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Hand rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure for patients seeking to give their hands a youthful makeover. Because hands receive a lot of exposure to the sun and other elements, they can show gradual signs of aging. In addition, as your hands age, they lose some of their natural collagen and elastin, often leading to the appearance of prominent bones and veins. Many people often neglect the appearance of their hands and fail to realize that this can be the one thing that gives away their age.
Hand rejuvenation in Washington DC involves a combination of different treatments that can address the signs of aging and weathering by targeting dark spots on the skin, the loss of hand volume, and the presence of prominent lines and wrinkles. Most non-surgical procedures involving hand rejuvenation are minimally invasive and allow for significant results that can positively impact a patient’s self-confidence.
Hand rejuvenation involves various treatments that target signs of aging and skin changes on the hands. Several visible signs can develop on hands as people age, ranging from dark age spots to the loss of elasticity in the skin. Hand rejuvenation is increasing in popularity as patients understand that anti-aging treatments can take a full-body, holistic approach.
The benefits of DC hand rejuvenation treatments include the following:
There are surgical and non-surgical hand rejuvenation procedures available and patients can consult with their doctors as to the best course of treatment. Depending upon the patient’s goals and doctor recommendations, Washington DC hand rejuvenation comes in two forms:
Dermal fillers can smooth out facial wrinkles and lines, restore volume to the hands, and take years off an otherwise volume-depleted and aged hand. Radiesse is currently the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved for hands. A dermal filler consists of a gel that encourages the production of the body’s natural reserves of collagen. Before this procedure, the doctor applies a topical numbing cream before injecting the filler into target areas. The filler is injected into the hands at specific areas, delivering almost immediate results. The process is quick and could occur during a single in-office appointment. With just one prompt treatment, a person could see immediate, natural-looking results that can last up to one year. Common side effects of this procedure include some pain, redness, swelling, or bruising.
When the hands are exposed to sunlight and the elements, discolorations can develop on the skin’s surface. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a type of light treatment used to target dark spots, sun damage, birthmarks, wrinkles, freckles, and even unwanted body hair. Before treatment, patients may want to stay away from direct sunlight or blood-thinner medications that increase bleeding risk. During the procedure, the clinician should provide the patient with eye protection, apply a gel onto the target area, and then initiate the light pulses. An IPL procedure often takes about thirty minutes, depending on the area’s size, and patients may have to schedule more than one appointment.
With multiple treatments, the doctor could schedule them six weeks apart and the frequency of visits depends on the patient’s goals. Common side-effects of IPL treatments may include damage to surrounding tissue, redness, and some swelling. While the dermal filler treatments commonly occur in just one session, others like IPL may need future appointments. It is also possible to receive derma filler and IPL treatments together. This combined treatment can take years off of someone’s hands and restore them to a more youthful appearance. The downtime associated with this combination treatment is minimal, with no restrictions on one’s activity or appearance.
Our hands are some of the few body parts that are consistently visible to others, and as a result, we want them looking healthy and youthful. If you are looking for options for younger-looking hands, consider hand rejuvenation in Washington DC. Contact our office now to set up an initial consultation.
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