What is hand rejuvenation?
Hand rejuvenation is a treatment that combines different techniques aimed at restoring the smoothness, vitality and natural colour of the skin of the hands.
Depending on the case, one or more methods may be used to rejuvenate the hands.
Why is it performed?
This treatment is becoming increasingly popular, especially with people over the age of 40, as this is when the hands begin to age (especially the back), liver spots appear, the skin is drier and more brittle and the veins become more visible.
What does it involve?
Different techniques can be used to reduce wrinkles and creases in the skin:
- Hyaluronic acid hydration, consisting of micro infiltrations into the back of the hand to produce a moisturising effect and increase the thickness of the subdermal tissue. This technique gives immediate results that usually last between 3 months and a year, depending on the density of the hyaluronic acid.
- Revitalisation with vitamin complexes; among other substances, they contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids and aminoglycosides, together with hyaluronic acid of varying densities. This treatment needs to be repeated every 2-3 months.
- Cell biostimulation through injections of calcium hydroxyapatite, known as Radiesse, which is a gel, calcium and water-based mineral compound. It is performed under local anaesthetic and the results are immediate.
- Fat infiltration. This is a minor surgical intervention in which a small amount of the person’s own fat is removed by liposuction. The fat is then centrifuged and infiltrated into the back of the hands (under the skin). This treatment normally requires a second session, as some of the fat will be absorbed. The main advantage to this treatment is that the result is permanent.
- Growth factors/biostimulation. Growth factors can be added to the vitamin complexes or to the fat infiltration. The technique consists of obtaining around 20 cc of the person’s blood, which is then centrifuged to extract platelet-rich plasma. This plasma is then reacted with a compound to form a clot which will break down and mix with the vitamin complex or the hyaluronic acid. This procedure can be repeated more than once during the year.
- Peels. These eliminate skin spots that appear on the back of the hands mainly due to sun exposure and skin ageing. There are two types of peels: chemical (performed mainly with salicylic or glycolic acid, and trichloroacetic acid) and physical (which uses an IPL laser).
How to prepare for it
Preparation for hand rejuvenation will depend on the technique used.
Following hand rejuvenation treatment, avoid sun exposure and moisturise the skin with regenerating cream.