In the never-ending effort to maintain our youth, we tend to focus on our facial features more than any other part of our body. However, the hands are often one of the first areas of the body that shows visible signs of aging. To restore a youthful appearance to the hands, Dr. Jazayeri often performs hand rejuvenation treatments at his Santa Ana practice.
What Hand Rejuvenation Achieves
Hand rejuvenation can noticeably improve the following:
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Spider veins
- Loss of volume and firmness
Hand rejuvenation can be beneficial for individuals who feel that the appearance of their hands has a negative impact on their physical appearance and confidence level. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
Orange County Hand Rejuvenation
Hand rejuvenation is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation, and the entire procedure can usually be performed within 30 minutes to an hour. Although some practitioners use dermal fillers for hand rejuvenation, Dr. Jazayeri prefers the use of fat injections, which provide longer-lasting results. However, dermal fillers are an option for patients who desire a faster recovery with less downtime. For the fat injection method, liposuction is performed first to remove fat from an area on the body where excess deposits exist (e.g., abdomen, buttocks, and thighs). After the harvested fat is purified, Dr. Jazayeri strategically injects it into the dorsum of the hands to evenly distribute the fat. This procedure plumps the skin, increases fullness, and reduces the “veiny” and “bony” appearance in the hands.
Recovery and Results
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Jazayer may suture the small incisions from the harvested areas and apply a dressing to the hands. Although some minor swelling and discomfort may exist after treatment, these symptoms will subside over the next couple of days. There is little to no downtime associated with hand rejuvenation, and most patients are able to return to work and resume their normal activities within 48 hours of the procedure. Patients should avoid heavy manual labor and weight lifting for at least 7 to 10 days.
Hand rejuvenation immediately is a very rewarding procedure that restores a youthful appearance to the hands. Although this procedure provides long-lasting results, over time, some of the fat may be reabsorbed by the body, and additional treatments may be needed to maintain results. In addition, Dr. Jazayeri often recommends laser resurfacing of the hands to reduce or eliminate brown spots, tighten the skin, and further rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
If your hands are beginning to show signs of aging, we encourage you to contact the Élan Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling (714) 834-0101 or filling out our online contact form today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Jazayeri, looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the results you deserve.