Hand Rejuvenation, New York City
Hands can often betray our age. The thinning of skin and subcutaneous tissue creates a hollowed look, accentuating the large veins on the back of the hands. As we age, sunspots can appear, making the hands look older. Fortunately, Dr. Zevon can recommend several treatments to help restore a more youthful appearance to aging hands.
The application of topical retinoids, light chemical peels, and microdermabrasion procedures will all help exfoliate the skin and may lighten sunspots or solar lentigenese. Of course, because the sun is responsible for their formation, the daily use of sunscreens is the best defense to help prevent new dark spots.
Improving the hollowed look of the back of the hands requires the injection of a filler substance. There are multiple substances used to fill the back of the hands and give them a more plump, youthful appearance. The most common products are:
- Hyaluronic acids, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®
- Calcium hydroxylapatite, such as Radiesse®
- Poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra® Aesthetic
Each product has advantages and disadvantages. The hyaluronic acids are clear, flow smoothly, and can be dissolved with the use of hyaluronidase if the desired effect is not achieved. Calcium hydroxylapatite is more white in color, which helps hide underlying structures (such as veins) a bit better, and the product tends to last longer than the hyaluronic acids. Poly-L-lactic acid lasts even longer, but is more expensive, more likely to be bumpy, and requires more injections to achieve the desired result.
Contact Dr. Zevon to schedule a consultation and see which option is right for you.