Are Your Hands Betraying Your Age?
- Posted on: May 30 2022
Knowing something like the back of your hand is quite a level of mastery. However, looking at your hands now, are they telling the truth about your age?
If your hands are exposed to the sun and the elements regularly, the effects of aging are intensified. The rigors of daily life can make your hands look a lot older than you actually are.
Dr. Lombardo and Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery offer several options for hand rejuvenation treatments, including dermal fillers, chemical peels, and fat transfer.
Although each treatment is specific in what it targets, the overall goal of hand rejuvenation is to reverse darkened spots from sun damage and fill in lost volume due to aging. Dr. Lombardo will customize a treatment plan that best combines the benefits of each approach to make your hands look fuller and younger.
How Is Volume Increased?
Using a popular hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, Restylane Lyft is injected into the hand between the skin and the connective tissue covering the bone and muscle structures.
The hyaluronic acid binds with nearby water molecules and brings volume-inducing hydration to the hand, restoring the shape and appearance for up to 6 months. An alternative to Restylane Lyft, Radiesse uses hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel that spreads out under the skin and helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen.
A more invasive, but longer-lasting treatment involves using a small amount of fat, generally from the inner thigh, purifying it, and then injecting it into the back of the hand through a few small incisions. The fat is then massaged, creating a smooth contour.
What About Age Spots?
The Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra, was perhaps one of the earliest to reap the benefits of chemical peels. She used sour milk (lactic acid) to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Now, using the latest technology and products such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Dr. Lombardo uses the chemical peel process on the backs of your hand, exposing freshened and healthier skin.
Your hands are betraying your age, but Dr. Lombardo and her team will customize a treatment that works specifically for you and your hands. Contact us soon for a consultation and to hear how we can bring a youthful and healthy appearance back to your hands.
Posted in: Non-Surgical Procedures