Hands are a masterpiece of nature, and beautiful hands have always been a source of fascination for human beings. Hands are one of the first things people notice about each other when meeting — and also one of the first body parts to show visible signs of aging. In today’s modern world, a surge of interest in hand quality has developed, with people desiring hands that match their beautifully cared-for facial and neck skin.
Between natural aging, wear and tear, and sun-damage, the back of the hands (called the dorsum) can eventually display: a sinewy, bony appearance, visible tendons, prominent veins, dark, hyperpigmented spots from age or the sun, and thin, loose, wrinkly, saggy skin, and scars. Dr. Hamilton performs Hand Rejuvenation using a variety of techniques to replace the volume loss of the dorsum’s soft tissue, minimize the appearance of prominent veins and tendons, and eradicate hyperpigmentation for a soft, supple, youthful hand revitalization featuring quality skin tone and texture:
Dermal Fillers: Dr. Hamilton uses Radiesse — an injectable that uses a calcium-based solution — to instantly add volume to the back of the hands. Radiesse forms a scaffold for tissue to build around, and it additionally, for a long-term benefit, triggers the production of collagen (a protein in the body responsible for the skin’s framework, elasticity, and firmness), helping to restore the collagen naturally lost over time from aging. Depending on metabolism, Radiesse produces results that last up to 2 years. Alternatively, a filler that is a hyaluronic-acid based gel (such as Juvederm) can be injected into the dorsum to instantly replace volume loss in the hands, for smoothness, softness, and fullness. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule existing in the body that is a powerful humectant, drawing in water molecules to create plumpness in the skin and tissues. Depending on the individual’s metabolism, the rejuvenating results from Juvederm last up to 18-24 months.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Dr. Hamilton employs this advanced laser technique to rejuvenate the outermost layer of skin — to tighten loose skin, eradicate hyperpigmented areas, minimize the appearance of scarring, and create quality skin tone and texture. The laser replaces damaged skin cells with new, healthier, youthful-looking, radiant skin displaying a beautiful, even skin tone and texture. Plus, the laser stimulates the production of collagen (a protein that forms the skin’s structure and is responsible for the skin’s elasticity and firmness) for an additional long-term improvement in plumpness, softness, firmness, and smoothness.
Facial Fat Transfer (or Fat Grafting): For individuals who desire a more permanent hand rejuvenation that lasts for years, Dr. Hamilton performs fat grafting, a surgical procedure that uses liposuction to extract excess fat from another part of the body for transfer into the dorsum — for youthful, smoother, softer, fuller hands.