While many people spend a great deal of time on maintaining a youthful appearance in their face and body with creams, lotions, and treatments, often the back of the hands get neglected. When the hands are not included as part of a regular beauty regimen, they can give a person the appearance of being much older. Due to their position on the body, hands spend a great deal of time being exposed to the elements, including when operating a vehicle. By the time an individual reaches their late 20s, their hands begin to lose volume, resulting in thinner, more wrinkled skin that unflatteringly highlights tendons and veins.
Are You Interested in Rejuvenating Your Hands in Order to Make Them Look Much Younger?
Aging is a process that everyone has to deal with, but there are techniques to delay the visible results for much longer. Many people experience emotional fear when their hands or other areas of the body reveal in frightening detail the creeping advancement of age. Along with the face, a person’s hands are what people see first, and it is often by looking at the hands that the inexorable march of time is most visible. This is why innovative treatments that can rejuvenate the appearance of the hands are rapidly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. As demand has increased for hand rejuvenation, cosmetic surgeons have developed new methods to treat it.
Most of our clients are already familiar with FDA-approved dermal fillers to add volume to the face that plump wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The hands can similarly benefit from this type of treatment as young, healthy hands have a plump and voluminous appearance. By using these special fillers, we can reduce the signs of aging via tiny injections under the skin. The professional team at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery uses a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort when using these advanced fillers. The substance is soft and easily contours to the natural shape of the back of the hand to leave hands looking fuller, younger and more vibrant.
Hand Rejuvenation with the Palomar® StarLux® 1540
Dermal fillers are not the only way to add volume and a youthful appearance to the back of the hands. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer our clients laser treatments, also known as photorejuvenation, to minimize and erase age spots, freckles, and sunspots. Using the most advanced laser technology – the Palomar® Icon – a pulsed series of focused light is directed at discoloration and spots in the skin to address the problem right at its source.
The Palomar® 1540 technique rejuvenates the appearance of the hand by sending pulses of concentrated light into focused areas of the skin. As the high-precision laser light columns strike the affected area, the targeted tissue then triggers a natural healing and growth response from the body, replacing discolored skin with newer, healthier tissue.
At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we have seen how photofacial techniques work best when performed in a series since each treatment can only reach about a quarter of the targeted area. We recommend that four to six treatments be scheduled every four weeks to achieve the best results. After each treatment, you will notice consistently improving results without unpleasant side effects, such as the creation of new wrinkles or fine lines.
The Palomar® 1540 works by triggering the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation process to create new collagen and skin cells, leaving our clients with improved skin texture, tone, collagen and color with much faster healing times and fewer wrinkles than with other techniques.
Following the hand rejuvenation treatment, the body will start producing new collagen. It takes about six weeks for the new collagen to begin forming and three months for results to become visible. The Palomar® 1540 technique works by destroying the targeted tissue, so be aware that it takes time for the body to produce new collagen. Following the treatment, new collagen production can be expected to continue for six months all the way up to a full year.
The innovative technique of combining dermal fillers to add volume and photorejuvenation to enhance the color and texture of the skin leave hands looking far younger and more attractive.
Am I A Good Candidate For Hand Rejuvenation?
By rejuvenating the hands, an individual can not only drastically roll back the signs of aging in the hands but add to an overall improvement in their appearance. The hand rejuvenation treatment is ideal for individuals wanting to address a number of conditions, including:
- Bulging tendons and veins
- Sallow, coarse skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Thin, sunken looking skin
- Discoloration like sunspots and age spots
Are You Curious Why Hands Show Signs of Aging Before so Many Other Parts of the Body?
Looking at someone’s hands can often reveal their true age because the hands, along with the face, are constantly exposed to the environment. Sunlight and the elements take their toll on unprotected hands, and few people protect their hands with sunscreen. Over time, unprotected hands begin to become discolored, lose their youthful volume, become dry and may even develop dangerous growths.
How Much Does Laser Hand Rejuvenation Cost in Jacksonville?
Most health insurance companies classify hand rejuvenation treatments as an elective procedure and, therefore, do not provide coverage. To ensure that hand rejuvenation procedures are accessible and affordable to all of his patients, Dr. Garcia accepts cash, credit cards and offers financing.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on hand rejuvenation or to schedule a consultation at one of our four convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.