While your face is the most prominent feature betraying your age, the hands are also a telling indicator of aging. Your hands are always on constant display with simple, everyday gestures. As you age, the skin of your hands loses elasticity and firmness. There is advanced sagging and thinning of the skin and a progressive loss of subcutaneous tissue that all contribute to the disappearance of the youthful contours of the hand. As a result of this aging process, the skin looks thin and wrinkled, and veins, tendons, and bones are more noticeable.
Non-Surgical - FILLERS
Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY utilizes advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques for hand rejuvenation. Dr. Moor can help restore the natural beauty of your hands by adding volume and decreasing the blue color of the hand veins and the white of the tendons, while softening their shape. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse may be used to provide volume to the aging skin. Radiesse provides immediate volume to enhance the appearance of the hands and continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own collagen. It is the first and only dermal filler that is deemed safe and effective by the FDA to restore lost volume to hands up to one year.
Surgical - FAT GRAFTING
A potentially more permanent solution to aging hands is fat grafting. Dr. Moor can use liposuction to transfer fat from one area of your body and inject it into your hands. This improves the hand appearance by apparent thickening of the skin and improving subcutaneous tissue fullness. Results from fat grafting are more predictable, successful, and longer-lasting than non-surgical methods.
Consult Dr. Gene Moor at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY to see if hand rejuvenation is right for you. You may be a candidate if you have thin, wrinkled skin with noticeable veins and tendons and a loss of subcutaneous tissue.