Hand Rejuvenation: Revitalize The First Area To Age

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

May 3, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

One of the first areas of the body people notice are our hands. But despite this commonly known fact, it is one of the most neglected areas of the body. The elegance of the nimble fingers of our hands slowly withers as weather, age and elements mar the delicate surface. The factors that devastate the skin continue to multiply overtime, aging the hands drastically in comparison to the rest of the body. But though there is no way in preventing all signs of aging, there is a treatment that will rejuvenate the surface and leave them plump and freed from imperfections.

A hand rejuvenation procedure uses a combination of laser resurfacing and dermal fillers in order to reverse the damage that’s visibly displayed on the dorsal side of the hands (the back of the hands). Between maturing skin and exposure to the elements, hands eventually become rough, wrinkled and red. Sunspots and hyperpigmentation draw even more attention to the aging skin of the hands.

When laser resurfacing is used on the hands, it smoothes the fine lines and wrinkles, erases scars and sun damage, and evens out skin tone and pigmentation. Because aging skin loses its ability to hold in moisture, they begin to appear withered and dry. Dermal fillers are used as a means to rejuvenate and rehydrate the dermis, leaving the skin plump and youthful. Dermal filler shots contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance produced naturally in the body that locks moisture into the skin. Because the body naturally metabolizes this product, the filler slowly dissolves over the course of a year. The combination treatment takes about 15 minutes and involves no downtime, so many patients squeeze this procedure in during their lunch break. If you’re interested in learning more about this or other procedures that we offer, please contact one of our offices to set up a consultation.

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