Do your hands give your age away?
Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face. Yet, one of the most age-telling body features is our hands. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and begin to look bony and fragile....with vein and joint protrusion, thin crepey skin texture and often they've become flecked with brown spots from sun exposure.
Combating the aging hand syndrome takes more than hand cream (though that simple step does make a difference). The latest technology has given us a set of procedures that will have similar effects as those we have been able to accomplish for the face.
Complete Hand Rejuvenation is a combination process which includes at its core Radiesse or Sculptra. Patients whose hands are pigmented with sun or "age" spots may choose be pre-treated with the AlexLazr to remove brown spots.
Radiesse injections immediately re-plump and replenish volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance instantly. Placed beneath the skin, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins lose their prominence. Radiesse provides instant and durable long lasting results.
Because Radiesse provides a scaffolding for collagen-building, the body's own collagen interweaving into this structure keeps the skin feeling softly natural and smooth.
While Radiesse provides an instant effect, Sculptra's action delivers results over time by inducing your own collagen regeneration. The actual amount of Sculptra material placed in your skin is very minute. The final effects come about in 3 to 4 months and at that point is almost exclusively your own natural collagen.
AlexLazr for Age Spots and Pigmentation
If your hands are affected by age spots or liver spots, the AlexLazr is used to break up this pigment so the body can eliminate it. This laser seeks out darker pigment and fragments the pigment particles. As they are reduced to ultra-microscopic size, these dark pigment cells quickly surface and are both eliminated by the body's clean up cells as well as by the natural turnover of epidermal tissue.
Your hands will need to be protected from future sun damage (the main culprit in all unwanted pigmentation) by regular use of sun protection. Persistent use of sunscreen is a necessary step, no matter what cosmetic procedure your choose. Dermaceutical medical grade serums provide additional anti-aging support.
- Brown Spot Removal - if you have spots or brown patches, you will first have treatments with the AlexLazr to remove these aging collections of pigment.
- Volume Replenishment - You may opt for the instant results of Radiesse or choose the collagen stimulator Sculptra, which over time promotes your own collagen as the "filler".
- Volume Replenishment - Typical requirements are a total of 1 Radiesse syringes per hand to attain a full smooth replacement of the cushioning on the back of the hands. In some instances an extra syringe is required (total 3) if your hands have lost substantial mounts of their natural fat layer or have a very prominent bony appearance. Men may require up to 2 syringes if their hands are large.
- Sclerotherapy - Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure and has been in use since the 1930s and is very effective in eliminating unwanted veins in the hand to give a more youthful appearance.
Immediately you will have hands that are well on their way to looking years younger.