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Hand Rejuvenation

The face is not the only location that can reveal one’s age. Hands are an important treatment area for those who want to age gracefully. Hand rejuvenation consists of three components: filler for loss of volume and diminishing the appearance of veins, removing brown spots, and resurfacing the skin with fractional laser resurfacing. Treatments are tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

Filler for Loss of Volume & Diminishing the Appearance of Veins

Loss of volume in the dermis occurs all over the body as one ages. This process is particularly apparent on sun-exposed areas, such as the face and hands, since ultraviolet radiation (UVR) contributes to degradation of collagen and other components in the dermis. When the hands lose volume, fillers can be injected in the backs of the hands to restore volume and promote collagen growth. The hands are first injected with numbing medication in order to provide local anesthesia. The filler, usually Radiesse, is then injected into the backs of the hands. Local swelling and bruising can occur, so it is best to plan for two weeks of healing.

Removing Brown Spots (Solar Lentigines & Seborrheic Keratoses)

Brown spots, commonly known as “sun spots”,  “age spots”, or “liver spots” or are unsightly marks on the backs of the hands. Medically, the flat lesions are classified as solar lentigines and are caused by sun exposure. Whereas, the bumpy lesions are classified as seborrheic keratoses, and are caused by genetics. Based on the number of solar lentigines on the hands, different treatment options exist, such as cryotherapy, laser treatment, chemical peels and bleaching creams. For seborrheic keratoses, cryotherapy, laser treatment, and electrodessication can be used for treatment.  Sun protection is an absolute must in order to maintain lasting results from such treatments, as well as to prevent new brown spots.

Resurfacing the Skin with Laser Resurfacing

Fine lines and wrinkles are common on the hands with age and are caused by sun exposure.  Fractional laser resurfacing vaporizes tissue in a precisely controlled manner to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation. Fractora is the most advanced fractional radiofrequency (RF) treatment that delivers RF energy to the skin through an array of pins producing localized heat and small micro-lesion dots in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by Fractora in the sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen restructuring for skin rejuvenation and an improved appearance in the skin. Fractora is most useful for improving  skin texture, fine lines or wrinkles, sun damage, skin laxity and scarring.  A single treatment or a series of treatments can be performed on the hands.

 

Dr. Curcio completed a prestigious fellowship in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. With her extensive experience, she can personalize a treatment regimen to help you attain the best possible result.

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