Have you ever wished your hands looked as youthful and vibrant as your face?
While many people focus on facial rejuvenation, our hands can often give away our age, showing signs of wrinkles, volume loss, and age spots. Fortunately, hand fillers offer a safe and effective solution for achieving youthful-looking hands.
This blog will explore hand fillers, how they work, and what to expect during the procedure. Let’s dive in.
What Are Hand Fillers?
Hand fillers are injectable treatments that use dermal fillers to add volume and rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
As we age, the skin on our hands naturally loses volume and elasticity, leading to wrinkles, visible veins, and tendons. Hand fillers can help restore a youthful appearance to the hands by plumping up the skin and filling in wrinkles and hollow areas.
The most common fillers used for hand rejuvenation are hyaluronic acid fillers and Radiesse. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, are made of a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin.
Radiesse, on the other hand, is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel. This type of filler stimulates collagen production and helps to improve skin texture and thickness.
One of the benefits of hand fillers is their ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and volume loss on the hands. They can also help to conceal visible veins and tendons, making the hands look smoother and more youthful. Additionally, hand fillers are a non-surgical treatment that can be performed relatively quickly, with little to no downtime.
Before undergoing a hand filler procedure, you must schedule a consultation with a qualified provider to discuss your goals and determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
During the consultation, your provider will evaluate your skin and assess the extent of volume loss and wrinkles on your hands. They will also review your medical history and discuss any potential risks or side effects of the procedure.
Once you have been deemed a good candidate for hand fillers, the procedure is relatively straightforward.
First, your provider will clean the injection sites on your hands and may apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort during the injection process.
Next, they will carefully inject the filler into the areas of your hands that require treatment, using a fine needle to minimize any pain or discomfort.
The injection process typically takes less than 30 minutes and can be performed in-office.
After a hand filler procedure, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites. However, these side effects typically resolve within a few days, and you can usually return to your normal daily activities immediately.
Your provider may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for a few days to minimize the risk of bruising.
It’s important to follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your provider to ensure proper healing and optimal results. This may include avoiding exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, or abrasive skin treatments for a few days after the procedure.
You may also be advised to massage the injection sites to help distribute the filler evenly and promote optimal results.
Regarding results, most patients begin to see the effects of hand fillers immediately after the procedure. However, it may take a few days for any swelling or bruising to subside and for the filler to settle into its final position.
The results of hand fillers typically last between 6 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s body chemistry.
Hello Youthful Hands
Hand fillers are an excellent option for those looking to restore a more youthful appearance to their hands. The procedure is quick, easy, and painless; the results can last several months.
At Glow Aesthetic Center our experienced providers are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals through safe, effective treatments like hand fillers. We offer a range of hand rejuvenation options to help you achieve the best possible results. We work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their needs and goals.
If you want to learn more about hand fillers and other hand rejuvenation treatments, schedule a consultation today.