A youthful appearance is often judged upon the condition of not only the face and neck, but also of the hands. Over time, hands can begin to become pigmented, lose fat, and become wrinkled. Hand rejuvenation at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin can help to reverse these problems. This can be done with a combination of lasers including the fractional carbon dioxide laser, fat transfer and injectable dermal fillers. There is no real method of preventing hands from ageing other than the use of a good sunscreen. It is important to place sunscreen on the back of the hands as well as the face and neck.
Dark spots | Sunspots
Skin pigmentation on the hands, in the majority of cases, is due to sun exposure. These dark age spots develop with increasing levels of UV light. On the hands they develop as discrete brown spots that can make the hands appear older.
Hand pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways at the Dublin based cosmetic clinic;
The pulse duration of the laser is very quick. Hence, it not only heats the pigmentation, but also shatters it. This means that fewer treatments are required, usually 1 to 3, however, the risk is slightly higher.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing of the hands
Unlike traditional carbon dioxide lasers, which have a high risk of scarring when used on off-face areas like the hands, fractional carbon dioxide lasers are able to remove pigmentation from hands as well as improve skin texture. The tiny beams of laser help rejuvenation as well as getting rid of dark pigmentation.
Fractional CO2 Laser and can be used at low energy levels to rejuvenate the backs of the hands. The laser machine is used to resurface skin and allow the skin to regenerate to become smoother and less wrinkly.
Fractional CO2 Laser ablate a percentage of the surface of the skin, leaving some intact and untreated bridges of skin in between the treated areas. This allows for faster healing and less risk of scarring than traditional unfractionated carbon dioxide lasers.
Hands Fat Loss
Fat loss on the back of the hands can lead to excessive show of tendons/bone, and make hands appear aged.
Fat transfer can be used to transfer fat from another part of the body, via liposuction, to be placed in the hands. This is a good procedure that usually lasts for many years.
Injectable dermal fillers like Radiesse, Sculptra and Ellansé can be placed into the hands to restore volume loss. This helps to reduce the appearance of tendons and the bones of the hand by plumping the areas around these structures.
Before & After Photos
The cost of hand rejuvenation depends on the modality used. Pigmentation requiring Q-Switched laser need 2 to 3 sessions while one session of Fractional CO2 Laser suffice in the majority of cases. For volume restoration, Radiesse, Ellanse or Sculptra are used and we use 1 to 2 syringes per hand. Fat grafting is a procedure favoured if our patient is considering VASER Lipo at the same time.
Laser treatment €150 per session
Fractional CO2 Resurfacing €850
Dermal filler Treatment €450/syringe
Fat transfer & lipofilling €3000