Cosmetic treatments keep hands looking youthful

June 12, 2012

Cosmetic treatments keep hands looking youthful
Cosmetic treatments keep hands looking youthful

When it comes to maintaining a more youthful appearance, plastic surgeons say cosmetic procedures go far beyond the face these days. In fact, many are seeking cosmetic treatments such as injectables and laser treatments on the hands, since they can make a person appear old because they lose volume and show other signs of aging such as visible tendons and veins as people get older.

"It's definitely increasing in frequency," a Maryland-based plastic surgeon told WJLA-TV News about cosmetic procedures for the hands.

In addition to commonly used facial fillers like Radiesse, a recent report released by the website revealed that some doctors rejuvenate the hands with fat injections.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), fat injections are commonly used for areas of the body including the face, lips and hands. It can be used to improve body contour, reduce the appearance of scars, fill depressions created by liposuction and rejuvenate aging hands and faces.

According to ASAPS, fat is a safe, long-lasting and natural-appearing filler that is used to replace volume in areas where it is diminished. Fat grafting usually involves harvesting fat from one part of the body, washing/ purifying it and then carefully re-injecting it with specially designed needles into designated areas.

In addition to injections, physicians use other methods such as laser treatments to reduce wrinkling and discoloration, such as Thermage to tighten the skin and sclerotherapy to make the veins less visible.

While these procedures do provide positive results, experts say they are not permanent and need to be repeated every year or so to maintain a more youthful look. However, those who want to keep their hands looking young should know they can help slow down the aging process by wearing sunscreen on them every day.

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