Wrinkles are a tell-tale sign of aging, but we often forget that they can appear other places on our body than our face. Even a woman who has the most youthful-looking face can have hands that age her beyond her years.
Plastic surgery on the hands can be complicated, but there are a few minimally-invasive procedures that can have your hands looking as good as new.
- Chemical peel – Fine lines and hyper pigmentation on the hands may benefit from a chemical peel procedure. Light TCA-peels have been proven to be a an effective long-term solution for eliminating discoloration and smoothing the skin. Following a peel, it is recommended that you use a hand cream containing glycolic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E.
- Fat grafting – Structural fat grafting involves removing fat cells from other areas of the body and injecting them into the back of the hand. This procedure can soften hands, cover large veins and make enlarged joints look less prominent. These fat cells will stay in the back of your hand permanently and offer lasting results.
- Dermal fillers – Fillers are a popular alternative to fat grafting for smoothing out and adding volume to the back of the hand. They are also used on other parts of the body, especially the face, and many patients find these injections result in minimal discomfort.
If you’re interested in rejuvenating your face and hands and creating a new you, it’s important that you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. The plastic surgery specialists at The Lett Center are available to answer any questions that you may have.