You notice it when you try on a ring or you want to warmly shake someone else’s hand. Your hands look years older than they should. The causes behind the aged appearance of hands can defy standard remedies or prevention, but new techniques offer a return to a youthful, smooth, fuller look for your hands.
Changes in the Structure of Hands
While you might have a daily regime of moisturizing the hands this will help in keeping the skin soft, but it can’t repair the changes in structure which occur as a person matures. After the age of thirty most people will see a loss of volume and fat under the skin. The skin itself begins to lose elasticity. This loss of fat tissue gives the skin of the hands a translucent quality, allowing the veins and bones to appear more prominent. The skin loosens and the hands look shriveled. If you are like many patients who look for a medical solution you might note your hands “look old” despite the fact your face and body still possess a more youthful countenance.
Age spots can appear on the hands and elsewhere on the body. These spots are more likely to develop on the skin if you have a fair complexion. The hands are most often affected by age spots due to exposure to the sun.
During a hand-lift a qualified plastic surgeon can repair several problems in a short amount of time using several methods.
Injecting fillers under the first layer of skin to “plump up” thin areas
Using pulsed light to smooth the skin surface
Laser resurfacing to remove age spots
Fast, Safe, and Effective
Depending on the procedure some hand-lifts take less than thirty minutes. This is a safe procedure, but it’s best to seek out the surgeon with experience in performing this type of surgery.