Before Fillers to Hands

Because our hands receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) and precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that patients desire.

With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including hand rejuvenation treatments, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, cosmetic surgery is just that – a surgical procedure whose results cannot simply be erased.

There are various types of hand rejuvenation treatments.

All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The more common include:

  • Chemical Peel:  When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
  • Sclerotherapy:  When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.
  • Microdermabrasion:  This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing:  Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin.
  • Injectable Dermal Fillers:  When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.

If you are considering hand rejuvenation treatments and would like to know which of these procedures would work best for you, please consult with Dr. Searles and his team.

Before Soft Tissue Fillers

After Soft Tissue Fillers

To learn more about these procedures, please contact us at cosmetics@drsearles.ca