Many people try to avoid the inevitable processes of aging in whatever ways they can. Things like a good skincare routine, sunscreen, and even fillers can help you appear more youthful even as you gracefully age. However, hands are much more difficult to maintain.
Our hands are often in the sun and are typically exposed to harsher conditions than other body parts. As a result, they can be affected by the signs of aging far quicker and more severely than in other areas. So if you want to know how to rejuvenate your hands and keep them looking younger, keep reading!
What is Hand Rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation in Draper at La Belle Vie essentially involves injecting filler into the hands to give the tissue more volume and make the hands appear more youthful.
Hyaluronic acid fillers and other dermal injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and more, have been used for decades to add lift and volume to different parts of the face, neck, and other areas of the body. However, they have only recently been used to add that same volume, plumpness, and youthful appearance to hands affected by aging.
Why Would People Want Hand Rejuvenation?
There are many different reasons why people would want hand rejuvenation. For one, while it’s common to put sunscreen on your face and neck, many people have neglected their hands during their youth, and now the skin is aging much faster than other parts of the body.
Additionally, many people have had jobs or lives where their hands have been subjected to unusually harsh conditions (water, cold, salt, sun, etc.), so their hands have become weathered over time. Others feel insecure about their hands and want them to appear smooth and youthful. And some people just don’t want their hands to give away their age! All reasons are valid.
Does Hand Rejuvenation Hurt?
Hand rejuvenation is not painful. At most, you may feel slight discomfort during the procedure around the injection site. Generally, patients report that placing filler using needles in the back of the hands actually hurts less than getting facial fillers.
A topical anesthetic will be used before the procedure to ensure that there is some numbness before the injections begin. However, our medical providers at La Belle Vie are incredibly well-trained in this process. So they are experts at administering injections with very little discomfort to our clients.
Is Hand Rejuvenation Expensive?
Hand rejuvenation services using dermal fillers have costs that are typically similar to getting dermal fillers in the face. Patients can normally expect to pay between $750 to $1600 for hand rejuvenation using dermal fillers.
However, the total cost of the procedure will depend on a few factors. These include the type of filler used, how much of the filler is injected, and how many injection points are needed. If you want a more formal breakdown of the cost of hand rejuvenation call our office today.
How Long Does Hand Rejuvenation Last?
Typically, our clinicians use a hyaluronic acid dermal filler called Restylane Lift for our hand rejuvenation treatments. Restylane Lift is a dissolvable filler that has been found to be incredibly effective for improving volume and fullness in the skin. The FDA has approved Restylane Lift for treatment on both the face and hands. Usually, those who have Restylane Lift injections experience results that last for up to one year.
Who is a Good Candidate for Hand Rejuvenation?
Many different types of people would be good candidates for hand rejuvenation using dermal fillers.
Older people who are naturally progressing through aging may feel better about using dermal fillers to rejuvenate their hands, specifically if their hands have aged quicker than the rest of their bodies.
Additionally, younger people whose hands have been through more strenuous conditions may benefit from using dermal fillers to add volume. Since dermal fillers are considered extremely safe, there aren’t any significant restrictions on who should not invest in this treatment.
What Should I Expect During My Hand Rejuvenation Appointment?
You will arrive at the clinic at your appointment, and your provider will get you seated in a treatment room. From there, they will explain the treatment and everything that will happen during the procedure. First, a numbing cream will likely be applied to the skin on and around the tops of your hands, and then you will wait for it to take effect. After that, your provider will begin the injections on your hands with the dermal filler, and you will notice an immediate volumizing and plumping effect.
What Should I Expect After My Hand Rejuvenation Appointment?
After your appointment, no downtime is needed, and you can drive yourself home easily. You may notice a bit of swelling, redness, or bruising around the injection site, particularly if many injections were administered. However, these side effects should alleviate within a few days following your procedure. From then on, you will simply notice plump, youthful, wrinkle-free hands!
What About Age Spots?
Age spots, also known as liver spots, are another inevitability of getting older. Many patients complain that age spots are yet another thing causing them to feel self-conscious about their hands.
Those who undergo hand rejuvenation may also wish to treat their age spots with our state-of-the-art Harmony®XL light treatment. The procedure exposes the pigmented area to short pulses of light, which raises the temperature of the concentrated melanin enough to blast the cells in the area. Once these cells are shattered, your body replaces them with new cells. As a result, age spots simply disappear!
Should I Get Hand Rejuvenation at La Belle Vie?
If the wrinkles, loose skin, or other signs of aging in your hands bother you or make you feel self-conscious, hand rejuvenation treatment at La Belle Vie can be super beneficial. Not only will it make you feel better about your hands, but it can subtly take years off your appearance.