It’s an unfortunate fact that the hands often display signs of aging quite prominently. As we get older, the hands become bony as they lose fat, exhibiting veins that stick out. Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and volume loss make the hands lose their attractive look and give the impression that you’re getting on in years.

What if there was a way to make your hands look younger? Many celebrities tipping the age scale have used a solution that is becoming more and more common every day: dermal fillers.

The Filler Treatment Process

Dermal filler injections are minimally invasive and do not take long to administer. They are used to restore volume to the hands in the areas experiencing the issues.

The injections are strategically positioned between the tendons and veins of the hands. Care is taken to avoid these important structures, although there is always some risk of injury to the hands.

Depending on the volume of the filler used and the extent of the age-related issues, Dr. Lay will determine whether to use topical numbing cream or local anesthesia. These options are used to make the procedure more comfortable and pain-free for the patient.

In general, it’s recommended to be a little conservative with the number of syringes used. Often, two to three syringes of Radiesse is enough to make a very nice improvement. The filler is then massaged into the tissues.

Once the dermal filler injections are over, which takes about half an hour or so, Dr. Lay or his staff applies cool packs to the hands. Risks include bruising, swelling, pain in the hands, and injury to the tendons, veins, arteries, skin, bone, and/or nerves of the hands, although this is very rare.

The Results

The results of dermal-filler injections are amazing and can last for a good six months or often longer, depending on the filler used. It’s important to remember that Radiesse is a filler that is replaced by your own collagen so there is lasting effects even after the filler itself is gone. You should take good care of your hands and massage them with creams or lotions to add to their newly youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers are extremely popular, as they make the hands look naturally younger, doing away with the signs of the aging process. They revitalize the skin, fill wrinkles, and hide bulging veins. They can also encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the tissues, which makes the procedure very effective.

Before and After the Filler Treatment

Before the treatment, the patient must avoid excessive smoking and alcohol. A week prior to the procedure, supplements in the form of cod liver oil, Ginkgo Biloba, evening primrose, and others must be stopped.

After the dermal filler injections, there may be mild swelling, which is natural. The patient should avoid strenuous exercise and overexposure to sun. In fact, if the patient needs to be in the kitchen, it’s best to even avoid the heat of the stove or the oven. Saunas are also not a good idea.

Rubbing the area is not recommended, but a light massage, based on Dr. Lay’s advice, can be helpful for continuing to ensure that there are no lump formations. The advantage of choosing something that is non-surgical is that it does not require you to go under the knife. No scalpels, no incisions, no long recovery times.

Revitalize Your Hands

Visit an experienced medical professional for your filler rejuvenation – visit skilled facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chase Lay. Dr. Lay will be happy to give you more information during a consultation. Schedule your consultation by contacting our office.