Just like our facial skin, the hands are also among the first places that reveal the telltale signs of aging. The hands lose elasticity and volume (fat) leading to the hands becoming shriveled and translucent to the point where the veins and tendons show more easily and age spots appear. The fingers also lose their muscle bulk resulting in them looking bony. However, hand rejuvenation treatment in Dubai can provide a youthful appearance with the same type of treatments that are designed to rejuvenate the face.
Hand rejuvenation treatment can decrease wrinkles and prominent veins on the skin while improving the quality of skin texture.
Types of Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
The back of the hands and fingers can easily reveal a person’s age. Aging can transform the once plump and firm skin on the hands to one that appears marred with brown spots, visible veins, and thinner skin. Apart from aging, prolonged sun exposure also plays a role in the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation issues on the hands.
Several treatment options can improve the appearance of the sunspots, skin tone, excess skin, or volume loss in the hands. They include:
- Fat transfer
Fat grafting involves harvesting and transferring fat from other parts of the body into the hands and fingers to add volume and achieve fuller contours. The results are considered permanent.
- PRP (Platelet rich plasma)
Platelets derived from ones own blood can be used and reinjected into the hands to rejuvenate the skin. PRP improves overall health of the skin and does not require an anaesthetic.
- Dermal Fillers
Soft tissue dermal fillers can be injected into the back of the hands to restore volume. The results are temporary as they last a few months and regular maintenance treatments are required.
- Laser skin resurfacing
There are different laser therapy options and they include ablative fractional resurfacing lasers and Intense pulsed light (IPL) that can be used to remove the outer layers of the skin that have been damaged by sun exposure and other UV sources. Laser therapy is also used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and brown spots on the hands. Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of hyperpigmented hands by physically abrading dead skin cells using a hand-held device. Chemical peels use chemical solutions to slough off top layers of the skin revealing fresher new skin underneath.
- Vein removal or Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy can be used to lighten or remove hand veins. It involves injecting a foam solution into a blood vessel. This forces blood to move away from the spider veins and into healthier routes thus improving the appearance.
- Skin Excision
Surgery can be performed to remove excess skin on the hands.
Good Candidate for Hand Rejuvenation
Individuals who are in good health and do not smoke and would like their hands to appear more youthful can be the ideal candidate for Hand Rejuvenation.
Good candidates for hand rejuvenation mainly experience issues such as:
- Wrinkled hands
- Age spots
- Thin skin on hands
- Veiny hands
However, hand rejuvenation is not recommended for:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Individuals with unrealistic goals regarding the outcome
- Those with a history of anaphylaxis
- Individuals who have severe allergies to dermal fillers
- Anyone who has a bleeding disorder
Preparing for Hand Rejuvenation
Hand rejuvenation procedures should be only be performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, dermatologist, or licensed practitioner.
During the consultation, you will discuss your goals with your practitioner. You will undergo a physical assessment of the treatment area and your medical history will be reviewed. Your practitioner will then take you through the best procedure that suits your concerns as well as what is required for before and aftercare.
If you will be undergoing a chemical peel or laser therapy, you may be asked to apply special creams on the treatment area weeks before the procedure. You will also be required to stop smoking and refrain from taking certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and supplements before the procedure as this can increase the risk of side effects.
Hand Rejuvenation Recovery & Results
Hand rejuvenation procedures are typically performed as outpatient procedures and are generally accompanied by a short downtime. However, the recovery time and aftercare vary depending on which procedure you have undergone.
For some procedures, such as dermal fillers, the results are immediate while in other procedures the results become visible after a couple of days. Your practitioner will go into detail about the recovery time, aftercare, and when the results will be visible about the procedure that you will undergo.
To Know More
Would you like to understand what options are available for Hand Rejuvenation in Dubai? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.