Getting older often results in losing elasticity, volume, and collagen in the skin. Many patients who strive for a more youthful appearance may not realize their hands need just as much attention as the face or neck. Our hands are generally one of the first parts of our body to show signs of aging because they are always exposed. Dr. O’Neil’s hand rejuvenation procedures can restore volume to your hands for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Can Hand Rejuvenation Treatments Address?
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Bulging/spider veins
- Loose or thinning skin
- Volume loss
- Bony hands
Hand Rejuvenation With Dr. O’Neil
Dr. O’Neil offers several hand rejuvenation techniques to restore aging hands. He will help you determine the best procedure for you based on your individual needs.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
If aging hands are a result of sun damage that has caused spotting or discoloration, they can be treated with laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing uses non-ablative energy to tighten and smooth the skin to help your hands appear more healthy and youthful. It is also used to eliminate age spots, improve skin tone and texture, and stimulate collagen production. This treatment is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and requires no downtime.
Chemical peels can combat signs of aging by removing the damaged outer layer of the skin on your hands. When placed on the hands, the chemical formula will exfoliate the surface skin, revealing the healthier layer of skin underneath. Chemical peels can soften the texture of your hands, remove age or brown spots, correct discoloration, and reduce wrinkles. It is performed on an outpatient basis and requires no downtime.
Common signs of aging that result from volume loss include wrinkles as well as prominent veins and bones on the hands. These issues can be treated with injectable fillers. When injected into the targeted area using a fine needle, these formulas can smooth out wrinkles while restoring volume to the hands. This treatment is performed on an outpatient basis with temporary results and no downtime. Repeat treatments are needed to maintain the youthful fullness achieved with this procedure.
Fat transfer can treat prominent veins and bony hands by transferring fat into the backs of your hands to restore fullness and volume. Fat will be removed from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks using liposuction. After the fat has been harvested and purified, it will be injected into the patient’s hands to restore volume under the skin. This treatment can take up to an hour and is performed on an outpatient basis. While results are long lasting, occasional repeat treatments may be necessary to produce long-term results. Because very little fat is harvested from other parts of the body, recovery should only take one week or less.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am a good candidate for hand rejuvenation?
If your hands are suffering from thinning skin, loss of collagen and fat, prominent veins, wrinkles, spotting, discoloration, or loose skin, you may be a candidate for one of our hand rejuvenation procedures.
How long does a hand rejuvenation procedure take?
Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, most hand rejuvenation treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and can range from 30 minutes to an hour. Fat transfer is a more extensive procedure that involves liposuction to harvest the donor fat.
Will anesthesia be used during my procedure?
Hand rejuvenation procedures are performed using local anesthesia.
How long will my results last?
Hand rejuvenation treatment is designed to provide long-lasting results. You will begin to see corrections to your hands immediately after your procedure.