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Treatment for Aging Hands - Radiesse w/ Optional AlexLazr
Do your hands give away your age?
Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face. Yet, one of the most age-telling body features is our hands. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and begin to look bony and fragile....with vein and joint protrusion, thin crepey skin texture and often they've become flecked with brown spots from sun exposure.
Combating the aging hand syndrome takes more than hand cream (though that simple step does make a difference). The latest technology has given us a set of procedures that will have similar effects as those we have been able to accomplish for the face.
AlexLazr for Age Spots and Pigmentation
If your hands are affected by age spots or liver spots, the AlexLazr is used to break up this pigment so the body can eliminate it. This laser seeks out darker pigment and fragments the pigment particles. As they are reduced to ultra-microscopic size, these dark pigment cells quickly surface and are both eliminated by the body's clean up cells as well as by the natural turnover of epidermal tissue.
Your hands will need to be protected from future sun damage (the main culprit in all unwanted pigmentation) by regular use of sun protection. Persistent use of sunscreen is a necessary step, no matter what cosmetic procedure your choose. Dermaceutical medical grade serums provide additional anti-aging support.
Immediately you will have hands that are well on their way to looking years younger.
|Photo Courtesy Steven Anderson
Patient results may vary
Factors in Hand Aging
Although spot removal and volume replenishment is an ideal anti-aging hand rejuvenation process, not everyone is able to take advantage of rejuvenation programs. What are some low-tech alternatives?
Chemical peels will reap a minor to modest improvement in skin texture and pigmentation. The new SilkPeel is a microdermabrasion infusion treatment that can also improve skin texture and has zero downtime. Prescription retinoids like Avage can also be helpful as well as Cosmelan for pigmentation.
Radiesse has proven to be a very versatile facial contouring product and has demonstrated durable augmentation in areas such as chin and cheek where a larger volume is required. It maintains a soft, natural feel and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding skin tissue.
Results typically last 1 - 2 years. Radiesse does not require allergy testing. Radiesse is a safe, effective and non-surgical treatment, which provides immediate smoothing of wrinkles, scars and the replenishment of volume loss.
The microspheres of CaHA have been shown to last up to seven years clinically. Radiesse should provide a long lasting correction, however individual results may vary, affected by age, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.
A simple out-patient procedure, it is performed under local anesthesia in the physician's office and takes about 15 minutes. Injection pain is minimized or eliminated by use of a topical cream (ELA-Max) or pain blocks may be performed immediately before the procedure. Following the procedure, patients may immediately return back to daily activities, however, treatment sights may be swollen for 1-2 days. There is also potential for bruising at the injection sight, which may be covered with concealer.
Depending on the areas treated, most of the correction may last for many months, or even years. Dr. Pilest's patients usually see results that last between 1 to 2 years. Touch up treatments may be necessary to maintain desired correction.
Botox for Relaxing Wrinkles and Smoothing Skin Surfaces
Fraxel for gentle resurfacing of aging, dull, sun damaged skin and melasma
Thermage for contouring and tightening the face, and tightening the neck, arms and abdomen
Restylane for Lip Augmentation and Wrinkles
Juvederm for Lines and Lips Fotofacial for Sun-induced Pigmentation