There is a saying in Tampa that if you want to know someone’s real age; take a look at their hands. Old Hands are a tell-tale sign of aging and are a feature that cannot be easily hidden from view. While many people concentrate on the beauty of their face and look for ways to look younger, the hands are often neglected. But if your hands are wrinkled and show the tendons and veins, there is a way to rejuvenate them. Here is a solution for old hands.
What Creates Old Hands?
As we age, our hands lose volume, fat and elasticity. Because our fingers are always moving, we develop creases and wrinkles like we do in our face, especially in the high traffic areas like around the eyes or mouth. Since the skin becomes thinner, the veins, tendons and bones can begin to show through the back of the hands. This is what creates the appearance of old hands. Once the skin has lost its collagen and elastin, then it will no longer bounce back into place as it once did in youth. No amount of lotion or cream can replace the lost volume or restore the suppleness, though it can help to reduce the dryness on the outer layer of the skin.
Rejuvenating Old Hands
The wrinkles of old hands can be lessened and plumpness can be added through the use of dermal fillers. Some of the same fillers that work well in the facial region can also refresh the hands to add elasticity, volume and make them look younger. A well-qualified plastic surgeon can inject dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm under the first layer of the skin of the hands to plump them up and hide the underlying bones and veins. These fillers work to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, add contour and revitalize the skin. Most fillers use hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in the body. It helps bind water and act as a lubricant as well as transport nutrients to the skin. They are not a permanent solution but depending on the filler use, can remain effective for six months to a year after the treatment.
Dermal Fillers Make Old Hands Look Young Again
As is the case with any injectable dermal filler, it is important to work with an experienced practitioner and have the procedure in an accredited medical office. While fillers are generally considered safe, it is critical that they be injected in specific doses and in exactly the right location in order to appear natural. In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, has been using dermal fillers to revitalize old hands with much success. Dr. Dominic is a facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience and has educated other doctors on injectable filler techniques. He has trained other medical professional on Radiesse injection methods nationally and internationally and is a true expert on using dermal fillers to provide a more natural, youthful appearance in the face and in the hands.
If you are interested in finding out more about rejuvenation procedures to treat old hands, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The medical team is well trained and specializes in cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.