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Younger Hands in Less than an Hour!

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Want younger hands?

People often focus their attention on keeping the face looking young. But your hands can also give away your age. Treating sun damage to the hands is a great start, but what if your hands are starting to look too thin, with prominent bones, tendons, and veins? You may not know this, but we can use filler to achieve the look of younger hands! Radiesse is the first filler to obtain FDA approval for this use.

I inject Radiesse in the office, and the entire procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. We use numbing cream before injection to help make the procedure more comfortable. And I think the results speak for themselves- check out the photos below and see what having younger hands can look like!

younger hands

younger hands

After your injection:

Mild swelling is normal for the first couple of days, and may last up to a couple weeks. Using ice packs and keeping your hands elevated can help the swelling resolve more quickly, but there is no downtime after the procedure. By the next day you can work out, get your hands wet, and do all the activities you normally do. You may have some bruising after injection, which usually take a week or two to completely fade. Your new, younger hands will last about a year before you need another treatment.

But what if you have both thinning hands and age spots? In this case, we can use Radisse to make the hands look fuller, then add laser treatments to fade age spots. These treatments can even be done in a single visit.

If you’re tired of your hands giving away your age, call us today to set up a treatment! (440) 974-8577. Or you can search the Radiesse Hands website to find a provider in your area.

Dr. Greer is a plastic surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. Her passion is helping moms regain their confidence by getting rid of sagginess, wrinkles, and stubborn fat using surgery, laser, Botox and fillers. Check out her website for more information, or to download a FREE copy of “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Plastic Surgery.

 

 

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Disclaimer: This webpage is for general information only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical illness, or give any specific medical advice. Because medical knowlege is constantly evolving, I cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information in this blog.

What gives away your age?

We all know that wrinkles and sagging skin on the face are dead giveaways of our true age. But there are two other body parts that indicate your age that you may not even aware of.

1) Your neck and décolletage. Most women focus on the face when applying skin care products, sunscreen, and makeup. But the neck and décolletage receive as much sun, if not more. Fine lines and brown spots in this area are a dead giveaway of age. There are several treatment options for this area:

  • Skin care products: The same skin lightening creams (e.g. Lytera) that work on the face work on the chest and neck as well.
  • Resurfacing: Although a traditional laser peel is too harsh for the delicate skin in this area, more mild chemical peels and Profractional laser treatments can both be done on the neck and chest. These options will improve both texture and pigmentation.
  • Fotofacial or BBL: The primary goal of a fotofacial treatment is to even out the pigmentation, and it is very effective over the décolletage.

    BBL treatment of the chest

    BBL treatment of the chest

  • Skin tightening treatments: Marketed under many different brands (Venus, Skintyte, Ulthera, Thermage), these treatments heat the skin, which stimulates collagen remodeling and tightens skin gradually over a 4-6 month period. This is a great option when skin on the neck develops a crepey texture.

2) Your hands. Hands are subject to the same pigmentation issues as the rest of the body. And although skin on the hands does not develop wrinkles in the same way, the soft tissue does thin out (atrophy) over time, making the hands appear bony or gaunt.

  • Skin lightening creams and fotofacials are both great options for achieving more even pigmentation out on the hands.
  • There are two options to treat volume loss in the hands. Radiesse® has been used to add volume to the face for many years, and was recently approved by the FDA to add volume in the hands. Radiesse® is composed of hydroxylapatite, a mineral found in bone. It is injected under the skin to add volume, and lasts about 9-12 months. The other option for adding volume to the hands is fat grafting. This procedure takes fat from the abdomen or thighs, and injects it under the skin. Unlike Radiesse®, fat-grafting is permanent.

What body area shows your age the most? I’d love to hear from you!

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Disclaimer: This webpage is for general information only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical illness, or give any specific medical advice. Because medical knowlege is constantly evolving, I cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information in this blog.