Many patients do not know that we can restore a youthful look to the hands in a few steps! According to Web MD “Hands not only are susceptible to the first signs of aging, but very often age even faster than the face,” says Ellen Marmur, MD, chief of dermatological and cosmetic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. That’s because the skin on the back of the hand is much thinner than that on your face”. “There is very little fat on the backs of the hands, so when even a small amount of collagen or elastin fibers begins to break down — which is part of the normal aging process and partly from sun exposure — it’s going to have a noticeable impact on your hands,” says Gregory Buford, MD, a Denver plastic surgeon.
Here at Neu Look Med Spa, Gita Izadi, NP prefers Radiesse to restore volume to the hands. Radiesse is an injectable filler that is made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres suspended in a gel base. Once injected Radiesse provides immediate volume but continues to work by stimulating your own body to produce collagen. Overtime the gel is absorbed but you are left with new collagen. Results can last one year and in some cases even longer. By adding volume to the hands, veins become less prominent and the texture of your skin improves.
The other common concern patients have with their hands is age spots. Age Spots and Sun Damage can be improved with IPL treatments. IPL which stands for Intense Pulsed Light is a quick , comfortable procedure. After the first session you will notice that your pigment may be darker, and within 7-10 days those darker patches will flake off and reveal healthy skin underneath. Most patients need several sessions spaced about 3-4 weeks apart to get the best results.
Do not let your hands give away your age! Set up your free consultation with Gita Izadi, NP to start your journey to gorgeous hands!