Hand rejuvenation has become increasingly popular with our patients at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery – at least those whose hands are starting to look thin or wrinkled. This isn’t really surprising, when you stop to think just how visible your hands are. We often hold them near our face. Many of us “talk” with our hands. And in many jobs, your hands are front and center as you work.
With so much visibility, hands can reveal your age (or make you look older than you are) just as naughtily as your face and neck. Hands can age quickly, too, depending on your genetics and also environmental factors. After all, unless you wear gloves all the time, your hands are exposed to sun and wind, not to mention water and soap every time you wash.
You Can Have Smoother, Softer Hands
There are many good reasons to consider hand rejuvenation treatment. It can:
- Turn back the clock (visibly, at least) so your hands present a consistent look with your face and neck. Whether it’s the fact that your hands and face naturally age at different rates (not uncommon) or due to other factors, if you’re using facial rejuvenation techniques to remain youthful looking above your collar line, you want your hands to tell the same story.
- Restore plumpness and smooth away wrinkles by replacing volume. Over time, the layer of fat under your skin naturally diminishes because fat cells shrink or atrophy, allowing your hands to look gaunt – crepey, wrinkled, bony, with protruding joints and blood vessels.
- Restore skin elasticity to help produce a smoother, tighter surface.
- Help eliminate or minimize spots and other discoloration. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can eventually cause “age spots,” brownish extra-large freckles. Without protection from fat, hands can bruise more easily as well. Hand rejuvenation can not only re-plump, it can stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin, resulting in healthier, more hydrated skin cells.
We Recommend Renuva for Hand Rejuvenation
Renuva injections and fat grafting are considered the best options to restore youthful looking hands. At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez recommends Renuva, which is a unique type of product to stimulate your own fat cells to expand. Whereas most products are made from hyaluronic acid, Renuva is made from allograft adipose matrix, a derivative of human fat. It does more for your hands than fillers, and you don’t have to go through a complex fat transfer process.
Dr. Hernandez first injects a local anesthetic to ensure maximum comfort. Then she strategically injects Renuva into sub-surface skin layers. Renuva not only produces immediately plumper, softer feeling hands, it is particularly effective in promoting expansion of your own fat cells in the back of the hands. That’s because it contains growth factors, collagens and proteins that get the regenerative process started faster and more effectively
Renuva is FDA-regulated, treatment appointments take very little time, and you needn’t worry about downtime afterward. Results are long-lasting, as opposed to fillers that last only 1 or 2 years.
Don’t Hide Your Hands!
As with all cosmetic enhancement treatments, our Eterna Cosmetic Surgery team can help you decide if hand rejuvenation is right for you. And, if so, we can create a personally-tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and skin type.