We spend time choosing skin care products and treating lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin for our face to reverse the signs of aging. But what about our hands?
The skin and structures of the hand age in the same manner as the face. Over time, the fatty structures of the hands deflate, and the loss of tone in the intrinsic hand muscles can make veins, bones, and tendons more visible. The microscopic vasculature of the hands diminishes over time, and thinning of the skin over time can cause dryness and reduced elasticity. After the age of 50, bone density in the hands decreases by 0.72% per year (reference). Sun exposure can further damage collagen and connective tissues, further exposing the age of your hands.
I know what you’re thinking. Add it to the list….When you think about it, the hands are the most utilized part of your upper body. We use them during our waking hours for multiple tasks and functions. They deserve some attention too, would you agree?
Dermal fillers to the rescue! Adding volume to the hands can rejuvenate the hands, reversing signs of aging and add lost volume, and make the hands appear more youthful. We use Restylane® Lyft, the first FDA-approved filler to improve volume in the hands. Not only is the treatment quick and painless, but the results can also last for 9 months or more.
Restylane®Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the body which holds water in our skin and provides lubrication to our joints. We produce and degrade hyaluronic acid daily in our body. The difference with hyaluronic acid fillers is that the molecules are bound together, or crosslinked, making it more difficult for the body to break down, allowing the filler to provide a longer-lasting result.
Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a board-certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and craniofacial surgery for adults and children. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in facial gender confirmation surgery.