Hand and Finger Skin Rejuvenation with Gel and Fat Injection
While many people consider facial appearance to be the basis of determining our age, our hands can also be an indicator of our age. Our hands are constantly exposed to various environmental factors, and as we age, changes related to the aging process, including skin spots, loss of volume, and thinning of the skin appear on the hands. Therefore, rejuvenating the skin of the hands can reverse the aging process and create a younger appearance in the hands.
Hand rejuvenation refers to a set of beauty procedures that can restore the youthful appearance of the hands. Specialists evaluate your hands in order to provide the most appropriate treatment option for hand rejuvenation. These treatment options are: fat injection, gel injection, IPL, fractional laser, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion and sclerotherapy.
These treatment methods are safe and effective in removing hand wrinkles, age spots, brown spots, and bulging hand veins, and have been successful in restoring the lost volume of the hand.
Restoring the hand volume that creates a thin and old look in the hands
Erasing spots caused by age and sunlight
Helping to rejuvenate the skin of the hands
Hand rejuvenation methods
Fat injection into the hand
The fat injection method has created a significant improvement in the results that cosmetic surgeons achieve by using several different methods. In autologous fat grafting, fat is very carefully removed from the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs through liposuction. This stage of fat removal is an advantage for most patients who are treated with this method. The harvested fat is then processed very carefully so that all substances except the body’s own fat cells are removed from it. The refined fat is finally injected into the area using thin needles. In this method, there is no need to make a cut. Since not all of the injected fat remains healthy, some revisions are needed, and depending on the results, a second stage of fat injection may be necessary.
Injection of gel into the hand
Gel injection can significantly improve the appearance of old hands, hide and fade prominent veins and tendons, and create a fleshy, full and young appearance in the hands. After injecting the gel, the hands become fleshier and a fuller and younger appearance is created in the hands. In addition, gels also remove wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid clear gel, found in products like Juviderm and Restalin, is specially formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, eventually breaking down naturally.
In order to provide more comfort and minimize the pain associated with the injection, topical numbing creams or nerve blockers are used before the injection. Patients can resume their daily activities on the same day of treatment. Any minor swelling or bruising will be resolved quickly.
How long will the results last?
Results will generally last 6-12 months or longer. The durability of the results in this treatment is variable, and each person may achieve different results depending on the anatomy, body metabolism, the amount of products used and the place of injection, lifestyle, etc.
Intense pulsed light (IPL).
IPL is used to rejuvenate the skin of the face and hands with the aim of reducing brown spots on the back of the hands and improving skin color. IPL is a gentle non-invasive method that treats skin damage without disturbing the surface of the skin. In IPL, powerful pulses of light are shone on the hand. These pulses target the problem areas and stimulate the growth of new collagen, creating smoother skin and rejuvenating the skin of the hands. During the treatment, the doctor directs the IPL wavelengths in such a way that only the unwanted pigment cells (melanin) are absorbed and the adjacent tissues are not exposed to damage. Light is converted into heat energy and decomposes melanin. In the weeks following an IPL treatment, the broken down melanin particles are absorbed by the body, and redness is significantly reduced and spots fade. Damaged blood vessels located in the deeper layer of the skin are simultaneously treated and reabsorbed in a similar manner.
How long will IPL results last?
The results from a full set of IPL treatments will usually last a year or more. Consolidation of treatment should be done usually every six months.
Fractional laser is one of the beneficial non-surgical treatments for skin rejuvenation and exfoliation. This type of laser improves the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation on the hands by producing new natural collagen. Using light energy, fractional laser creates small holes in the skin, almost as thick as a human hair. The laser creates holes in a grid pattern, leaving untreated bridges of skin intact, allowing for faster healing. These small pores collect and remove old epidermal cells and collagen, while stimulating the production of new collagen to improve the overall texture of the hand skin.
You may feel the effects of stiffness immediately after treatment; However, results improve significantly within a few months of treatment with new collagen production. The aging process varies from person to person. Results typically last 3-5 years, depending on aftercare. Ideal post-treatment care includes staying out of the sun, using sunscreen, and basic daily skin care.
Gentle chemical peels can be applied to the back of the hands alone or as part of a comprehensive hand rejuvenation treatment. Chemical peeling improves the rough texture of the hands and creates a more uniform and smooth skin on the hands by removing the damaged outer layers. In exfoliation, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes a uniform and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin exfoliation that uses tiny crystals to effectively exfoliate and rejuvenate the surface layers of the skin. At first, fat and skin impurities are washed away. Next, the doctor applies a stream of tiny aluminum oxide crystals to the hands. The crystals scrape away dead and old skin cells and are then gently suctioned away using a vacuum. This causes the growth of collagen and young and new skin. Then moisturizer and sunscreen are used on the skin.
As we age, the veins in the hands and arms become bulging due to loss of skin volume (subcutaneous fat), decreased tissue elasticity, decreased muscle mass, and progressive sun damage over time. Protrusion of hand and arm veins can be successfully treated using injectable sclerotherapy. In injectable sclerotherapy, a very thin needle is inserted into the prominent vein and a drug is injected, which causes the vein to remain closed for more than a few weeks. Typically, a series of one to three injections, six weeks apart, is required to remove varicose veins in the arms and hands.