While your face may be the first thing most people notice, your hands also play a huge role in your overall appearance and may betray your age even if your face and hair are youthful and radiant.
Just like your facial skin, the skin on your hands develops wrinkles and loses volume as you age. Your hands may gradually develop a bony or gaunt appearance, and you may also notice age spots or prominent veins.
Fortunately, combination hand rejuvenation procedures can correct these problems and give you elegant, smooth hands that you won't want to hide in your pockets. The same cosmetic procedures that transform your face can be used for hand rejuvenation. Two of the most popular and effective methods employed today are Radiesse and Fraxel, which can be used individually for hand rejuvenation or, for even better results, used as a combination hand rejuvenation treatment to add both youthful fullness to the skin while also correcting skin tone, smoothing out skin texture and eliminating brown spots.
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler used to increase skin volume and smooth away wrinkles after collagen and elastin loss has occurred. The product consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. After a Radiesse hand rejuvenation treatment, your hands will immediately look fuller, smoother, younger and more supple. Radiesse also produces long-term benefits as it stimulates your body's natural collagen production, which means that your results will improve over time. Eventually, Radiesse is absorbed by your body, but your newly formed natural collagen is left in place, with results lasting up to 18 months.
A Fraxel treatment can reduce or eliminate the appearance of age spots, rough skin and sun damage virtually anywhere on the body. Fractional lasers work by heating and vaporizing tiny sections of discolored or rough skin between areas of undamaged skin. As the skin heals, your body generates new collagen and recreates the surface of your skin, leaving it smoother and diminishing discoloration and scars. If your hands, which are exposed to the harsh elements at all times, have significant sun damage, uneven pigmentation or lines and wrinkles, a Fraxel hands treatment can remove these blemishes and reveal more youthful looking hands.
Most patients seeking hand rejuvenation in our Beverly Hills medspa don’t have just one concern about their hands. Generally speaking, if a patient has volume loss that causes more visible hand veins, they likely also have sun damage or skin texture issues. When this is the case, a combination hand rejuvenation treatment is recommended by our providers using both Fraxel for skin resurfacing and Radiesse to restore lost volume.
Approaching this combination hand rejuvenation treatment must be done with care. If you’ve already received a Radiesse hand treatment, a laser treatment to the same area could break down the filler. It’s for this reason that our providers will first do a series of Fraxel hand treatments (usually 3 or more) and then proceed with the Radiesse filler. After several Fraxel hand treatments over the course of several months and one Radiesse treatment, your combination hand rejuvenation results will last up to 12-18 months, when you’ll want to return to receive a repeat Radiesse filler treatment.
To avoid the need for repeated Fraxel hand treatments, our team will also prescribe skin care products designed for the hands to maintain your results. Additionally, we’ll recommend that you wear sunscreen on your hands everyday to prevent new sun damage from occurring.
To find out if a combination hand rejuvenation treatment with Radiesse for hands and Fraxel laser skin treatment is right for you, schedule a complimentary, no obligation consultation with our medically licensed providers. They will evaluate your skin condition, discuss your desired outcome, and prescribe a solution for your needs.