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Am I a Good Candidate for Hand Rejuvenation?
It is important to schedule a formal evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Jason Emer to determine the best method of hand rejuvenation for you. Dermal fillers are safe and effective for patients of many ages and all skin tones. However, some hand rejuvenation treatments may not be advisable for patients with certain medical conditions that affect the hands, such as arthritis or Reynaud’s disease.
In your consultation, Dr. Emer will assess the skin on your hands, learn about your medical history, and ask you about your treatment goals. He can then determine the safest and most effective hand rejuvenation approach for you.
What Is Hand Rejuvenation with Fillers?
Injectable dermal fillers are the foundation of most minimally invasive hand rejuvenation procedures. Dermal fillers are most often associated with facial sculpting. However, fillers can also be injected to reduce signs of aging in many other common problem areas.
Just as Dr. Emer can use dermal fillers to replace lost volume in the cheeks or to fill nasolabial folds, he can inject fillers into the backside of the hands to achieve a plumper, smoother, and dramatically more youthful look. Dr. Emer often recommends hand rejuvenation with fillers as a quick, minimally invasive, no-downtime solution for:
- Replacing lost volume
- Filling wrinkles
- Minimizing the appearance of veins and tendons
- Smoothing out crepey skin
- Stimulating collagen production for long-term improvements in skin texture
How Does Hand Rejuvenation with Fillers Work?
Wrinkles, skin laxity, and protruding veins and tendons are often the result of decreased collagen production and lost volume due to the natural aging process. Dr. Emer uses dermal fillers like Radiesse and Restylane Lyft to minimize wrinkles and tighten loose skin caused by volume loss. Dr. Emer can also use fillers to increase volume in the hollows around tendons and larger veins. Adding volume in these areas helps to camouflage veins and tendons and to smooth out crepey skin and wrinkles.
Due to the large number of veins and tendons running through the hands, it is essential that hand rejuvenation procedures are performed by an experienced, skilled professional like Dr. Emer. Dr. Emer understands the importance of injecting dermal fillers superficially to avoid the veins, nerves, and tendon sheaths (the layers of connective tissue that protect the tendons) deep beneath the skin. Dr. Emer also avoids placing fillers in the fingers, where the skin is too thin for injection.
Radiesse for Hand Rejuvenation
Radiesse is a calcium-based filler that is FDA-approved to smooth facial wrinkles and folds and to correct volume loss in the backs of the hands. Radiesse is comprised of calcium microspheres that minimize the visibility of tendons and veins and give an immediate lift and plumping effect. In addition to improving volume, Radiesse also stimulates long-term collagen production to aid in skin tightening and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Radiesse improvements last for approximately 12 to 15 months. For optimal hand rejuvenation with Radiesse, Dr. Emer often advises annual treatments to maintain consistent results.
Restylane Lyft for Hand Rejuvenation
Restylane Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is FDA-approved to rejuvenate the backs of the hands. Restylane Lyft uses HA, a naturally occurring substance in your skin, to revolumize and add fullness to the treatment area. With a larger median particle size than other Restylane products, Lyft is specially engineered for lifting and contouring treatments.
Restylane Lyft results can last for up to six months. While the duration of the improvements depends on your metabolism, diet, and exercise habits, two to three Restylane Lyft hand rejuvenation treatments per year will keep your hands looking youthful.
What to Expect after Hand Rejuvenation Treatment
There is minimal downtime with a hand rejuvenation procedure. Although you may experience redness, swelling, and/or tenderness in the area for up to two weeks, patients can return to their everyday activities immediately after treatment.
How Long Do Hand Rejuvenation Results Last?
On average, hand rejuvenation with fillers provides results that last between 6 and 12 months, depending on the filler used. Patients who diet and exercise regularly may experience greater volume loss and more rapid aging in the hands and therefore may require more frequent touch-ups and maintenance treatments. Dr. Emer can maximize the duration of improvements by pairing fillers with complementary treatments that improve the strength and appearance of your skin.
How Much Does Hand Rejuvenation Treatment Cost?
Dr. Emer will develop a unique hand rejuvenation treatment plan for your specific needs. The cost of cosmetic hand rejuvenation depends on the complexity of treatment, the dose of filler required, and whether complementary procedures are needed to resurface, hydrate, and beautify the skin. In your consultation, Dr. Emer will review your hand rejuvenation options and the related costs, so you can choose the approach that is best for you.