Hand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers
Signs of aging appear not only on the face, but the hands as well. Wrinkled hands with prominent veins can age someone just as much as fine lines and gray hairs. Dermal fillers can be used to treat wrinkling in the hands and disguise the appearance of bulging veins for a more youthful look.
The SkinnyHand Rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers
- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
Wrinkled and veiny hands are a telltale sign of aging. Volume loss is a natural consequence of getting older, with collagen production decreasing year after year after the age of 20, causing thinning skin and more prominent veins. For patients who are looking for a minimally invasive way to reverse the effects of time, dermal filler can be used to plump the hands for a younger look. Fat grafting can also achieve the same effect, but is more invasive as a liposuction procedure is required beforehand. For patients who also want to address age spots and pigment irregularities on the hands, laser resurfacing is another available option. Radiesse is the only FDA approved dermal filler for use in the hands. The injectable is not a hyaluronic acid based filler but is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in gel. These microspheres eventually break down and are absorbed by the body. During treatment, the practitioner will create a pilot hole for the cannula to be inserted. Next, the cannula with the dermal filler will be inserted and fanned across the hand, distributing the product. Once all of the filler has been inserted, the cannula will be removed and the practitioner will massage the filler into the hands. Results are noticeable immediately and will last up to a year since Radiesse is a collagen stimulator.
The goal of hand rejuvenation is to add volume to the hands' wrinkled areas, covering underlying vessels and tendons while improving the quality of the skin.
What to Expect
Dermal fillers can be used to treat wrinkling in the hands and disguise the appearance of bulging veins for a more youthful look. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after dermal filler treatment for hand rejuvenation.
- Do not smoke 6 weeks before and after treatment
- No alcohol 72 hours prior
- Stop taking blood thinning medications 10 days before
- Needle inserted to create hole for cannula to be inserted
- Cannula with dermal filler is inserted and fanned across the hand
- Once all the filler is inserted, the cannula will be removed
- Practitioner will massage the filler into the hands
No recovery time is needed after dermal filler treatment for volume loss in the hands.
The ideal candidate for hand fillers is in overall good health and does not smoke.
Not Recommended For
Hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers is not recommended for patients who smoke.
Side effects from hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers may include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching, nodules or bumps/lumps, difficulty performing activities, loss of sensation and other local side effects.