of the back of the hands.
During the procedure, fat is removed from another part of the body such as the abdomen or thighs using a gentle liposuction technique. It is then processed to remove any fluids or oils, leaving behind a pure graft for re-injection. Once it is processed, the healthy fat cells are placed into the hands to restore a smooth, full appearance.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), is a safe and effective non-ablative laser skin treatment that is used by medical and cosmetic practitioners to improve the color and texture of skin without invasive surgery. IPL is used to correct premature aging of the skin (photoaging) due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
IPL Therapy can significantly reduce red or brown pigment in the skin and smooth out blotchy patches of skin due to health conditions, and is most often used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Ideal Candidates for Hand Rejuvenation
Many men and women seek hand rejuvenation to correct age-related changes, such as loss of volume and the development of age spots. Others want to treat cosmetic irregularities that make the hands look veiny or otherwise unappealing. Since hand rejuvenation techniques are minimally invasive, most healthy men and women who want to treat these concerns are great candidates.
Patients typically exhibit:
- Volume loss in the hands
- Hands with naturally prominent veins or tendons
- Hands with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, or vascular blemishes
- Hands with skin that is thinned and appears transparent
How Long Do the Results Last?
Results from hand rejuvenation will vary based on the specific procedure used. Patients can expect the following from their results:
- Radiesse®: one year or longer.
- Restylane® Lyft: one year or longer.
- Fat Transfer: Results are long term. The grafted fat stays there indefinitely.
Recovering from Hand Rejuvenation
Most hand rejuvenation techniques produce a very short recovery period with little to no discomfort. Patients can expect the following, based on their chosen procedure:
- Radiesse® and Restylane® Lyft: Patients typically experience mild redness for 24 to 48 hours. Light bruising may also occur, but usually, there is no bruising at all.
- Fat Transfer: Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and soreness at the liposuction treatment sites and the injection areas on the hands; these last one to two weeks.
Schedule a Consultation for Hand Rejuvenation in NYC
To get started on a treatment plan for hand rejuvenation, contact Dr. Cangello’s office at (212) 644-4416 for a personal consultation in NYC. Based on your specific concerns, Dr. Cangello will provide detailed information about your options and create a customized treatment plan.