Our hands are perhaps one of the most important features in our body that we use for everything. You can dress well and look great in your chic outfit, but once those hands are out, it can be a dead giveaway of your age.
What are the common complaints?
The common complaints are the loss of fullness of the dorsum, which shows the veins and the tendons, bony hands, and ageing spots on the hand’s surface.
What are the possible treatments?
There is an option of using fillers, but Dr Marco does not recommend this option. He prefers using fat from the patient’s own body. Fat is non-allergenic and is an autologous material (from the patient’s own body). As such, there’s no chance of an adverse allergic reaction. The result is long-lasting, natural, and safe. Plus, it gives a soft touch feeling.
How is the procedure done?
Around 20 cc of fat is grafted into the subcutaneous layer of each dorsum with a small incision and using a very small tiny 2 mm cannula. Fat can be grafted from areas like the inner thighs, inner knees, or arms. This can be done in the clinic under local anesthesia. The bony area instantly becomes fuller and regains its youthful appearance.
How long will the results last?
Usually, up to 50% of the injected fat graft will remain, and the body will absorb the rest. The grafted fat will cover the bony area, where it shows the tendons and veins. All the patients will love the immediate results as it will give their hands a full, youthful look. The fullness will last around 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual. A repeat session is advisable.
How do we treat the age spots?
Chemical peels, laser, and IPL can be used for darker spots, while lighter spots can be treated with lightening creams. A good scrub or microdermabrasion and mask, as well as investing in a good hand cream, will help to improve the skin texture.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.