WHAT EXACTLY IS HAND REJUVENATION?
Hand Rejuvenation is a form of treatment similar to Botox fillers and lip enlargement procedures, it reverses the aging process on the hands by filling up the hollow and wrinkled parts with fillers and also clearing off spots by removing the surface dead cells with the use of laser treatment.
This procedure solves two main issues. It replaces lost soft-tissue mass through the use of dermal fillers (collagen-like substances) or fat taken from other parts of the body, the second is laser technology applied to correct the damage caused by the sun’s UV ray.
TECHNIQUES USED IN HAND REJUVENATION
There are different techniques applied and they produce different outcomes, they include:
1) Topical Application techniques:
This is a short-lived and inexpensive technique. Anti-aging creams rich in retinoid and in promoting chemicals like vitamin C. Sunscreens are also used in hand rejuvenation to stop the effects of the Sun’s UV rays.
2) Chemical Peels technique:
Chemical peel is a popular hand rejuvenation procedure used to peel away the skin’s outermost layer. It improves the color and texture of the skin giving it a youthful appearance.
Typically, this treatment is carried out by a licensed dermatologist. The procedure involves applying the chemical solution lightly or vigorously on the affected part using a cotton swab, pad or sponge.
There are three different types of chemical peel and this treatment is categorized based on the strength of the chemical used; Light(glycolic), Medium (Trichloracetic acid) and Deep (Phenol) chemical peels. These three-peeling technique produces different outcomes and the recovery periods after the procedure varies too.
Lastly, this treatment is ideal for individuals with sun-damaged skins and significant hand wrinkling.
3) Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technique:
This hand rejuvenation technique is ideal for aging and damaged skin and it is done by passing a high beam of light produced by electric current through a chamber filled with Xenon gas.
The inner layers of the skin absorb this high intense beam of light and it causes them to become heated up without disrupting the skin’s outer layer. By heating up the deep layers of the skin, skin pigments are released from the cell to the skin’s surface from where they are shed.
Furthermore, this procedure improves the collagen levels in the hands and the elasticity of the skin around the hands.
4) Dermal filler technique
Dermal fillers such as RADIESSE and Sculptura are injected into the hand to facilitate the repair of the underlying structures of the skin. These dermal fillers work by absorbing water and in the process and plump is introduced in the required area of the hands to give a soft and smooth full skin.
Fillers such as RADIESSE are FDA-approved and are injected directly to the affected area with tiny needles to fill the hollow portions of the hand.
It is a simple procedure and the effects of the procedure are witnessed almost immediately. However, it is not long-lasting as the fillers decline after a while. Hence, they have to be re-introduced periodically.
Lastly, after the procedure, bruising and soreness may be experienced at the injection site and it is not advised for pregnant women and nursing mothers to undergo this procedure.
5) Fat Transfer Technique
This technique is fantastic for individuals that want a smooth and natural healthy-looking hand. It is an efficient technique because its effects are long lasting. It uses a procedure similar to breast and buttock augmentation.
Fat transfer or fat transplantation technique is carried out by gently removing excess fats from areas with high concentration of fats like the buttocks, using a small tube called a cannula. Liposuction uses the same concept but differs as the fat is not transplanted.
The fat extracted is then processed and re-injected into the hand, all these takes no more than 2-3 hours under the influence of local anesthesia.