Do Your Hands Give Away Your Age? Turn Back the Hands of Time
Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face. Yet, one of the most age–telling body features is our hands. Because the skin on the back of the hands is extremely thin, the loss of fat padding on any level shows quickly. Take away that cushion and all the structures in the hand show up — the tendons, bones and the veins. Sun damage plays a big part in the “aging hand” syndrome too. Given that your hands are nearly always routinely ignored when it comes to sunscreen – and they spend a lot of time in the “driver’s seat” wrapped around a steering wheel — it’s no wonder they start showing their age earlier than the rest of our body.
The natural fat cushion that we’re born with begins to lessen in our late twenties and early 30’s. By the time most of us hit 50, we have hands that tell the truth about our age — and often they can actually make us seem older than we are!
Sun exposure over the decades sets up a prolonged cascade of liver spots and brown patches that can keep popping up long after we’ve learned to stay out of the sun. Add that to the color changes brought about by the darkness of veins and your hands can sometimes look as if they’ve been bruised and battered in addition to looking more skeletal.
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.
Radiesse as a Fat Replacement
Replacing the volume loss with a dermal filler is not a “new” thing. Fat transfers have been used to treat volume loss for many years. The staying power of fat is debatable, and it requires a source — that means some type of surgical removal from some other part of your body. It’s expensive and time consuming.
Radiesse is a dense easy–to–mold filler made of Calcium–based microspheres. This is the same type of product that has been used in orthopedics for quite some time. With an established longevity of 12 to 24 months, Radiesse wears well in the hands and provides an instant cushion replacement. The depressions between the tendons and veins are refilled so both the bony appearance and the vein prominences (and the dark color of the veins) are reduced, giving your hands a softer, fuller appearance that signifies youth.
Radiesse is safe, effective and extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration. The malleability and staying power of Radiesse have turned it into something of an injectable implant. It can be injected into the cheek and chin area to provide a nonsurgical implant that’s completely natural looking. Radiesse is also considered “the” material when used for reshaping in the instance of asymmetry of the nose and as a nasal bridge builder for those with flat nose bridges.
Radiesse Rejuvenation Injection Procedure for the Hands