The hands are one of the first areas of the body, after the face, to show the visible signs of aging. With time and exposure, the hands may lose fat, which can result in a thin, transparent, bony or “crepey” appearance. Also with age, veins and tendons on the hands may become more visible, and pigmentation problems like age spots may develop. Fortunately, hand rejuvenation procedures can restore a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Hand rejuvenation can be achieved with a variety of different procedures, either performed on their own or in combination. Good candidates for treatment include healthy individuals who have realistic expectations for improving the appearance of their hands.
For thin, transparent-looking hands resulting from a loss of fat, doctors often use Radiesse. This injectable filler can be administered in an office setting with using only a topical anesthetic. A single treatment provides instant results that can last anywhere from twelve to eighteen months. Usually 1-2 syringes per hand are needed. Results may vary so depending on the amount of fat loss in your hands, 2 or 3 treatments may be required for optimal results for people with very thin hands, spaced 2-3 weeks apart. While treatment is relatively painless and normal activities can be resumed immediately, some patients may experience minor bruising or swelling. Other injectable fillers may also be used for hand rejuvenation including Sculptra, Restylane and Juvederm.