Hands show signs of ageing sooner than other less exposed parts of the body.
Age spots, pre-cancerous lesions of the hand and irregular pigmentation of the back of the hands.
Excessive venous pattern.
The thin texture and the elaxticity of the skin.
Depending on your skin complexion, the state of your skin and your particular concerns the program for the rejuvenation of the hands can be adjusted.
As in the case of facial rejuvenation, treatments for hands can be used separately or combined to achieve the best possible outcome.
Topical treatments with Retin-A (and Glycolic acid). (See skin rejuvenation programs). Retin-A is the first product ever scientifically proven to significantly effect the aging process. Topical applications of Retin-A can repair sun-damaged skin and stimulate the production of collagen, which is the underlying supporting structure of the skin.
Chemical Peels. TCA (Tri-chloro Acetic Acid). peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and even arms and legs.
Depending on your skin type and your desired results we will recommend a superficial or medium chemical peel. In the hand deeper peels almost never indicated.
Fat grafting. The use of your own fat for improvement the texture of the hand. This fat is taken from other areas of the body by liposuction. It essentially enhances areas of lost volume. This requires a local anaesthetic procedure with or without sedation although some patients choose to have this treatment under general anaesthesia. The procedure takes 1 to 1,5 hours.
The process and suitability for treatment, as well as the possible side effects or complications will be discussed with you by Dr. Cerqueiro at the time of consultation.