The unsightly tendons and thinning of the skin can be avoided by using fillers and lasers in hand rejuvenation and treatment. By applying filler based on the thinning of the skin, in combinations that increase natural collagen production and hydration a younger looking hand can last sometimes longer than facial rejuvenation due to less articulation as in the face. Lasers are used to treat hands also, stimulating production of collagen and reducing pigment. Those unsightly liver spots or freckles that show up with age are amenable to laser ablation. Ethnic considerations are taken by Dr. Ginny Leva sorting out which laser and fillers are best suited for a patient. Not every hand rejuvenation is done the same. It’s not like picking tissues out of a box. The best treatments are combination treatments individualized for each person.
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 “creepy” appearance. The veins and tendons may become more visible, and pigmentation problems like age spots may develop. Fortunately, hand rejuvenation procedures can restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to the hands.