One of the most noticeable places for ageing isn’t you face – it’s your hands. As we age, the veins become more visible, we lose fatty tissue in the hands creating a bonier, leathery appearance. The blood vessels can even cause pigmentation, changing the colour of the hands. As a result of this, many people often want to find out how they can reverse the signs of ageing in their hands. One option is through hand rejuvenation.
How can I rejuvenate my hands?
There isn’t just one solution available. In fact, there are many ways in which you can improve the aesthetic appearance of your hands. Centre for Surgery offers the full range of hand rejuvenation treatments, including:
- Trets the bony appearance of the hands as well as prominent veins
- Fillers are injected at multiple areas of the hands to reshape and enhance the appearance
Fat transfer / Lipofilling
- Adds volume to bony and veiny hands
- Excess fat is first removed from any area of the body, such as the abdomen or love handles with Lipomatic
- The accumulated fat is then re-injected to the hands to add a linear deposit of fatty tissues helping achieve a more youthful appearance
- Treats wrinkles, sun damage or discolouration
- A chemical solution is applied to the hands and then peeled
- Treats hands by sanding off the damaged layer of skin with tiny crystals
- Treats loose or wrinkled skin
- The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia
- Excess skin is removed and then sutured back
Am I a good candidate for hand rejuvenation?
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with hand rejuvenation treatment.
You will need to be older than 18 years old.
You will need to be a non-smoker or be able to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
The hand rejuvenation procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem. It is ideal for:
- Those who are starting to see signs of ageing on their hands
- Those whose hands may have started to appear very bony and also may have prominent veins
- Sun-damaged hands or for those who have started noticing visibly dark spots
The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the hand rejuvenation procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
Your hand rejuvenation surgeon will:
- Take a focused history and examine you
- Explain the hand rejuvenation procedure
- Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
What is the recovery period like?
The aftercare after a hand rejuvenation treatment will have to be discussed with your surgeon as it varies depending on the procedure you have opted for.
However, you can expect some swelling and bruising of the hands right after your procedure, which should fade quickly over time. Ice packs should be applied to the area if too painful. You will most likely have to avoid the sun as well as keep your hands constantly clean for the first week.
During your consultation, the surgeon should also give you detailed information about the potential complications associated with the hand rejuvenation procedure you may be opting for.
Are there any potential complications?
All surgical procedures come with a certain degree of risks, but fortunately, side effects after hand rejuvenation treatments are known to be quite rare.
Some common potential risks are:
- Swelling and bruising that may lead to bleeding and infection
- Allergic reaction to anaesthesia or chemicals used for some procedures
- Temporary loss of sensation
- Fat re-absorption after fat transfer
Are you interested in hand rejuvenation? Contact Centre for Surgery today to find out more details.