SF Bay Area Hand Rejuvenation

Few areas of the body are as visible as the hands, and years of sun exposure can result in advanced aging that does not reflect your own vitality. Just as with the face, the hands tend to age in multiple ways, including surface changes (sun spots), volume loss, and changes in elasticity. Hand rejuvenation treatments can address your unique hand aging for a more youthful appearance.

Your hand rejuvenation treatment will be customized to best suit the condition of your hands and your unique concerns. If you have sun damage on your hands due to aging and prolonged sun exposure, Dr. Rankin will likely recommend that you undergo a laser treatment to improve the appearance of the skin. Volume loss in the hands, which commonly leads to a bony or veiny appearance, can be addressed with a fat grafting procedure.

Hand rejuvenation treatments vary depending on each person’s unique concerns. The preferred approach for hand rejuvenation is to eliminate the sun spots with a laser treatment and perform fat grafting to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons.

BBL™ (BroadBand Light)

BBL™ laser treatment uses light in the visible spectrum to target red spots, brown spots and sun damaged areas of your skin. When the laser shoots out light energy, it is absorbed by the skin, causing the elimination of pigmented skin cells that cause hyperpigmentation and redness. The laser treatment also causes your body to start producing more collagen and elastin in the treated skin, improving the overall appearance and smoothing away imperfections. 

This treatment can be performed in the office and the sensation is warm, but there is no pain. You will see improved consistency of skin tone within 5-7 days. This treatment can be repeated periodically in order to maintain youthful appearing skin.

Halo™ Laser

Halo™ laser resurfacing can also be used in conjunction with fat grafting in order to improve the appearance of your hands. The Halo™ laser is a hybrid laser treatment that uses both ablative and non-ablative technology to improve skin tone and texture. The innovative technology targets the surface of the skin, removing the top layer of dead and damaged cells. It also heats the deeper layers of the skin to promote the production of collagen and elastin.

The Halo™ laser is minimally invasive and can be performed in the office. During the treatment, you will be able to feel warmth from the laser, but you will not experience pain. After a Halo™ laser treatment, you can expect to see improved skin tone and texture within 5-7 days. Maintenance treatments can be done periodically to preserve youthful-looking skin.

Fat Grafting 

Fat grafting is a surgical procedure that can be done under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, small incisions are made in order to remove fat from an unwanted area, such as the flanks, tummy, hips, or thighs. This fat is cleansed and processed, and then a small, blunt needle called a cannula is used to gently place the fat into the back of the hands. 

Fat grafting restores lost hand volume caused by aging and softens the appearance of the veins, bones, and tendons in the hands. Fat grafting also helps to add volume beneath skin that has lost its elasticity, improving the appearance of crepey skin and wrinkles.

After BBL™ or Halo™ laser treatment on the hands, there is no downtime, though we do recommend that you protect your hands from the sun. You may experience some slight skin sensitivity or redness after your treatment, which should dissipate over the first few days. 

Fat grafting requires 1-2 weeks of recovery time on average, though this can vary depending on the person. Patients will typically experience some swelling and bruising on the hands and in the areas where fat was harvested.

Good candidates for hand rejuvenation are people who have aesthetic concerns related to the aging of their hands, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Lack of skin elasticity and wrinkles  
  • Prominent veins and tendons 
  • A thin, bony appearance 

Since BBL™ laser and Halo™ laser are minimally-invasive, most people make good candidates for these treatments. Candidates for fat grafting should be in good general health and should have excess fat that can be harvested and transferred.

The price of your hand rejuvenation treatment will depend on the method used to address your concerns. Generally, laser treatments are less expensive than surgical fat transfer. If you choose to undergo both procedures, costs will increase. 

The hand rejuvenation treatment ranges $2,500 – $5,500. This price can be influenced by anesthesia, surgical center fees, and if you choose to undergo fat grafting. If you are interested in learning more, please give us a call. One of our patient coordinators can answer most of your questions including procedure details and pricing.

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Want to learn more about how Hand Rejuvenation can help you gain more confidence in your appearance? Schedule your consultation with NorCal Plastic Surgery by calling our East Bay location at (925) 856-4800 or our North Bay location at 415-727-9666, or by filling out the consultation request form below. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery, proudly serving the East Bay, Marin County, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.